why dont you have original copys of the software? or find newer versions for your newer pc or find alternatives?
chances are you will never get your data off - newer a/v products WILL NOT WORK on your older unit/os/limited specs
caddy the hdd perhaps...
I'm having the same problem as Schris. Did a System Restore with the original CDs but the problem persists. I'm thinking to replace the floppy drive, Geek Squad at Best Buy concurred. Any thoughts?