Ozi Explorer CE problems on my PDA

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Hi There,

I have an Ipaq PDA and have been running Ozi CE with no problems until about a month ago (I only had a 256 meg card and a few maps at the time).
I just added a 4 Gig CF card with a full set of NSW 1:25000 set of maps on the CF card. The trouble now is when I go to search maps the machine freezes and tries to index the maps which it cannot copmplete.

Does anyone know what I am doing wrong? Do I have too many maps on the card?

Thanks in advance.

Dave
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Reply By: Member - Leigh (Vic) - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 20:08

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 20:08
Hi. I too had a similar problem and ended up putting it down to the size of the card. Cheers
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Thoughtfully- Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 20:30

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 20:30
Some PDA's dont like big cards or at the least wont work reliably with them. Try a 2 gig standard SD card and you should be right
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Follow Up By: Hairy (NT) - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 21:45

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 21:45
Bugger!
I reckon your right again Bonz.
Your not bad at this stuff hey?

aeiou...I had the same problem....
It was a dodgie cheap card I bought on ebay to start and when I got a good one I had problems as well......the solution was as Bonz said.

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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Thoughtfully- Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 05:34

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 05:34
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Reply By: Member - Rob S (NSW) - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 20:50

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 20:50
As the others have said your pda won't recognize a 4g sd/hc cards .
I had a similar problem with my asus pda and upgraded the os to windows mobile 6 and will now run 4g sd/hc cards.
There was allso a patch available from asus for windows mobile 5 for 4g sd/hc cards.
Check the Ipaq web site for current os updates if any.
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Reply By: Supercalafreakinawesome- Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 20:53

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 20:53
Hi aeiou,
yes, agree with the others, I think 2gig is the biggest it will take. We are using 2gigs with no problems

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Reply By: aeiou - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 21:44

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 21:44
Thanks for the replies.
I have a 2 gig SD card but I could not get all the maps for NSW on it. I had trouble with larger SD cards so I bought an expansion pack off ebay and the 4 Gig card i am using is a now a Compact Flash card.
I am starting to think the issue is more with the software trying to index so many maps.

Dave
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 22:20

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 22:20
Hello - number of maps will not be an issue (apart from fact it will take longer to index). Your problem as pointed out by others, is without much doubt related to your devices ability to read the size and type of car inserted. I am running 16gb card with 5 gb of maps (500+ maps) on my device of choice with no problems. IMHO this is not many maps ..I am sure others run more. You also do not state what model device you are using or the type of SD card you tried (HD or normal) which makes it harder to provide definitive answer.

I had a 2000 series ipaq once - it recognised a 4gb sd card but because the SD card wasnt HD type would not work properly due to ammount of data you could load. The fact that your device recognises the card suggests it is non HD but toooo big - i.e. takes to long to find stuff so software goes out to lunch. Not the softwares problem but ability of device to find/read data.

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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 22:38

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 22:38
aeiou, you did say a CF card. I have a 4gig CF card in my three year old Dell Axim and no problems with that. eBay card and all
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Reply By: Bushtrek - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 15:57

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 15:57
aeiou,
What model Ipaq PDA are you having an issue with??

I use a hx4700 with a 2Gb SD and a 4Gb CF cards installed.

All NSW 1:25,000 and 1:100,000 plus Natmap Zones 53,54,55,56 plus Sunmap QLD 1:25,000.

So you can see the number of maps is not the problem.
What is worrying the PDA is a lack of RAM "working" headspace, and the fact that the units MUST INDEX the maps before it will access them for display.
Suggest you look at what is running in the background before OziExp is started and cull these first.
Then do a soft reset and adjust your system memory allocation so that there is bias to free program allocation. You should have about 20MB here allocated to program.

Start OziExp and call up a map. The unit will commence the indexing of the map files. Let this run.
After that you should be away.

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Follow Up By: aeiou - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 16:50

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 16:50
Hi Bush Trek,

I am running HP Ipaq 3970. all cards and add ons are genuine.

HP IPAQ 3970 Specifications
Memory
64 MB RAM
Expansion slot
Compatible with Secure Digital & MultiMedia
Display
240 X 320 pixels
Color
Processor
Intel PXA250 400 MHz
Operating System
MS Windows for Pocket PC 2002

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Follow Up By: Bushtrek - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 18:28

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 18:28
Hi Dave,
Your PDA should handle the application.
Confirm your MS Windows Pocket PC 2002 is Ver 3.0 or higher, and you are running OziExp Ce Ver 2.19.
If both are as above then go thro' the reset routine etc.

The machine you have is essentially similar to mine, just yours has a 400MHz processor and mine is 625, so yours will be slightly slower to finsih tasks.

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Follow Up By: Bushtrek - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 19:04

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 19:04
Hi Dave,
Your PDA should handle the application.
Confirm your MS Windows Pocket PC 2002 is Ver 3.0 or higher, and you are running OziExp Ce Ver 2.19.
If both are as above then go thro' the reset routine etc.

The machine you have is essentially similar to mine, just yours has a 400MHz processor and mine is 625, so yours will be slightly slower to finsih tasks.

Cheers
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