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Topic # 7586 26-Apr-2006 03:57
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First, the iPAQ info: it's an iPAQ2200 that has a PXA255 processor. It runs Windows CE 4.20.

The first problem is this. I recently got a new Dell Dimension E310 which came with XP. I reloaded ActivSynch - but it wouldn't synch. ActivSynch also would NOT download some of the subroutines (that synch calenders, tasks, etc). Although that is annoying, it's not hugely upsetting. ActivSynch will not *stop* running. It will 'synch' up to 9 documents in the iPAQ folder, but will stop there and spin it's wheels. (the green icon will keep turning) Nothing will actually get synched. I tried reloading AS several times, different versions, finally reloaded the version that my PDA came with - AS 3.7.1. It had the SAME problems.

NOW this new problem has developed. The new Dell came with a trial version of WordPerfect (I used MS Word before). Initially, my PDA was able to 'see' documents I'd written in WP, but now, it won't. It won't see ANY files except .txt files, which is very frustrating, since I mainly use the PDA to write on, and move docs back and forth from the computer to the PDA all the time. It's the main reason I *bought* the PDA to begin with!  Oh yes, and the computer apparently can 'see' the docs I write on the PDA, but not in the reverse. Last night I exported a doc after changing it to a rich text doc from a PDA word doc, and it exported. But when I saved it back onto the PDA, it shows up in the PDA folder on the desktop, but NOT in the PDA.

What is wrong and how can this problem be fixed? Do I need to do a hard reset? Just clear all the crap out? I'm just afraid if I do a hard reset, and then reload the backup, the problem will simply return, especially if it's a coding problem rather anything else.

Frown  Help? Please?

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Reply # 33929 26-Apr-2006 09:56
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I recommend you hard reset the iPaq, but before doing this, download ActiveSync 3.8 and install it.

Before installing, please remove ActiveSync 3.71, reboot. Search for RAPI.dll and delete this file as well. Then install ActiveSync 3.8 and try connecting the iPaq. If the connection fails again then try a hard reset.

Make sure to copy the shared folder before these steps.







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Reply # 33934 26-Apr-2006 10:50
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I've had a couple of new folders show up on the iPAQ also, that are HUGE and take up a lot of space in the internal memory - one is for Windows, and the other is an enormous Temp folder full of 0g files.  Should those all be backed up, too before hard-resetting? I back up just about everything now on the PDA except for .PBF files, Log files and Persistent Storage files. Everything gets stored on a 1gig FlashDrive instead of in the iPAQ Backup area.

And I'm off to uninstall that pesky, horrible little ActivSynch program.

 
 
 
 


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Reply # 33935 26-Apr-2006 10:54
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Before you perform a hard reset, how much memory is available now on the Pocket PC? You could delete the contents of the temp folder and see if this alleviates the problem - sometimes low memory causes problems with synchronisation.

Leave the Windows folder alone - it's an essential part of your machine. No need to backup it. Actually you only need to copy the contents of \My Documents, unless you store files in other folders yourself.

Also, you should store any large files in a memory card, leaving the most available in the main memory.







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Reply # 33944 26-Apr-2006 11:51
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The PDA has a total of 57.09MB of storage in it. 16.86 is in use for "storage" and 10.17 is in use for "programs".

I store as much as I can on the 1gigabyte storage disc, except for programs which won't work unless installed into the PDA's harddrive memory.

Nothing bad will happen if I delete the Temp Folder?  *crosses fingers*

And thank you so much for helping out. I've found this forum to be really interesting.

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