A good day, all in all. I didn't catch the sunshine, still being ill, but I managed to get back into the dead hard drive, and rescue Julie's Thailand pictures, and my old email, and so on. I still don't know quite what happened, but at least I have got my data back in an accessible state. Phew!
I'll try to get to work tomorrow, but I am still sweating and coughing. My PC seems a little better than I am, right now.