|I blew away the sandisk, formatted it as a Win98 recovery disk, put LL3,Part.exe and the 4 in 1 drivers, etc on it. Once you put a 2nd IDE device on your system it is effectly hidden from any virus. If the system crashed, just unhook the CD, boot from the sandisk, reformat the hard drive. You can then use LL3 to copy the files via the parallel port. Takes longer than opening the box, but it is safer.|
If all that happens is you crash the disk or get eaten by a virus, I would be really amazed if it took more than an hour to open the machine, move the drive & set it up again. Beyond being cool, I still don't see a real need. It would be nice, but that is about it. This is the second time, remember.
If you want it, you will probably need to do it the same way Wild Pencil did. Nobody showed him how or gave it to him wrapped up in a bow. I know how hard it is to debug and slice one of these things. I can't do it (yet). You want it, offer him something he wants. Pissing him off sure won't do it.