Windows 10 – High Harddisk activity on wiatrace.log

March 11, 2018

You  may notice a high HD activity writing to the wiatrace.log file.

WIA stands for Windows Image Acquisition Library.

This is used if you have a Printer scanner installed. Even if you don’t use the Scanner the log file writes debug info to it.


Open the registry and go to :



Change the value to of TRACEFLAGS from 407 to 0

Check the disk activity again, it should be gone now Smile

Enjoy !


PowerShell – Using PoSH SSH Module to access Raspberry Pi3

October 22, 2017

You can use PuTTY to access the RPI3



Or you can use the PoSH-SSH module to do the same.

So let’s give it a try :

If you connect using this command

New-SSHSession -ComputerName  YourRPI3

Don’t use a domain notification for the user, but just the user name.



But further then this you can’t get … in this version of PoSH-SSH, so best use the famous PuTTY tool to connect.

Xperia Z3 Compact GPS Not Working

May 2, 2017

We encountered a Sony Mobile where the GPS was not working suddenly ?

So I was thinking that a recent software update was the root cause…

Next I went on the Forum to see if there are where more issues like that… and indeed quite a lot found Confused smile

Solution :

Go into service mode by just dialing : *#*#7378423#*#* and then into Service Tests, GPS, Purge

See steps described on the Forum GPS not working,


But still it did not work ! Sad smile

This simple setting fixed it !

Go to Location Settings :

Go to MODE and change to HIGH ACCURARY



Problem Fixed… Smile

Windows Core IoT – Accessing a DotNet DLL assembly on a Raspberry PI3 using Windows Core IoT

January 23, 2017

In this post I showed how to create an Console app using my Visual Studio Light for ARM, to run on a Raspberry PI3 on Windows Core IoT.

Taking it one step further is that you access an DotNet Assembly that was created before, and seem to run as well on X86 as on ARM Smile

So most Assembly DLL’s seem to be architecture independend …




Let’s see here :

Using ILSpy you can see the source of the self made .NET Assembly.




I copied the DLL Assembly to the RPI3, did a remote access from PS IDE and ran the following code.



As you can see it ran without any issues ! the result was returned as expected … Smile

Enjoy !

Fiddler – How to capture non Web Browser traffic

March 21, 2016

I had a need to debug an external app using fiddler.

Seems to be a trivial exercise, but I could not see the captured traffic in fiddler ?

After Googling a bit, I could only find part of the solution.

Below is the full story.

Solution :

1. Proxy Settings : First of all you need to know that Fiddler acts as a proxy server on your machine when you start it.

The default address / port is

You can check the settings after starting Fiddler in you Browser settings.


So you need to set the proxy settings in your local application that you want to test.

2. Decrypt HTTPS settings

Make sure you have set to Decrypt HTTPS



This needs a extra extension to Fiddler (which is not installed by default)

3. Capture all Processes

After that you need to make sure that you tell Fiddler to capture all traffic for all Processes.


This last step I overlooked for a few hours before my eyes caught the option menu at the bottom.

Enjoy Winking smile

WordPress – 2015 blog review

December 31, 2015

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 24,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 9 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Windows – Updates Error 0x8000fff

November 23, 2015

Could not start Windows Update after a clean Windows 7 x64 Install ?


Go and look for C:\windows\WindowsUpdate.log to investigate the errors



Errors found in the log :

Agent * WU client version 7.3.7600.16385

Agent * Base directory: C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution

DtaStor FATAL: Failed to initialize datastore, error = 0xC8000247

Solution :

I found this extensive checklist :

This solved the problem at least on my side Winking smile

More options can be found here :