[WriteLog] Server Busy message
mpklocksin at ameritech.net
Mon Mar 19 13:02:31 PDT 2012
I'm wondering if this has to do with "stuff" that can bog down computers after a while. Things like neglected routine maintenance such as defragmenting the hard drive, using disc cleanup, possibly having outdated software, having too little memory, infections from viruses and malware, not enough room left on your hard drive, etc. Reinstalling a fresh copy of Windows would clean most of these up.
Another good practice is to be sure your virtual memory ("paging file") is turned on. This may change based on your OS. In Vista and Windows 7, you can just type "Virtual Memory" in the search box and the system will show you a link. Here are the instructions for Windows XP Professional:
Finally, there are many utility programs available. I use CCleaner and Malwarebytes occasionally and these seem to do a fine job.
My computer is an 11 year-old HP tower. I recall seeing this frustrating "server busy" message occasionally. But I haven't seen it for about 2 years since I started using these tools about 2 years ago.
73, Mark WA9IVH
On Mar 19, 2012, at 2:29 PM, Jerry Pixton wrote:
> Gary, et al
> I was plagued by this Server Busy problem for a long time as I commented
> several weeks ago.
> Interestingly, I had to rebuild all the software from the WinXP on up
> for my radio computer. The software now runs noticeably faster. And more
> to the point, I have not had a server busy error since, including 48
> hours left running during BARTG.
> So something changed for the better. Not an easy fix but it worked.
> Jerry, W6IHG
> On 3/13/2012 6:40 PM, Gary AL9A wrote:
>> Since upgrading to V11.01B I have been seeing the Server Busy error message
>> more frequently. Specifically, it now seems that every time I start WL for
>> the first time after starting my computer I get the Server Busy message.
>> The program seems to start correctly and I get the list of previous contests
>> displayed. But when I click on a previous contest or choose to start a new
>> log the error message window pops up. None of the buttons on the error
>> window will do anything to correct the situation. I must start Task Manager
>> and stop the Server Busy program. Then when I restart WL a second time it
>> works correctly.
>> I've run a utility program against my registration file, Vista Home Premium,
>> and cleaned up dead wood and defraged the file. No change. Today I
>> upgraded from V11.01F to V11.02B, again with no change. I've queried the
>> reflector about this before and received no reply. So once again, is anyone
>> else seeing this behavior? Is it something in the newest WL versions or
>> something with my OS? Any help appreciated
>> Gary AL9A
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