Ready to punt my PC

So sometime last week I got a windows update installed or maybe it was java, because there has been nothing in the way of microsoft showing a fix for it.  Anyway, my computer was failing to recognize my external usb drives and then when it did it said they could perform faster in a USB 2.0 port, well guess what I only have usb 2.0 ports you freakin piece’o!

So now for the last 2 days (of the weekend) I have been trying to get my computer back to usable mode for me.  I did a complete system restore to factory setting, which unfortunately was due anyway, because that is just a windows thing that needs to be done ever so often.  Things where moving along quite nicely as I reinstalled all my software, until…somewhere in the midst of it windows or Java I now think did its update and boom same problem again!

So now monday morning, when I need to be working I am doing a restore point to previous to those updates, uninstalled Java runtime and things seem to be working.  We’ll see, I just ran some critical windows updates and I am proceeding to reload software again! 

For the record I spent and lot of time searching the Internet and microsoft last night as well as before the ‘hard reset’ looking for a solution to the usb port issue and the device not recognized and apparently it is a Vista thing and you are just skrewed unless you figure a work around.


Do I really need to buy a new PC to solve this problem?  Really? That should not have to be the answer, stay tuned we will see?


Obligatory Will Rogers quotes

Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.

There are 3 kinds of people the one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.

The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces.