Wow so this is a great day for me. As soon as I wake up first thing I learn: our image server was shut down by our server provider as it was being used by hackers to send spam and "phishing". Great. So as I'm about to look and check the server, boom: my laptops HDD dies. Actually it was nothing like a boom. I was just using my pc checking my mail with firefox, then suddenly the PC freezes and I hear a slightly clicky noise coming from my HDD. So I turn the PC off and guess what? it doesnt boot anymore. Both Fedora and XP fail during startup. XP gives me a black screen immediatly and doesnt do anything. Fedora displays some text then crashes when trying to access the HDD. I'm surprised because some files can still be read from the HDD apparently, small files like the multiboot loader (grub) or the system initialization sequence of windows and linux. I also tried loading a linux liveCD but it failed because at some point it tried to access my HDD, and got stuck in an infinite error loop. So, in short, what are my options?