Help with basics, asus 620BT?  
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bonxie





PostPosted: Wed Mar 30 14:43:48 CST 2005 Top

PocketPC >> Help with basics, asus 620BT?

I just got my first PPC, an Asus 620BT. it came with some preinstalled
software and i added some new ones. But during the night the battery where
emptied and and in morning all software where gone. there are a few backup
alternetivs, but do i really need to make backup to keep programs installed.
Cant really figure the rom and ram thing either. In the file explorer there
is an Dir "storage card" which is the CF-card but there is also a Dir called
"flash disk"??
where is the best way to install all programs?
The manual doesnt say much about these things.

Computer81  
 
 
alan





PostPosted: Wed Mar 30 14:43:48 CST 2005 Top

PocketPC >> Help with basics, asus 620BT?


| I just got my first PPC, an Asus 620BT. it came with some
preinstalled
| software and i added some new ones. But during the night the battery
where
| emptied and and in morning all software where gone. there are a few
backup
| alternetivs, but do i really need to make backup to keep programs
installed.
| Cant really figure the rom and ram thing either. In the file
explorer there
| is an Dir "storage card" which is the CF-card but there is also a Dir
called
| "flash disk"??
| where is the best way to install all programs?
| The manual doesnt say much about these things.
|
|

I have an Asus A620, it came with numerous backup options as standard.

There is Activesync, you can back up using it.

There is a program on the machine called Asus Backup.
There is a program called Smartkeeper.
With these last 2 programs you can manually back up to a memory card.
Smartkeeper can automatically back up to a memory card when the battery
gets low. You need a memory card with sufficient space for these
programs to work, and make sure that the automatic system backup option
is ticked if you want Smartkeeper to do this.
You could buy other software but it's not really needed with the
choices available as standard.

To keep the programs installed you just need to keep the battery
charged, don't let the battery go flat. The main memory is RAM so it is
reset when the battery gets discharged. The 2 included programs mean
you can recharge the battery if it goes flat then restore the machine
if you use them- but do backup regularly. Set the time, date and
country before restoring though. Anything stored in RAM (main memory)
is lost when the battery gets flat.

In file explorer the memory card is shown as storage card on mine. If
you take the card out, look at the file explorer contents, replace the
card and look at what extra shows- that will be the card. It seems that
your A620BT also has some inbuilt flash memory, this can be used to
store your backup if the area is large enough, but read your manual- it
will tell you. If you go to the Asus web site they have pdf ones for
download- I don't know but see if it is different or has a better
explanation for you.

You can install programs where you want but it seems that the internal
flash might be best for a backup, or essential files (maybe passwords,
personal info if you password protect them)- it's your choice though.
You can try installing to your memory card- some programs may fail and
have to be installed to main memory, others may run so slow that they
are difficult to use so need to be installed to main memory. Try them
and see. The manual can't really say much about this- the memory card
is an option you have to buy, and where the program is installed is
entirely up to the user where a choice exists. If you have no memory
card the choice isn't there- talking too much of a choice would confuse
new users if there isn't a choice.


 
 
Mr





PostPosted: Wed Mar 30 15:28:45 CST 2005 Top

PocketPC >> Help with basics, asus 620BT? Thanks alot, when the system got reseted the programs i had in th "flash
disk" dir where still there but not rekogniced by windows as if you do a
clean install on a regular pc and still have apps on a different drive.


 
 
alan





PostPosted: Wed Mar 30 15:38:10 CST 2005 Top

PocketPC >> Help with basics, asus 620BT?


| Thanks alot, when the system got reseted the programs i had in th
"flash
| disk" dir where still there but not rekogniced by windows as if you
do a
| clean install on a regular pc and still have apps on a different
drive.
|
|

The ppc date, country settings, user/device name will need to as
originally set when the machine was backed up


 
 
StoVoKar





PostPosted: Thu Mar 31 12:21:47 CST 2005 Top

PocketPC >> Help with basics, asus 620BT?

> I just got my first PPC, an Asus 620BT. it came with some preinstalled
> software and i added some new ones. But during the night the battery where
> emptied and and in morning all software where gone. there are a few backup
> alternetivs, but do i really need to make backup to keep programs
installed.
> Cant really figure the rom and ram thing either. In the file explorer
there
> is an Dir "storage card" which is the CF-card but there is also a Dir
called
> "flash disk"??
> where is the best way to install all programs?
> The manual doesnt say much about these things.
>

I have also an 620BT. I am making a manual backup every sundaymorning using
the smartkeeper util and saving to the flash memory. Proof's to be really
usefull when the battery is empty....


 
 
alan





PostPosted: Thu Mar 31 13:44:19 CST 2005 Top

PocketPC >> Help with basics, asus 620BT?




| > I just got my first PPC, an Asus 620BT. it came with some
preinstalled
| > software and i added some new ones. But during the night the
battery where
| > emptied and and in morning all software where gone. there are a few
backup
| > alternetivs, but do i really need to make backup to keep programs
| installed.
| > Cant really figure the rom and ram thing either. In the file
explorer
| there
| > is an Dir "storage card" which is the CF-card but there is also a
Dir
| called
| > "flash disk"??
| > where is the best way to install all programs?
| > The manual doesnt say much about these things.
| >
|
| I have also an 620BT. I am making a manual backup every sundaymorning
using
| the smartkeeper util and saving to the flash memory. Proof's to be
really
| usefull when the battery is empty....
|
|

One little piece of advice that may prove helpful from my experience of
using this backup program with my Asus. I have restored from backups a
few times now (not because of battery loss though) and a few times
things did not properly restore.
The first time I worked out what was missing and re-entered/reinstalled
as needed.
The second time I had this problem I hard reset the machine again then
tried restoring the same backup- successfully.
This has happened one more time since then and a further reset/restore
was ok.
This issue was when using smartkeeper not Asus backup which was also
supplied with my machine. Don't forget to reset time/date as needed
after the restore.