Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

2 posts

Wannabe Geek

Topic # 4990 16-Sep-2005 09:57
Send private message

ActiveSync has no problem connecting my mobile device (Panasonic CF-P1 Handheld) to my desktop computer, however the New Partnership Wizard does not open when I connect. ActiveSync says I am connected as a guest, which is what I want, but I cannot access ANY files on the Mobile Device via Windows Explorer, it says 0 object(s) are within the folder.

I tricked it into working a few times by reinstalling ActiveSync version 3.8 from the internet and restarting my computer, the New Partnership Wizard would work the first time I did this, but not on any subsequent tries. Now it doesn't ever open no matter what I have done.

I also tried uninstalling Norton AntiVirus as I read in this forum that it could help, but no such luck.

I would really appreciate any advice! Thanks.

Create new topic
BDFL - Memuneh
59161 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 10396


Reply # 20169 16-Sep-2005 10:31
Send private message

Welcome to Geekzone...

There are a few things that can cause this behaviour:
  • Are you using a USB port or a USB HUB? These devices don't like USB HUB.
  • Is the power on this USB port enough? There's a setting that will allow the OS to power it down, and this causes problems. Press [Windows Key]+[Break], change to the Hardware tab and open Device Manager, scroll down to the USB section, and double click each USB Root HUB you see. Change to Power Management tab and make sure that "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" is unchecked.
  • Disable personal firewalls or create appropriate rules - Zone Alarm is particularly bad and should be set to Medium.
  • Re-register the MSXML processor running the following commands from the Command Prompt (Start | Run): \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\REGSVR32 MSXML3.DLL and \WINNT\SYSTEM32\REGSVR32 MSXML.DLL.
  • Soft reset your device and make sure you have enough free memory.

    Also, check the Pocket PC Faq website for some more tips.

  • 2 posts

    Wannabe Geek

    Reply # 20224 17-Sep-2005 04:38
    Send private message

    Thanks for your reply. The soft reset on my handheld computer worked! I suppose that since I kept reinstalling ActiveSync, the handheld needed to restart completely in order for the program to work. A simple, yet not obvious solution. Thank you for your help. Also for others reference I was connected via a serial cable as opposed to USB.


    Create new topic

    Twitter »

    Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

    Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

    Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

    News »

    UFB connections pass 460,000
    Posted 11-Dec-2017 11:26

    The Warehouse Group to adopt IBM Cloud to support digital transformation
    Posted 11-Dec-2017 11:22

    Dimension Data peeks into digital business 2018
    Posted 11-Dec-2017 10:55

    2018 Cyber Security Predictions
    Posted 7-Dec-2017 14:55

    Global Govtech Accelerator to drive public sector innovation in Wellington
    Posted 7-Dec-2017 11:21

    Stuff Pix media strategy a new direction
    Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:37

    Digital transformation is dead
    Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:31

    Fake news and cyber security
    Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:27

    Dimension Data New Zealand strengthens cybersecurity practice
    Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:27

    Epson NZ launches new Expression Premium Photo range
    Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:26

    Eventbrite and Twickets launch integration partnership in Australia and New Zealand
    Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:23

    New Fujifilm macro lens lands in New Zealand
    Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:16

    Cyber security not being taken seriously enough
    Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:13

    Sony commences Android 8.0 Oreo rollout in New Zealand
    Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:08

    Revera partners with Nyriad to deliver blockchain pilot to NZ Government
    Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:01

    Geekzone Live »

    Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

    Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

    Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.