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HP iPAQ h2200 Pocket PC - How do I Perform a Hard ("Full") Reset?

Perform a hard reset when you want to clear all settings, programs, and data from RAM (Random Access Memory, where data and programs you have loaded are stored).

If the battery installed in your iPAQ Pocket PC discharges completely, your Pocket PC will operate as if a hard reset had been performed once the battery has been recharged.

CAUTION: If you perform a hard reset, your iPAQ Pocket PC returns to it's default settings and loses all information (files, settings, etc.) that is not recorded in ROM.

A hard reset deactivates the battery. The power button does not function until the battery is reactivated.

To perform a hard reset:

  1. Press and hold Application Buttons 1 (Calendar) and 4 (iTask) on the front of the unit and, at the same time, use the stylus to press the Reset button on the back of your iPAQ Pocket PC.

    Figure 1: Hard Reset

    NOTE: One way to perform this procedure is to hold your Pocket PC face down in your left hand. Use the index and middle fingers on your left hand to press the Application Buttons while holding the stylus in your right hand to press the Reset button.
  2. Hold all buttons until the displayed image begins to fade (approximately four seconds).

  3. Release the Application Buttons and stylus.

    NOTE: To verify a full reset, press the Power button. If the iPAQ Pocket PC has been fully reset, it does not power on until the battery has been reactivated.
  4. Reactivate the battery by:

    • Connecting the iPAQ Pocket PC to AC power

    • Or pressing the Reset button with the stylus

      Figure 2: Reset button

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