Got it to boot several times into my alternate drive, but can't seem to figure out what's wrong. Well, no, just occured to me to check the logs on my main drive, but I've also managed to run out of space on my alternate drive, so it crashed as well. (This isn't the problem that caused the main drive to crash... that has at least 2.5GB of space remaining.)
Currently at the blue-select-a-boot-drive screen. But cursor isn't changing over to select and remaining on spinning watch icon.
Oh, and I called my roommate. He wasn't there, but was able to leave phone and e-mail with person who picked up the phone. Sounded like a little brother? Dunno.
...Yay, I actually called some random stranger on the phone! Go me.
[edit|For the curious, this entry was posted from Firefox, on the Win98 system meant to run the few windows programs that we have~]