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Soft Reset I've been using my iPAQ rx3115 for a couple weeks now, and have recently updated to the latest ROM's available from HP (1.01.11A). When I do a soft reset, the status bar fills all the way up and then hangs. The only way I have managed to get it back to the Today screen is to connect to my sync cable and then do a soft reset, and for whatever reason that gets me back to the Today screen. Its not a big issue as I'm usually near my computer all day, but I don't want to be out and need to reset and have it hang. Does anyone else have this problem or know of a solution?

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Re: Soft Reset

Just loaded a safe mode program to my iPAQ, and now it seems to reset without any problems, even when not connected to the sync cable.

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