Mostly harmless (corto) wrote,
Mostly harmless
corto

...

long day... not over yet...
~ managed to detail the inside of my little car and vac out the inside of the evil van...
~ groceries
~ hair cut... oh yes... big hair cut... it grows so damn fast on my head... well, except the very top of my head, which continues to be kinda shiney.
~ made dinner...
~ continued to be confounded by a problem (see below cut) with my kids computer...
~ a bunch of cleaning
~ and now it's time to play with george and a small mountain of lego...
~ on deck? bath time, story time and a whole bunch of time spent saying "get back in bed...go to sleep... try harder..." :D
~ on distant deck? Murder By Numbers DVD...



Every heard of a Book PC? Some joker made one of these and got a whole crap load of resellers to brand it and push it out the door. It's a tiny little 800 mhz celeron processor based computer... ultra compact... the size of a thick phone book...

It sucked from day one... my dad bought this piece of crap and I tried to get it returned the second I opened the box... but the seller (IPC) is a den of cocksuckers... long story ... the stuff of may journal rants ages ago...

I've since upgraded dads computer to a generic case with a bunch of good parts but had this book pc thing kicking around in my "collecting dust" zone.

I broke it out to upgrade the kids computer... replaced the ram, hard disk, floppy and cd player... it all worked great.

Loaded XP Pro... and now... I CANNOT GET THE INTEGRATED DAVICOM 1902 NET CARD to believe there is a cable plugged into it. I've tested the cables... comprehensively... the problem is between the socket on the back of the book pc and the O/S.

I've installed the several interations of the drivers for the net card... including the LOGO WinXP driver. But the network config still reports that the "network cable is unplugged" and there is squat I can seem to do about it...

Driving me bonkers...

any ways... it will, no doubt, continue to drive me bonkers until I can somehow find a solution... I just hope I don't have to rebuild a different computer for them... (I'm leveraging the processor and mother board in the book PC so I don't have to go out and buy those parts... blah blah blah... )

Ok... gotta go be dad... see ya.
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