Hooray for high paying under the table computer work. . .
My Great Uncle's HP Pavillion stopped being able to access the Realty Multiple Listing Service website, would not download active X Controlls or allow me to start up Norton Anti-Virus to do a scan. I spent 2 hours there working on the box, restored the OS from the Factory Discs, but windows update would not initialize correctly hungup while registering the update to the update software. Spent two more hours calling calling HP and Microsoft. HP refered me to Microsoft. We dicked around and were able to get it to attempt to update the software again, microsoft got off the line and told me that if it hadnt completed the update, registration, and upgrade to SP2 within about 1/2 hour to let them know and they would see what the could do. 45 minutes later, still staring at a screen that says:
Registering: 100%. . .
No changes, no additional downloads, nada, zilch. Assuming they e-mail me by tomorrow I get to schedule an appointment to have them call me at my uncles and see if we can't fix this little problem. If they don't e-mail me, i get to call BACK with mty case number. At least I madwe $120.00 for this part and got an AMAZING steak dinner out of it. I should be able to get another 60-80 out of this no problem, and he wants me to come back once a month and perform general maintenance on his computer, things like, defrag it, run adaware. **shakes head** Gotta love busy rich people