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HP iPAQ Pocket PC h1900 Series - Resetting the Unit

Performing a normal reset

A normal reset is sometimes called a soft reset .

CAUTION: Perform a normal reset when you want to stop all running applications. A normal reset will not erase any programs or saved data.
  1. Locate the Reset button on the side panel of the iPAQ Pocket PC.

Figure 1: Normal reset

NOTE: The iPAQ Pocket PC will restart in approximately five seconds and display the Today screen.


Performing a full reset

A full reset is sometimes referred to as a hard reset . You should perform a full reset when you want to clear all settings, programs, and data from memory.

To perform a full reset:

CAUTION: If you perform a full reset, you will return to your default settings and lose all information.


  1. Press and hold the Power button (Figure 2 Callout 1).

    Figure 2: Full reset

    1 - Power button
    2 - Reset button
  2. Press the Reset button (Figure 2 Callout 2) on the side panel of the iPAQ Pocket PC with the stylus.

  3. Hold all buttons until the displayed image begins to fade (approximately four seconds).

  4. Release the Power button and remove the stylus.

    NOTE: You can verify a full reset by pressing the Power button. If the iPAQ Pocket PC has been fully reset, it will not turn on.
  5. Set up your iPAQ Pocket PC.

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