Every time I reset my Palm LifeDrive, whether it be a soft or hard reset, it always ends up stuck on the reset screen, with about 1/20 of the black bar appearing on the bottom of the screen. When attempting a hard reset, the "press up to erase all" etc. works, but when it changes to the loading screen it freezes.
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When you see the first screen (the orange one) hold the UP button as the bar moves across the bottom of the screen. Let go right before the screen goes to the silver logo. If it continues and opens Prefs, then you need to delete the program causing it to reboot.
If that doesn't work, do a Hard Reset. A Hard Reset will erase everything on your lifedrive, so only do it if you have to. Hold the Power Button while you push the reset button. Continue with the instructions to finish erasing your device.
Unfortunetly that usually indicates the harddrive has failed on you. Try a power on hard reset. It is the same as the hard reset but the power need to be plugged in as well.
If you look there are several places that will replace the drive with either a new drive of a compact flash card. The card is the way to go as it increases battery life but is about 10x faster acessing stuff.
The best thing I can offer for you to do is to go to the free palm chat service
they offer. I have used this and it worked good for me. Here is a link to the
free chat service. Scroll to the bottom of the page and you will see a Palm
Chat. From there click on the link that says Chat Now and follow the online
prompts. Best wishes...I hope this will help you.
Here is that link.....
Unfortunetly that is typical of the internal microdrive having died on you. If the hard reset doesn nothing then that is most likely your problem.
You can replace the microdrive but if you want to improve your LD you can get it changed to use a compact flash disk such as a SanDisk 4gb card. It will run much faster and for longer. This is a simple thing to replace either but given the choice I'd go with the CF. There are several place that will repair your LD for you if you don't want to fix it yourself. You should end up spendingunder $100