Breakthrough on the project-- Dave the driver guy found something and burned a new driver. I loaded it on to th emachine, and took it out to the garage to hook it up to the car.
And yay! it talked!
And in my excitement, I tripped over the cable and pulled the wires loose from the adapter board.
And lo, it did stop talking.
So I spent an hour and a half this morning trying to rewire the damn thing to get it to talk.
The rest of the day has been spent trying to repair a broken project build. Finally had to go in and completely wipe everything in the project folder and reload, because it just got loopy and was starting to access other computers across project boundaries for files. Not a virus, just corrupted files from a previous crash.