Might be Down for a While…

So yesterday I went home with a brain splitting migraine. I mean I wasn’t sure I could drive home I was so bad. But I made it and once I got there I went to my mostly dark basement and hid my head in the darkness. Time crawled by and after a few hours I was able to brave the Tv and then DDo. Although I was no wear near 100% I was able to get in a little game time with the brits and when they left for the night I did nothing for a long time.

A few hours later the mail/UPS guys came and dropped of the wife’s Vday gift, a new video card. And in her own words “Installation should be part of the gift.”

So together we started installing the monster of a card I bought her. But like most things in like there are complications, enough that I am starting to dislike Win8 now too.

Anyway, long story short I got the video card to work but ended up having to do a “refresh” or I think that is what they are calling it now. Think it is a rescue install of the OS. But now the launcher is stuck at Connect.

I am almost at my wits end. I checked the firewall settings, reinstalled DDO, reset the router and more or less everything I could think of doing. But I guess I need to try a “clean boot” and if that doesn’t work I will put in a support ticket and see if Turbine can help.

If all else fails I guess I will be looking at finding a copy of Win7…

What that means is I might be down for a while because if the wife can’t play no one be playing!

Grumble grumble…..

Well wish me luck, or better yet if you have any other ideas to get things moving let me know.


5 thoughts on “Might be Down for a While…

  1. You are indeed brave, I thought the reason you might be away for a while was the migrain. In my case, I stopped playing DDO when Kada’s laptop died but it has been about a year and she is now busy with other stuff so I got “permission” to play. Sorry I can’t give technical advice.

  2. Another reason why I avoided win 8. I just didn’t know how well it would function with that I had that I wanted to deal with the new and shiny.

    As it turns out my new computer with 660 ti is a monster. And every moment with that beast makes me happy. Except for when I forget to close the bing window at the top of the screen and it causes whatever I’m on (mostly DDO) to minimize to the desktop with I move the pointer to the top portion of the screen.

  3. You have to go with the alternate versions of windows. So Windows XP, – OK, Vista – not OK, Windows 7 – OK, Windows 8 – not OK!!!!

  4. Works fine on my win8 pro x64. On my desktop and my laptop. And vista Business was good, I liked it better than ultimate personally.

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