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Gericom Overdose 1360

Entretien Ordinateur Portable

Il y a quelque jours, j’ai reçu un ordinateur portable Gericom Overdose 1360e pour maintenance, mis à jour et réparation. Première étape consistait a augmenter la RAM, donc j’ai remplacer la RAM par une barrette de 1Go DDR Sodimm. L’entretien du Windows a été un peu long, car après l’installation de Service Pack 3 sur Windows XP Édition Familiale, il a fallut Défragmenter le disque dure…


FAULT IN NON PAGED AREA

Un erreur rencontré, était par rapport a la mémoire virtuelle. L’erreur a apparue sur un écran bleu. La solution est de vérifier l’état du fichier PAGEFILE.SYS . Il faut que la taille du fichier PAGEFILE.SYS , soit au moins 1.5 fois la RAM installée. Ceci est a définir dans:gericom_overdose_1360


Panneau de Configuration > Système > Avancé > Performances > Paramètres > Avancé > Modifier


Une fois dans la fenêtre “Mémoire Virtuelle”, choisissez le disque principale de votre système, et choisissez l’option “Taille gérée par le système”.


Autre manipulation importante a effectuer est d’effacer le fichier PAGEFILE.SYS . Ceci entraîne l’utilisation de l’éditeur de registre. Exécutez la commande “regedit” dans l’outil d’exécuter ou dans l’invite de commande.

Une fois dans l’éditeur de registre, naviguez au clé:




HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management



et changez la valeur de la clé “ClearPageFileAtShutdown” de 0 à 1.


Puis ARRETEZ votre ordinateur. (Boutton Démarrer > Arrêter l’ordinateur > Arrêter )


Maintenant votre PAGEFILE.SYS a été effacé, donc remmettez la valeur de la clé du registre à 0 pour accélérer l’arrêt de votre système.


Si le problème persiste, vérifiez le disque dur, en effectuant une défragmentation avec UltraDefrag, et ensuite vérifiez vos barrettes de RAM, car ceci peut provenir des problème hardware. Pour les anciens, veuillez passer de FAT à NTFS pour le format de votre disque dur. Probablement la réinstallation de Windows pourrait résoudre le problème, si ceci provient des conflits logiciel.


Pilotes Gericom Overdose 1360

D’après beaucoup de recherche, et après avoir contacter le service client de Gericom Allemagne, les pilotes du Gericome Overdose 1360 sont disponible pour téléchargement sur le site de téléchargement de Gericom sous le nom de G557. Voici les liens:



BIOS Gericome Overdose 1360

Mettre à jour un BIOS (surtout sur un ordinateur portable) est très risqué. Donc vous serrez entierement responsable des conséquences.


Vous pouvez utiliser la mise a jour du BIOS pour le G557 (d’après le service client de GERICOM Allmagne) voici le lien de téléchargement:

https://download.gericom.com/NOTEBOOK/Overdose-Serie/Bios_G557/


Lisez le fichier AFUWIN.txt pour plus d’information.


Meilleur conseil que je pourrais vous donner, c’est d’acheter un nouveau ordinateur portable avec les configuration récentes du marché..

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Security Technology

Windows Delayed Write Failed Error – Solutions

Window Delayed Write Failed ? Solutions are here!


This topic is researched, tested and written by Amir Hossein Moradi.
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This is the third article on the Windows Delayed Write Failed error occurring with hard drives (mostly external ones with USB/Firewire/Network connections). On 28th December 2007, I wrote the Windows – Delayed Write Failed – Solved! article which had more than 190,000 views, and helped many users till date. On 9th June 2008, the second article on this topic – Windows Delayed Write Failed – Latest Solution – which had more than 34,000 views till date, was out and is still getting many users out of trouble.

Now, it’s time to write the 3rd article and sum up all possible solutions for the Windows Delayed Write Failed error.

about_write_delayed_failedAbout Delayed Write:

Windows uses a special subsystem for certain disk functions, which caches write operations and performs them when the system is idle. This can improve system performance, but it’s typically turned off by default. The term for this kind of operation is “delayed writing”.

You can see how write-caching is handled for a particular volume by right-clicking on the icon for the drive in the “Disk drives” subtree of the Device Manager and selecting the Policies tabs. The options typically are “Optimize for quick removal” (everything is written to the drive immediately) and “Optimize for performance” (writes are cached).

about_write_delayed_failedAbout the error:

“Windows Delayed Write Failed” error occurs usually when the caching process gets interrupted or the files to be cached get corrupted, either because of a drive failure, a cable failure, or a USB interface fail!
This error might happen to brand new drives as well as good working old ones.

write_delayed_causeCause:

This error might be caused by several factors:

  • Cache settings
  • System Restore settings
  • Device drivers
  • Media error, drive failure
  • USB/Firewire host controllers
  • Drive overheating
  • Mis-configured BIOS settings
  • Ultra Direct Memory Access (UDMA) mis-configuration
  • Unmatched cables
  • Faulty cables
  • Memory parity conflict
  • Power management drivers

 

write_delayed_solutionResolutions:

Here are different resolutions to the problem, I’ve arranged them in such a way that the most probable and easy to apply is at the top of the list. Read all resolutions carefully before any attempt on your drive(s) and/or computer(s).

1. System Restore Settings:

Users reported that Windows might try to write system restore data on the external drive, or try to monitor the drive in case of a system crash. This procedure might be a cause for the Delayed Write Failed error. What to do is quite simple. Just follow this photo tutorial:

Open your Control Panel:
click-control-panel

Open System:
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Go to System Restore tab, choose your external drive, and click the Settings button:
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Check the Turn off System Restore on this drive checkbox and click OK:
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Now, you need to restart your computer, and if System Restore configuration was the issue, it should be solved.

2. Device drivers:

Some older RAID device drivers are known to cause the Write Delayed Failed issue, so do check with you hardware manufacturer for the latest device drivers.
I suggest that you check for:

  • latest RAID drivers for your hardware,
  • latest BIOS for your motherboard,
  • latest chipset drivers,
  • latest USB hub (host controller) drivers,
  • latest graphics card drivers.

 

3. Overheating:

First thing to try is to see if your drive is not over heating!
According to Seagate, “the operating temperature range for most Seagate hard drives is 5 to 50 degrees Celsius”.[5]
This is true for most of hard drives on the market, either you have a Maxtor, Seagate, Samsung, Western Digital or other brands of hard drive, you should keep it under 50 degrees Celsisus ( equivalent to 122 degrees Fahrenheit)

4. Faulty cables:

Check your cables!
Old USB (or FireWire) cables, can be faulty and cause packet loss. Faulty cables can cause severe damage to your hardware, so check your cables and it’s recommended that you buy some new and good quality cables.

5. Unmatched cables:

Check your cables, again!
If you got an IDE drive, then you should check the connector to be the right one! You are using a 40-wire connector cable to connect the UDMA drive to the controller instead of the required 80-wire, 40-pin cable! Fix this and you should be finished.
Read this article from Microsoft:  You receive an error message when you save or move documents in Windows XP: “Delayed Write Failed”

6. Mis-configured BIOS settings:

When your computer starts, click the “Del” button (or F2) to go to the BIOS Setup of your motherboard. (Check your motherboard documentation  for a detailed how-to).
“This error typically occurs when the “Enable write caching on the disk” feature for your hard disk is turned on.
However, if the “Enable write caching on the disk” feature is turned off, this error can occur because the Ultra Direct Memory Access (UDMA) hard disk controller may be configured in either of the following ways:
– You are using a 40-wire connector cable to connect the UDMA drive to the controller instead of the required 80-wire, 40-pin cable.
– The BIOS settings are configured to force faster UDMA modes.” [6]
so, check for Ultra Direct Memory Access (UDMA) mis-configuration!

7. Cache settings:

As described in my previous article, Windows Delayed Write Failed – Latest Solution , incorrect cache settings may cause the Write Delayed Failed error to occur, so you should check the cache settings for your computer and controllers. Read the article to find out all the details.

8. USB/Firewire host controllers:

After a lot of research on the Write Delayed Failed issue with different types and brands of hard drives on different PCs, I’ve come to the conclusion that, this error is usually caused by the USB/Firewire Host Controller, which is usually built-in on the motherboard.
To rectify this error, you should buy a recent PCI USB expansion card and add it to your PC. These cards cost around 20$ and are easy to install and need usually no specific configuration. But you should know that once you installed a PCI USB card, you should connect your hard drive only to this card’s USB ports.
Remember to not connect your drive to a faulty USB hub, and avoid external USB hubs without power supply adapter.

9. Media error, drive failure:

This is one of the worst case senarios. As hard disk drives are mechanical parts of your computer, they may go faulty and fail some day. You might want to do a hard disk check to find out the overall health of your drive. Checking a drive for bad sectors, or checking with the Spin Rite tool (https://grc.com/), and also using the S.M.A.R.T. technology to determine the overall perfomances and  health status of a drive are recommended.
Use your favorite search engine, to find a free S.M.A.R.T. monitor tool which will tell you about the drive’s health.

10. Memory parity conflict:

Even if this is one of the most rare causes to the Windows Delayed Write Failed error, but it should not be left out. In older motherboards, if the error message appears after you’ve inserted a new RAM, the incompatibility of the new RAM with the older one(s) might cause this type of errors. In this case, I would recommend that you check for memory compatibility and use the same BUS when matching RAMs. You may want to consider upgrading to recent hardware.

11. Power Management drivers:

As mentioned by some users, in some cases, disabling the Power Management feature of Windows, solves the issue. To do so, go to “Control Panel”, go to “Power Options” and set the “Turn off hard disks” to “Never”. Disable Power management softwares if you can to see if that solves the issue.

References:

1- Great comments from Gibni’s Visitors!
2 – https://gibni.com/technology/windows-delayed-write-failed-solved/
3- https://gibni.com/technology/windows-delayed-write-failed-2/
4- https://searchwinit.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid1_gci1041334,00.html
5- https://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/page-261614_10_0.html
6- https://support.microsoft.com/kb/330174

Special Thanks to:

You, dear visitor, for spending your time reading my articles,
My friends and family for supporting and motivating me,
and all people who contributed to this article with their comments, experiences and critics.

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Canon EOS 350D Digital

Ever wondered how beautiful a spider net could be? Well; There are some times that you should have a TOP CAMERA to picture the moments… A photo camera which lets you take even the tiniest details is the EOS 350D by Canon!
I had a test drive with this wonderful photo camera, and let me assure you that it’s the best!
This is basically a reflex camera which takes digital pictures. Having such a camera will change the way you look at photography, you will really enjoy your photos the way it’s meant to be!
The next best thing i’m going to buy is a canon reflex camera, and mostly an EOS series.
Here’s the wonderful photo I talked about, taken by a friend with his EOS 350D. (Just click to see the full size with all the details, (File size is 2.7MB) )

Here’re some Canon EOS 350D specifications:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_EOS_350D
Go and check the prices here and you will find “the next best thing” that you’re going to offer yourself!

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Epson Stylus DX8450, My new All-in-One Printer

Epson Stylus DX8450

Epson Stylus DX8450


Today I purchased the All-in-One printer, which does also scanning and copying and has got card reader and an LCD for printing right from a memory card.
Easy to Use:
The Epson DX8450 is a very beautiful and well design printer. It’s really easy to install and to use. To start using it, i had just to put in the ink and it’s ready to go. But you should be careful to install the drivers and required software BEFORE connecting the printer to your computer.
Seperate inks:
The big advantage about it is that it had got seperate inks, that is each color has got it’s own cartridge, and whenever one gets over, I won’t need to change all of them.
Plus on the running costs, it’s a very cost effective printer, as each of the original ink would cost me around 8 to 10 Euros, which is quite an interesting price.
Print Speed and Quality:
The DX8450 is a quite fast and has very high quality for printing. It prints very nice photos (on special photo paper) and perfect quality for normal document printing.
I will test the Transfer printing in the next few days, and post some photos of the t-shirts i’ll be creating with.
Noise:
This is a quite low noise printer. Although I won’t say it’s the perfect one, but it’s a lot more quite than other brands and models I’ve seen on the market within the same price range.
Inks for Epson Stylus DX8450:
Are you worried about the inks and their costs? Don’t worry, I checked the prices and compared them to the other brands and in the long run, the epson inks will be cheaper for you than any other ones.
There are also “Compatible” inks, that cost less, but would “a bit” decrease the print quality. So even if you’re thinking about compatible inks, the DX8450 is still the best choice.
Price:
The price of this printer will depend on the country you purchase it from, but it usually ranges from 90 to 100 Euros ( 135 – 150 USD)
Just drop in your local computer store and ask them about DX8450!
Buy The Epson Stylus DX8450:
If can’t get one in your local store, You can buy one here on Gibni.com! To buy it from me, you have to take in account the shipping costs, but the price for a NEW Epson Stylus DX8450 will be 85Euros, and this offer is to promote my website!
So, don’t hesitate!

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Windows Delayed Write Failed – Latest Solution

UPDATE: Latest article: Window Delayed Write Failed – Solutions –> 

A while back, I wrote a post about the “Windows Delayed Write Failed” error message, and I presented ways to resolve the problem. That worked for many people.

 

Recently, after installing a fresh copy of Windows XP (with SP3), I got the same problem, and I tried everything I knew to solve it, but no luck!! As the problem’s to do with the USB caching and data transfered from the cache to the disk, I went to my favorite search engine again!

 

The last thing I found, which solved the problem is to use a piece of software from SysInternals (actually aquired by Microsoft) called Cacheset !

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Easy Steps to do:

– Download Cacheset.zip from my Downloads Page,

– Extract it somewhere on your computer,

– Run Cacheset.exe from where you extracted the file,

– Click on “Clear” button to clear the current working cache.

– Set the maximum working cache to either 64 MB or 128 MB,

– Click Apply.

– Buy me a coffee if this worked for you!  (Link is in the sidebar)

 

I tried it and now, after one week of intensive tests, I didn’t get the Delayed Write Failed error! I suppose that the problem is solved.

 

Anyway, if it happens even after setting the cache, do the same process of cache setting (to 64 MB or 128 MB) again as Windows has tendency to go back to its initial configurations.

 

Note1: Test both the cases; 64 MB as cache and then 128 MB, if you get your disk working on 128 MB, so keep it, as it runs faster.

Note 2: When applying the “Working set maximum” value in Cacheset, calculate the number by multiplying the required cache by 1024. example:  64*1024=65536 which is the value you should give.

 

PLEASE GIVE FEEDBACK!

This is tested and it works! Digg it if useful.

 

UPDATE : Latest article: Window Delayed Write Failed – Solutions –> 

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Windows – Delayed Write Failed – Solved!

UPDATE 2: Latest article: Window Delayed Write Failed – Solutions –>

UPDATE 1: New post with new solution: Click Here
 
I bought a 500 GB Western Digital My Book Premium external hard drive. For few days, everything was working fine, but suddenly the Delayed Wrifte Failed error started to pop up and my drive was no more accessible. Here’s the error displayed on Windows:
“Windows – Delayed Write Failed : Windows was unable to save all the data for the file X:\$Mft. The data has been lost. This error may be caused by a failure of your computer hardware or network connection. Please try to save this file elsewhere.”
 
I searched a lot but nothing came up. I had to restart the drive, disconnect and reconnect it again to make it work which was a lot of pain!
 
Well, before we get to the working solution (for my case), read and see the following :

UPDATE 2: Latest article: Window Delayed Write Failed – Solutions –>

UPDATE 1: New post with new solution: Click Here
 
I bought a 500 GB Western Digital My Book Premium external hard drive. For few days, everything was working fine, but suddenly the Delayed Wrifte Failed error started to pop up and my drive was no more accessible. Here’s the error displayed on Windows:
“Windows – Delayed Write Failed : Windows was unable to save all the data for the file X:\$Mft. The data has been lost. This error may be caused by a failure of your computer hardware or network connection. Please try to save this file elsewhere.”
 
I searched a lot but nothing came up. I had to restart the drive, disconnect and reconnect it again to make it work which was a lot of pain!
 
Well, before we get to the working solution (for my case), read and see the following :