New Compaq notebook - wired network (originally). (Presario F700, 2GB RAM, big HD, about 2GB processor, Vista Home Premium pre-installed.) SP1 refuses to install - that goofy 0x80070490 error, but this happened before SP1 was released.
Basically, I'll lose connection with my network (other PC's - one Vista, one XP) and the Internet, randomly, if the machine has been in "sleep" mode. (It may do this when it's not lately been asleep, too.)
None of the "repair" tricks work. Rebooting seems to be the only cure. Naturally, I'm six levels deep into some research or other, and while I can easily bookmark things, etc., and the machine itself is fine, a reboot is necessary if I want the web back.... (Doesn't matter whether it's my old standby NetScape 4.8 - remarkably virus-proof - or IE7.)
Getting the wireless link to behave (it was disabled for a long time - don't ask) hasn't changed this - it'll still poof once in a while.
Any ideas? (I already dealt with the "let Windows power off the device thing - that didn't help at all when I was trying to get the Wireless stuff to work.)
And now for something completely different....
(Or, "Saving a Slot"
If I'm using my wired network, I can "see" the XP machine's external HD, and a "public" area of the other Vista box's is invisible. If I switch to wireless, the XP machine goes invisible, but the pubic area on the Vista machine becomes visible.... Using "manage connections", I'm just using the enable and disable functions right there. "Private" networking, etc., turned on. No other action....
(By "visible", I mean that I can access it, copy files, etc. "Invisible" drives are still there, but I can't access them.)
(Why write a quick note when you can write a novel?)
(Why do those who claim to wish to protect me feel that the best way to do that is to disarm me?)
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