Sun, Apr 24 2005 23:18
What I take for granted
I was helping my Dad and a neighbor with their computer [got them on XP sp2] and now they have a lovely red shield down in the system tray that warns when things are not as they should be. I was there to help them with speakers that weren't working and they were thinking it was a driver issue. Well I checked the control panel and could tell that it wasn't the driver as there was no “!” in there so I tried the next solution that normally works.... and that's merely to change out the speakers. Yup that was the trick.
Sometimes you just know to try something like hardware. But sometimes you know to look in software. We had a scanner that needed an updated driver. A pop out to the internet and all was well.
But it makes me think of all the things that I just take for granted. Knowing that the event viewer is there, that I have www.eventid.net around. That [and this is the really important one] I have a peer group that I can go to and say “Are you seeing this?”.
Benchline, Benchmarking, whatever you want to call it... it's all about knowing what is 'normal'.
To all those out here that help me do just that, Thank You.
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