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Soft & Hard Reset

Whats the difference between soft and hard reset? Does a hard reset restore your PPC to the original setup when you first turned on your system. Also I thought you could backup up your PPC to your hard drive on your computer using the backup program that comes with the X5. When I go to use it, the computer is not listed as a device. Only the memory cards are listed.

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Correct, a hard reset restores the PPC to its origional state. Soft resets are similar to rebooting your desktop computer. You can backup your device with either ActiveSync or the included utility. I don't have a device so I can't give you exact steps, but I believe what you are seeing is where the device will store the backup. You have to put it on a storage card in most cases, not back on the device.

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soft reset is the small hole you put the edge of your stylus to reset the device without erasing anything. (software restart)

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switch the on/off slider button to OFF. keep the joystik pushed UP and without leaving the joystick slide the from OFF to ON and wait about 30 seconds.

do all that while connected to the power charge. I'd prefer you do that with a wall charger, and not with a USB cable connected to your computer (we dont like this charging state from USB ports)

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