Types of Palm Resets
Although the exact terminology used depends on who you are talking to, David Pogue's "PalmPilot, The Ultimate Guide, First Edition" defines the Palm resets as follows...
- Soft Reset - it's equivalent to rebooting the Palm. Reset using the
reset hole in the back of the Palm.
- Semisoft or Warm Reset - equivalent to rebooting Windows in "safe
mode". On the Palm, do a reset while holding the Scroll
Up button. This reset bypasses all hacks and system
patches, so once you've resolved your issue or problem,
perform a soft reset to restore your Palm to normal
- Hard Reset - Equivalent to erasing your PC's hard drive. This
drastic action returns your Palm to factory state
and ERASES all of your data, permanently. To hard
reset, hold down the on/off button while inserting
the reset pin into the reset hole on the back of
the Palm. A message appears on the screen, "Erase
all data? YES='up' button. NO = any other button".
In addition, if you use FlashPro on your Palm, there's another reset...
- FlashPro Recovery Reset - reformats Flash to factory state, removing all
applications and databases placed in Flash by FlashPro, and then does the
equivalent of a Hard Reset. To do a FlashPro Recovery Reset, hold down the
memo button while inserting the reset pin into the reset hole on the back of
the Palm. A message appears on the screen, "FlashPro - Hit the ToDo button
to reformat flash."
More information on resets is available from the Palm site.
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