Customer has a high spec gaming PC with vista… He’s had a lot of problems with it, since buying it from gamedude (he lives in Petrie… a long drive from Springwood).
Anyway, he calls me to help fix a few things (and re-configure all the networking again).
One problem is a vista update constantly says there is an update waiting to be installed, but when you try to do the update, you get an error 80070103. After the next reboot, the whole process repeats.
A quick search shows that its due to vista trying to update a driver, but vistas driver is actually older than the driver currently installed.
The solution: tell vista update to “hide” the problem update.
As a side story: it seems this PC has revisited gamedude about 3 times.
The last time, gamedude returned it with a broken raid 0+1 drive set… it just had 2 drives in a striped set, and another 2 drives as 2 “broken” mirrors…
So instead of having a 250Gb raid0+1 drive, vista had a 250GB raid 0 drive (with the OS on it), and 2 separate 250GB drives…
Customer can’t be bothered taking it back “again”, so will just put up with it… at least its more stable than past times, where he had to contend with RAM faults, and another time where the PC would randomly reset.
It situations like this, where I can easily interchange the words: leading-edge and bleeding-edge … this system must have cost him much more than just the sticker-price!