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Soft Reset erases everything

I know this may sound daft but I'm on my 6th PDA now and have got into a habit of turning the unit on by performing a soft reset. Not everytime of course but I may remember that I have had a lot of apps running as i pick the unit up so I just press the reset button to turn it on in a nice clean state. However, on my 4700 i press the reset with the power off and i can't turn it back on again, the only way i can get the unit back on is to remove the battery, then the unit boots up in default. However removing the battery normally is fine and press the reset when the power is on is fine. Can anyone confirm if there unit does the same ?

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Re: Soft Reset erases everything

Hi, i remember reading somwhere that if you hold the soft reset button too long you will deactivate the battery. You can reactivate it by inserting the PDA into the cradle. Hope this helps.

Posted on Sep 08, 2005

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Hard reset


Occasionally, you may need to reset your device. A normal (or soft) reset of your device clears all active program memory and shuts down all active programs. This can be useful when your device is running slower than normal, or a program is not performing properly. A soft reset is also necessary after the installation of some programs. If a soft reset is performed when programs are running, unsaved work will be lost.
You can also perform a hard reset (also known as a full reset). A hard reset should be performed only if a normal reset does not solve a system problem. After a hard reset, the device is restored to its default settings — the way it was when you first purchased it and turned it on. Any programs you installed, data you entered, and settings you customized on your device will be lost. Only Windows Mobile software and other pre-installed programs will remain.
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Use the stylus to press the RESET button found on the lower left side of your device. Your device restarts and displays the Today screen.
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  1. Press and hold the Left SOFT KEY and the Right SOFT KEY, and at the same time, use the stylus to press the RESET button at the lower left side of your device.
  2. Release the stylus, but continue pressing the two soft key buttons. Release them only when you see the following message on your device screen: “Press Send to restore manufacturer default, or press other keys to cancel.“
  3. Press on your device. Warning! Your device will be set back to factory default settings. Please ensure any additional installed programs and/or user data have been backed up before a hard reset is performed.

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