Thursday, 12 March 2015

G0ROZ-3 Stopped again.

G0ROZ-3 vanished from the map yesterday afternoon (11 March 2015). shows that the last beacon was sent around midday(ish).
I visited site today and found the computer had stopped working with an error message to say that it could not open the COM port as it is already in use.
This is usually caused by a electricity supply interruption, where the computer loses power but it comes back on again before the machine has time to close down properly.
A quick re-boot and all is well again.
I did take the opportunity to disable the desktop clean-up app, so that should not cause any more problems.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

G0ROZ-3 stopped working.

G0ROZ-3 was missing from the map yesterday evening. I took a trip up Eggardon Hill this morning to see what the trouble was.
The computer was locked up and only removing the power and then connecting it up again would get it to re-boot.
This is the same problem I had with M1ABD the other day.
I think it is a software problem rather than a problem with the power or computer hardware.
I noticed that on both machines when they were locked up the "Desktop clean-up" icon was showing. This could be what is causing the problem. I have had a word with Mr Google and found out how to disable the Desktop clean-up program and will do so on my next visit.
Fingers crossed!!