Hilarious: No XP networking "Try reinstalling XP" 13200
Disenchanted with Windows & Linux
Many years ago, after I got out of college, I owned a series of Macs. I liked the Mac back then because it was just simple to use...
Hilarious: No XP networking "Try reinstalling XP" 13201
Op Thu, 03 Nov 2005 05:37:59 -0700, schreef High Plains Thumper: snip Yup, and I offered to install the latest Mandriva, within...
SuSE 10.0 only costs $50, includes 300 page manual, be up and running in 2 hours or less. :)
Sometimes deleting the device in device manager and restarting works, could have latched on to an incompatible older driver. Doesn't happen often, but when it does reeks havoc. May have to get latest drivers from OEM web.
Temporarily swapping out the hard drive and trying another OS like Linux could reveal a definite hardware problem. I thought XP had shafted my dual boot when the CD-Rom stopped working, until I tried reading it from Linux and it failed there too.
Sometimes the mobo manufacturer leaves few clues to make-model of mobo, so locating latest drivers can be difficult. Usually there is some identifying silk screening on the mobo that can be Googled, then I'm in luck. This Biostar U6068 mobo has a driver CD where installing of XP winds up with non-functioning USB ports. That requires downloading latest drivers. Then I found out you can't always use the generic OEM drivers for mobo and video card. Now the system gives me the blue screen of rest "bad pool caller" when logging out and logging in as another user (but if I do a "switch user", it doesn't.)
Oh well, time for rebuild. At least XP gave me two years, whereas Windows 98 gave me 6 months to one year.
Sounds like the last words from Employee Relations Specialist, before being laid off. :)