It's official: My computer at school has a bad hard-drive. Here is the diagnosis:
From all indications the disk on GSXXX.SP...has failed; disk diagnostics is turning up numerous bad sectors. We may have another 160GB SATA drive available in house...if not I'll order one.
Anyway, I don't think there was anything critical on there, mostly because I use CVS to store the most important stuff, and the IT department does nightly backups of that machine. However, that was the only computer I have that can build this simulator that I am working on for my research project, so for the past week I've just been writing code without seeing if it actually works (a generally bad idea).
Eh, I guess it could've been worse, but it's just a little annoying considering how busy things are right now.