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Samsung Kies problem

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    Samsung Kies problem


    Windows8 gives the following problem on start up ......well what's new?

    after a short while a Windows warning shield advises "Server Busy" with the following useless information, This action cannot be completed because the other program is busy. Choose switch to activate the busy program and correct the problem.

    Poor fool me did as the warning shield asked only to be confronted by that magnificently designed Windows start menu that I paid $5 AUD to get rid of and of course there was no program running.

    A quick look at task manager showed something interesting. Somehow Samsung Kies had started a tray icon program without being requested to and which does not show up in the tray icon customisation area either which is making some kind of system call. If you end the task the problem goes away, at least for the present.

    There have been three updates on the computer that may be responsible one by Microsoft for a driver, one by Nvidia graphics and the final one by Sun Microsystems for java. The problem has only presented itself since these updates and as they were all done in the one session it is not possible for a mere mortal such as myself to pinpoint the exact piece of wizardry responsible.

    For those responsible I have taken a few screen shots so they can sit there and laugh and say we gotcha! and for their entertainment are attached.

    Anyone in Wizard class is invited to advise me how to get rid of this pain with the least work possible.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    This may not be the answer you're looking for but here's what I did; In the first place, I found Kies to be one of the most screwed up pieces of bloatware I've tried, so, as soon as Kies installed the device recognition drivers, I uninstalled Kies and manage my stuff myself. That's about it!
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    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by eyebrowssenior View Post
    Windows8 gives the following problem on start up ......well what's new?

    after a short while a Windows warning shield advises "Server Busy" with the following useless information, This action cannot be completed because the other program is busy. Choose switch to activate the busy program and correct the problem.

    Poor fool me did as the warning shield asked only to be confronted by that magnificently designed Windows start menu that I paid $5 AUD to get rid of and of course there was no program running.

    A quick look at task manager showed something interesting. Somehow Samsung Kies had started a tray icon program without being requested to and which does not show up in the tray icon customisation area either which is making some kind of system call. If you end the task the problem goes away, at least for the present.

    There have been three updates on the computer that may be responsible one by Microsoft for a driver, one by Nvidia graphics and the final one by Sun Microsystems for java. The problem has only presented itself since these updates and as they were all done in the one session it is not possible for a mere mortal such as myself to pinpoint the exact piece of wizardry responsible.

    For those responsible I have taken a few screen shots so they can sit there and laugh and say we gotcha! and for their entertainment are attached.

    Anyone in Wizard class is invited to advise me how to get rid of this pain with the least work possible.
    The same as @Edwin
    Probably also not the answer you're looking for, but take a look at Android Forums & Windows Phone Discussion @ xda-developers and take Odin for flashing (un)official firmware.
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    Thanks Guys but you are right not what I want to do for the present. I agree Samsung Kies is garbage and when my phone died just three weeks ago It was virtually useless as a recovery tool, when they gave me a new phone I had the joy of trying to remember all the apps I had, find all my non standard ring tones and try to piece together the tool I had built. It did put contacts back which was useful and most of the standard stuff but useless as a recovery tool unlike Acronis on the PC which images the hard drive and restores it.

    Enough bitching I am still looking for the cause because it did not happen prior to the three updates and we don't know if it is a bug in the updates or just an incompatibility with Kies.

    This is important because a bug can perpetuate problems in other areas.

    Thanks again but I will hangout a bit for maybe a Guru's opinion.
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