Wow. I feel much better.
For the past two weeks, we've been doing battle with our primary on-air graphics machine. It's a dedicated PC running proprietary software with a proprietary board outputing SDI video. We used it to configure a router, and perform some other tasks.
That was a bad idea. We ended up with a corrupted driver, which should have been an easy fix.
Heavens no! We couldn't get drivers to load. Couldn't get the machine to recognize the board. Heck, I couldn't even get it online to download software. I've been troubleshooting PC's for a long time. I'm not a wiz by any means, but if you tell me what to do, I can certainly get through just about any problem. Not this time. I was feeling pretty stupid.
Just got off the phone with the manufacturer. Seems our trouble was a bit more serious. The motherboard was shot. No response from any of the PCI slots or the ethernet port.
So... I'm not a PC idiot afterall!
And that makes my day.