Tom Raftery’s New Sony Vaio PC from Microsoft is Having Driver Trouble
Podcaster Tom Raftery gets a new Sony Vaio laptop with Vista to test out direct from Microsoft. So far things don’t look promising.
“Upgrading would appear to be the issue here as well – the sticker on the underside of the laptop is an XP sticker. It appears this laptop was upgraded to Vista and not all the drivers are ready.
The above error occurred after less than 10 minutes of using the laptop and re-occurred 3 more times in the next half an hour. Oh dear!”
In other news, last night I turned on my custom built high-end ACMA Windows machine to do some photo editing. Now it was the first time I’ve used this Windows machine in about a month but it would not boot initially. I think the reason why it wouldn’t boot was because a USB hard drive was connected to the machine and it was turned off. Seems like a stupid reason not to boot though. After I unplugged all of the USB devices it booted ok. Then I had to replug all of the USB devices back in after booting. Reminded me why I loved my Mac.
Still, the Mac is not error free — and while I get about one error on the Mac per 30 I’d get on the PC to be fair it is worth pointing out the errors on the Mac when I get them.
I have noticed one bug on my Mac recently. It seems like when I’m using Adobe’s Bridge software and connected over my home network drive and *then* close the lid and put the Mac to sleep, if I unplug my ethernet connection and then re-open the Mac Bridge sometimes hangs. What’s worse it won’t quit with “force quit” from either Bridge or the Finder.
I wish there was a way to actually kill the process that is keeping Bridge running so that I can restart it.