will be up and running today. Not like me, who will be fast asleep on the sofa.
I started yesterday, late morning. I had this brilliant idea to swap out a working internet card from an extra computer. The one I ordered still hasn’t gotten here.
It wasn’t the card. I tried setting up the extra computer, but it was too noisy and annoyed me. So, then I got the computer that Brian had at his old shop. He brought it home months before he moved his stuff home because “it runs really slow”. I hadn’t looked at it until yesterday and slow? The issue wasn’t slow at all, the issue was malware. “Windows Protection Suite” to be exact. Nasty, nasty piece of work. It had infected everything. It absolutely would not let me connect to ANY search engine. This is what happens when someone who doesn’t know what he’s doing, and doesn’t check with the IT department (me), downloads something because he gets a warning (bogus, but he didn’t know that) and all hell breaks loose. After working on that for five or six hours, I figured the best thing to do at that point was to format the hard drive and reinstall windows.
While that was working, I was messing around with the other computer, the catcam computer, which I had set up in the extra room. I ended up reinstalling windows files. That took a bit of time to figure out, I didn’t format because I’m pretty sure there’s no malware or viruses on that computer. At one point I was able to set up a wireless connection to the internet, which helped with the windows updates (the reinstall just overwrote files already there, so I had to go through all the Windows updates). Well, after installing SP2, I lost the wireless connection. I tried until two this morning to get it back and just had no luck at all. I figured I was done for the night. Right before I shut down, though, I moved the shop computer back into the extra room and brought the catcam computer back into the office and hooked it up.
Couldn’t access the internet via a browser, but I could get into my website directories with FTP, so I did have a connection. I turned everything off around 2:20am and went to bed.
Up again this morning at six, started the computer up, it’s three hours later and updates are still being installed on the catcam computer. The reason I lost the wireless connection was somehow the drivers for the USB hubs needed to be reinstalled. Once that happened, I saw the camera connections were working again.
So, as soon as I quit getting update messages, I’ll start the cameras. Yay!
I have such a headache…..