Category Archives: Vista Troubleshooting

Will I Ever Learn? More Vista Reliability Woes

In my recent return to blogging here, I tried to provide some hard-learned and -earned guidelines on how to keep a Vista system running reliably, and tried to provide some guidelines to help ensure stable operation. That blog is entitled “Uhhh…Is This Thing Live?” and offers these four suggestions to help boost Vista reliability index values.

MSI PR200 Finally Settles Down

One of my pool-playing buddies on Thursday nights is a third-level notebook support tech for Dell, so I naturally turned to him with a recitation of my recent woes with the MSI notebook I’ve been cleaning up and rebuilding for my son to use. Ever since last weekend’s BIOS flash went wrong, it’s been extremely […]

Machine Clean-up Makes For Rocky Computing

Last week, I swapped notebook PCs with a co-worker, who essentially traded me a smaller, lighter MSI PR200 notebook for a larger, heavier Acer model. Essentially I took over a machine that had been somebody else’s for over a year and had to go through the clean-ups and contortions necessary to make it mine (or […]

Uhhh….is this thing live?

[Updated 3/12/09: new bullet added. Oy!] I can’t believe I let three months go by without posting to my own blog. Just goes to show you how the unpaid volunteer work compares to the jobs for paying customers. Nevertheless, I’m going to try to climb back on this horse and ride it a bit further […]