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chrismax

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#826 19-Dec-2003 03:36
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I recently upgraded to MS Office 2003 and have noticed a couple of intermittent problems since. First, when sync'ing with my 3650 and Outlook 2003, I've noticed in my PC Suite task logs for contacts that "unknown" appears in place of the contact name. Also, quite a few contacts have stopped sync'ing completely. Nothing (including deletion and recreating the contact) will cause a trigger for an update on the 3650.

Additionally, after a sync. is completed, "My Bluetooth Neighborhood" regularly freezes and fails with an error. I'm able to restart a BT connection without a reboot.

My OS is XP Pro. Anyone else experiencing similiar problems??

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chrismax

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#2990 23-Jan-2004 06:46
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All problems were solved after it was time for the old periodic "fresh install" of Win XP. I had tried a repair reinstall earlier but this didn't fix my problems.

After doing a complete Win reinstall for another issue, all sync. problems as well as BT instability have been corrected. Seems some corrupt registry entries were giving me the headaches. Outlook 2003 (w/Business Contact Manager) sync'ing with 3650 now works perfectly.

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#2991 23-Jan-2004 07:17
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Good to know. I think one of themost useful thinks to do in a home usage environment is to reinstall the OS from time to time. In a corporate world the PCs tend to be more stable, this probably because the configuration doesn't change much because of more strict controls on what users can install...

In my case I only had to reinstall the Windows 2000 in my desktop once in three years. Pretty healthy, I'd say.




 

 

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#2995 23-Jan-2004 19:02
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Totally agree in the home environment particularly if you trial software, install shareware/freeware, beta programs, etc. Actually, for me, I perform a fresh install about every 6 months, sometimes extending a little longer by using Roxio GoBack to effectively reverse trial demos and/or bad installations.

However, I don't keep GoBack program running 100% of time since it's so CPU intensive and isn't practical when running with programs like DVD ripping, encoding, webcam, etc.

As long as you have a good backup plan of your data files and prepare a good pre-install checklisk, the process shouldn't take more than 3 to 4 hours to complete (at least in my experience).

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