My laptop returned from Fujitsu tech support yesterday. The evil, evil FedEx delivery girl just tossed the package over our fence; luckily, niamh appears to work just fine. I'll file a complaint anyway. While working today I'm nuking the machine and reinstalling; I'll dual-boot FreeBSD 5.2.1 and Windows XP. The FreeBSD install is mostly done as I type this.
I'll do the Windows reinstall tonight while doing laundry. Once I have the Windows install past the 17 reboots it'll take, I'm going to dd an image of the Windows partition and back it up somewhere. That way, when Windows is sucking and I need to reinstall, I can start from an image most of the way along.