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Storage Memory

I have an HP ipaq 4150. I keep getting an error message that says..."Storage memory is critically low. If you do not increase storage memory, you may not be able to start some programs. Use File Explorer to delete files you no longer need, or move some files to a storage card. I just purchased a 512 memory card for my ipaq thinking that this would solve the problem. It did not, so I went into File Explorer and removed some files. The odd thing about this is that I never put any pictures or files on my ipaq. So, I went ahead and deleted the pictures and sound bites that came with the ipaq. I even deleted e-mails. I'm still getting this message and I have no idea why. I feel like I've tried everything. Can someone please help me?

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Re: Storage Memory

Memory card isn't really memory it's more like a disk drive. it's not like when you add memory to a PC and the new memory is automatically used. To make use of this card you need to transfer some of your larger files to the card.... You can move files from within the ipaq... Click and hold on file. Select Copy Click and hold Select Cut Navigate with File Explorer to the SD card.... Open File Explorer Select My device Now select SD Card You can create a new folder or select an existing folder Click on Edit at bottom of screeen. Select Paste. You can also move files directly from PC to Storage card...... While IPAQ is connected, go to My Computer, then double-click on Mobile Device, then double-click on Pocket PC. Now you will see your Storage Card, and you can use this just like a folder on your PC. You can create folders within it. You can click and drag files to it or to any of it's folders.

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2. ROM both built in PDA

third type is Storage Card u can store music and photos there but u cannot merge it with RAM or ROM so pls try to understand this difference

secondly if u want me to help u out on this memory shortage

then u can reset the device i mean hard reset and re install ur applications by time ur ROM is occupied by some useless files and ur performance is de graded try to refresh ur OS
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HP iPAQ Setup Assistant
Use HP iPAQ Setup Assistant to simplify configuring settings on your HP iPAQ.
HP iPAQ Setup Assistant lets you save the settings on your computer. This can help you restore configuration settings on your HP iPAQ at any time. HP iPAQ Setup Assistant also allows you to perform a factory reset on your HP iPAQ and view detailed product information.

To hard reset HP iPAQ 114:
- press and hold the 3 buttons Windows, OK and REC
- press the reset button for about 3-4 seconds and release it
- release the 3 buttons


u can see the video for that but it is in russian lang but self explanatory

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