A "soft" reset
clears all open programs and "reboots"
the Pocket PC. When the Pocket PC powers back
up, you'll start with all active programs closed
and the device ready to use. This procedure is
intended to reset the Pocket PC if it is malfunctioning
or has become bogged down. This reset is also
sometimes necessary after software is installed. A
soft reset is the Pocket PC equivalent to restarting
your Desktop or Laptop.
Dell Axim X50 and X50v can be soft reset by pressing the
recessed button on the rear of the unit above
A "hard" reset wipes the RAM and returns
the Pocket PC to its factory specs. In effect,
the Pocket PC will be just as it was when you
purchased it. All
data entered, preferences set or software installed (other than ROM updates)
on the Pocket PC after purchase will be lost after
a hard reset and will have to be transferred or
reinstalled via ActiveSync.
Dell Axim X50 Series Pocket PCs can be hard reset by performing
the following procedure:
the X50 turned on, press and hold the power
button at the top of the unit. While holding
the down power button, use the stylus tip to
press the "Reset" button
mentioned above. Allow the screen to fade to off. Release both buttons. The
unit will power back on and display a menu to
confirm the hard reset request.
The Axim will be hard reset, just as it was
when it left the factory.
The Dell Axim X50 Pocket PCs have a feature
that allows some data to be stored in the Flash
ROM. If you have used this file store option,
a hard reset will not erase this data.
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