All About Symbian - Nokia (S60) and Sony Ericsson (UIQ) smartphones unwrapped

  #1  
Old 08-11-2008, 12:41 PM
ironass's Avatar
ironass ironass is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Cotswolds, U.K.
Posts: 1,508
ironass is on a distinguished road
Memory Maintenance N95 & N95 8GB

Here's something for a rainy, wet, cold afternoon.

I have both the N95-1 and N95-2 (8GB) phones and, if like me, you upgrade/reinstall firmware as well as add and delete prog's/themes on your phone (I currently have about 50 prog' and themes on each one) and are maybe finding that your phone is not as fast as it was, particularly in Gallery or Music, then this will help speed things up.

Basically, it's using your computer to carry out maintenance on your memory by fixing file system errors, recovering bad sectors and defragmenting.

For the purposes of this, I will treat the two phones identically and not differentiate between Memory Card and Mass Memory. I am running Windows XP, although this applies to Vista as well.

1. Make sure you have Nokia PC Suite installed as you will need the cable drivers that come with it. You can download it here:-

http://www.nokia.co.uk/A4630250

2. Connect your handset to the computer via the USB cable and select "Data Transfer" mode. Make sure that prior to this that you have closed all applications that use the memory or you will not be able to connect.

3. On your PC go to My Computer (XP) or Computer (Vista) and left click on it. When the screen opens you will be able to locate your phones memory which you should then right click on and then left click on Properties.
A new box will pop up and you then click on Tools and click on Error Checking. Tick both the boxes, "Automatically fix file system errors" and "Scan for and attempt to recover bad sectors". Click Start and the computer will do the rest.
N.B. You will need at least 15% of free space on your memory to do this, so you may have to move a file or two out temporarily.

4. Once the above is completed, follow the same path, My Computer > Phone Memory > Properties > Tools and this time select Defragmentation. On the Defrag screen select your phones memory and, if desired, you can Analyze the memory first and then select Defragmentation. This will defrag the memory, which in my case was all over the shop.

When completed you can now safely disconnect your phone from the computer. Hopefully this will all help speed things up and help stop phone freezes/delays and crashes.

  #2  
Old 08-11-2008, 02:08 PM
kontraband's Avatar
kontraband kontraband is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 2,666
kontraband is on a distinguished road
defragging... its a blast from the past!
__________________

  #3  
Old 08-11-2008, 04:59 PM
Unplugged Unplugged is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 582
Unplugged is on a distinguished road
Defragging Solid State Drives is not only unnessasary but actually damaging
__________________
Ads
 

Bookmarks

Tags
8gb, maintenance, memory, n95

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
N95 US VS. N95 8gb - pros and cons stv183 Nokia N95 and N95 8GB 12 01-09-2009 05:53 PM
Nokia N95 8GB and Tomtom HoundDog Nokia N95 and N95 8GB 15 06-01-2009 04:14 PM
For Sale : Nokia N95 8GB (Brand New, Network Unlocked) Nigma Nokia N95 and N95 8GB 0 08-05-2008 08:31 AM
N95 8GB - Corrupt Mass Memory two4teezee Nokia N95 and N95 8GB 9 05-03-2008 08:21 AM
n95 / n95 8gb question mikee77 Nokia N95 and N95 8GB 3 03-10-2007 11:59 AM



All times are GMT. The time now is 11:18 AM.


vBulletin skins developed by: eXtremepixels
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Notes || Contact Us || Privacy Policy