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1. It takes over an hour to download 2 photos from my FlashTrax to my computer. My FlashTrax is a 40 GB model purchased on 3/3/04 and my computer has Win XP. Thinking an upgrade may resolve this problem, I've tried unsuccessfully to install an upgrade following the "FlashTrax Firmware Upgrade Notes" found on the Website. More specifically, I've twice supposedly downloaded the upgrade but have been unable to open either file. The files I've downloaded are: FTXUpgradeDownload.exe and FTXUpgradeDownload(2).exe.

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  • chuckw2424 Mar 25, 2008

    When I have FlashTrax connected to my computer it slows everything down. I noticed this this past summer and the solution was to not keep FlashTrax connected. Now I have numerous photos on FlashTrax from a recent trip to Mexico and, of course, it has to be connected to the commuter to download. How can I download these photos in a reasonably short period of time like it used to do? Also, how can I open (I presume this is the same as "executing this file") FTXUpgradeDownload.exe? I have 3.62 GB of RAM.

  • chuckw2424 Mar 25, 2008

    In response to IB4G2008 question: "What's your computer model, please?"

    The following is shown under System Properties: Dell Dimension DM051,
    Intel (R)
    Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz,
    2.79 GHz, 3.62 GB of RAM

    Does this give you the info you wanted?





  • chuckw2424 Mar 26, 2008

    How can I open and install FTXUpgradeDownload.exe?

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A number of factors, having little to do with the age or capabilities or your system, can create excruciating system slowness.

Operating System
File System (how you've organized files on your PC)
Applications
Hardware

The Windows OS (operating system) is notoriously inefficient, which can affect performance. The file system also impacts Windows and hardware performance. How you work with applications can improve system speed, as can some basic hardware updates.

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    When your system slows down,
    check Task Manager for closed-down applications that haven't
    relinquished their hold on system resources.

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One big problem, I am sorry to say with the Flashtrax is that it is very slow, in not only transferring files from it to a computer but from going from one image to the next. Many people have the same problem as you and hate it. The only really good thing is that the flashtrax verifies that the entire picture is transferred onto it and that it can hold so much memory otherwise it is a waste of time. Why have memory when you don't have speed? I'm sorry but that's the truth, hope this helps

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How much ram memory does your computer have?
Any photo activity on a computer takes more ram memory.
I suggest you check that first.
I found a new ram card with more memory for my presario and it speeded things up both on and off of the internet.
Another help may be to go to download.com and look for a program that would be free to download.
There are programs that can defrag your registry and look for registry errors.
Also there are programs that will defrag ram memory whenever it seems to be slowing down.

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What are OS data SPEED CPU MEM,...etc

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As i was saying ..this might be from a slow usb port too

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    Patrick Michaels Mar 25, 2008

    what's your computer model, please?

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