HP/Compaq administrator install error

Had a dead hard drive in an old Windows XP Pavilion that I'm fixing, and of course there are no recovery discs available. So, I used my OEM disc to install and activate, no problems there, but now driver updates give me the following error:

"You must be logged on as an administrator to install this update. Update has been cancelled. (9999)"

So after a bit of searching around, it turns out the problem is that Windows decided that the card reader needed to be the labeled C: instead of the hard drive during install. The only way to fix is to disconnect the card reader and reinstall the OS. Joy.


so I write things sometimes

Usually when I'm waiting for something else. Been a bit since I've been on here, but it's encouraging to still see traffic on the site, thanks to an ancient StatCounter account to which I no longer have the login credentials.

Feelin a bit sick today; gonna load up on tea for work tomorrow. Gotta show Lazy Coworker that I have a better work ethic!

Okay, so this is something I've been wondering for a while now. Do flag companies have lobbyists in Washington, trying to get Puerto Rico added as a state? Think about how lucrative that would be as a business for them. EVERY FLAG WOULD HAVE TO BE CHANGED. They'd stand to make millions. This gave me an idea to sell pin-on white stars. They'd be cheaper to make than full flags, and people could upgrade their current flags with no problems! The amazing thing? This is like my third get-rich idea I've had this month.
Oh yeah. I'm THAT good.