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Old 10-26-2008, 10:51 PM
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Question PDA freezes when typing "space s" or "space k" - but not a virus.

Hi folks,

recently my PDA (HTC Hermes, WM6.0) started to freeze while I was writing an SMS. For some days I thought it was random but I've realised it's whenever I type a space then the letter S or K, or either of these two letters at the beginning of a sentence).

E.g. it would have crashed on the word SMS in my 1st line of this posting.

It actually is hogging 100% CPU but the task can't be killed by WM "end program", so I have to cold-start it.

The PDA has a hardware keyboard but it happens both with this and with the touchscreen keyboard, so I don't know if it's a hardware or software issue.

I'm most grateful for any help as it's driving me crazy having to remember to write SMS without these letter combinations.

Best regards,

Barry Hill
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Old 10-31-2008, 11:38 PM
Constant Caffeine
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Welcome to the forums. Has it accidentally came in contact with any liquids? If not, I would reinstall WM6 on it to see if that makes any difference. Just do not forget to back up your data first.

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Old 11-01-2008, 02:49 PM
Reid Kistler
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Did you ever figure out your keyboard problem?

Fact that it only happens under certain circumstances, + high cpu usage, makes it sound more like a software problem than a hardware glitch.

Have a couple of programs that do not play nicely with each other (on Axim): apparently they do not release memory & system gets loaded down.

In this case a simple Soft Reset does the trick. SOMETIMES MemoryMate will help, but a Soft Reset is an easy thing to do....
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Old 11-03-2008, 10:39 PM
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Thanks for your replies - haven't solved it yet (still avoiding typing the letters S and K).

What I meant by freezing is 100%cpu in the corresponding task and I can't kill the process.

I'll probably end up hard-reseting the device :-(
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Old 11-17-2008, 01:22 AM
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Default How I "solved it"

Hi folks,

just to keep you up-to-date - I never found out what the problen was (no PDA virus scanner ever found anything) but "solved" it by doing a backup with sprite backup then a hard reset then a sprite restore. Since then it's OK!

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