Recovering from a hard drive crash tells you a lot about yourself. What do you backup? What do you miss? And what can't you live without as you start to re-create your digital life (or laptop)? I at least had advanced warning from the intermittent BSODs that usually occurred during a critical e-mail writing storm. Rising from the ashes looked something like the following for me:
Done. I'm probably overlooking some things, but so far I haven't missed them.