I am mad at myself and at my computer. My ailing and recently repaired laptop has finally died for good and I have no idea what is wrong this time. So I decided not to sink any more time and money into it and get a harddrive for my other laptop instead. Got it yesterday and everything worked nicely, except for the internet. Took me all morning to figure out that the hd seems to be to blame If I disconnected it and reboot, the internet works.
Somewhere, I read that not all systems can handle very large harddrives. I should do some googling on that (or should have done before I bought a 400GB hardrive)
But with the increased hd space, I can finally put together all the watchables that I owe people. gledster2000 and ninnui, you should get mail next week.