It may be like a couple of other Paypal funded recent purchases. Despite withdrawing the sum from my account the same day, by direct debit, Paypal told the supplier my cheque would take a week to clear. At the end of the week they sent him an Echeque, which gave the supplier the excuse to wait a further week, until that cleared. So much for the speed of internet trading. Another downside I've experienced is suppliers who, though paid by credit card, don't hold stocks and don't order from their suppliers until they have the cash. This always seems to me to be a sign they have cashflow problems. I recently bought a couple of dessicant Drybags, from the Halfords site. They took a month to arrive, despite paying by Visa.
OTOH, yesterday I ordered a couple of present destined car products, from the Renovo site. Ten minutes later I received an email to say the goods had been desptched!
Gerry Winskill Paul Reynolds wrote:
Has it not arrived yet? If you've received your paypal notification of the monies transferred then chase it up, my order took less than an hour! Paul -----Original Message----- From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Gerry Winskill Sent: 13 December 2006 13:50 To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: AAAAAAARG!!!!!!!!!! Yet Again A happy ending I hope. After trying to isolate the problem by connecting an MP3 storage device to this, my non FS PC, via the various components normally stuck on the FS PC, the solution surfaced. It turned out to be a failed powered USB2 7 Port Hub. All the correct lights were flashing but the Chinese device was clearly in a state of terminal duffness. I've substituted an unused USB2 4 Port Hub and all is now OK. Its failure must have coincided with trying WideFS, though the latest version of FSUIPC does promise almost identical symptoms from its registered version, caused by FSX bug and firewall plus antiviral progs. BTW, I've read somewhere that connecting USB 1.1 devices to an USB 2 socket slows everything on that socket down to 1.1 speeds. But, are the GF modules identifiably 1.1 or do they just take advantage of the avialable transfer speed? Now it's all working again I'm free to risk b...ering it up when the reg keys arrive. Gerry Winskill Alex - Reheat.org wrote:Hi Gerry, It is quite common for the USB controller to become corrupted in XP, however most users dont normally notice it as they just unplug, put it back in and it works again. However with multiple input interfaces this doesnt always work. I would recommend re-installing the USB drivers, these are stored in your i386 folder in XP (or on the disk depending on your install options) To uninstall first you'd need to go into the device manager and find your USB controller(s) and uninstall from there (preferable in safe mode) Worth trying, I normally end up doing it several times a year as I often put any combination of devices in different ports whenever I plug them in (a big no no in XP as it assigns a driver to a specific port for a specified device) All the best, Alex Gerry Winskill wrote:Suddenly, in either FS9 or FSX, my GF yoke, pedals and some of the other switches don't seem to be working. I've tried a Restore, to a couple of days ago. Fearing the installation, but not registration, of FSUIPC 4 and WideFS, I've uninstalled them. The only other thing that I can think of is that the USB connection route is corrupted. Is this possible? Gerry Winskill