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If you mess up editing the registry, will a hard-reset correct it? - i.e.
is it the equivalent of a reinstall of Windows on a desktop machine. I
realise that everything else will be lost in the process!
I am talking Windows Pocket PC 2003 SE.

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As Clinton said, yep.

One suggestion: Assuming you may want to experiment with reg hacks in
the future, you should use your device's storage card back up utility
(most have one) to perform a full backup to a CF or SD card before
performing a reg hack. This will let you skip the hard reset finger
gymnastics and perform a simple system restore to the point before you
started hacking.
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Chris Watts wrote:
> If you mess up editing the registry, will a hard-reset correct it? - i.e.
> is it the equivalent of a reinstall of Windows on a desktop machine. I
> realise that everything else will be lost in the process!
> I am talking Windows Pocket PC 2003 SE.
>
 
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Chris,

Yes it will. A hard reset returns your device to factory state.

Regards,

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"Chris Watts" <ng@ctwatts.plus.com> wrote in message
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> If you mess up editing the registry, will a hard-reset correct it? - i.e.
> is it the equivalent of a reinstall of Windows on a desktop machine. I
> realise that everything else will be lost in the process!
> I am talking Windows Pocket PC 2003 SE.
>
> --
> Chris Watts
> Please reply via the newsgroup/mailing list - that way we all benefit from
> the discussion.
> Private, or personal, messages should begin the Subject line with [NEWS]
> to
> ensure that they pass my spam trap.
>
>
>
 

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Usually works, although I had a strange problem once with
my display shutting off every few seconds that wasn't
cured until I did a hard reset AND removed both batteries.
 
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"finger gymnastics"! ROFL... Thanks for the laugh Todd. I've never
thought of it that way before! :-D But that is exactly what it is!

Regards,

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"Todd Ogasawara, Mobile Devices MVP" <Todd_MSN@NOSPAMmsn.com> wrote in
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> As Clinton said, yep.
>
> One suggestion: Assuming you may want to experiment with reg hacks in the
> future, you should use your device's storage card back up utility (most
> have one) to perform a full backup to a CF or SD card before performing a
> reg hack. This will let you skip the hard reset finger gymnastics and
> perform a simple system restore to the point before you started hacking.
> --
> Todd Ogasawara, MS-MVP/Mobile Devices
> Online Editor - http://MobileViews.com/ -- PDA & Wireless Info
> http://www.OgasaWalrus.com/MobileDot/ - Brief News & Comments
>
>
> Chris Watts wrote:
>> If you mess up editing the registry, will a hard-reset correct it? -
>> i.e.
>> is it the equivalent of a reinstall of Windows on a desktop machine. I
>> realise that everything else will be lost in the process!
>> I am talking Windows Pocket PC 2003 SE.
>>
 
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On Tue, 14 Dec 2004 09:20:40 -0600, "Clinton Fitch III"
<newsgroups@NOSPAMMYTHANKIE.c3-technology.com> wrote:

>Chris,
>
>Yes it will. A hard reset returns your device to factory state.

Not on every device. Some come with persistent storage (survives even
after hard reset and/or full battery drain). I've seen at least one
device that keeps the registry in persistent storage. And I've seen
several that use persistent storage for cab files and an autorun
facility that restores to fresh-from VAR (Value Added Reseller) state.
Such features can be wonderful. But maybe not for the original poster.
I'm familiar with industrial devices; such things may be less common
in retail devices.

>
>Regards,

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You bring up a good point. There are some devices - HP iPAQs most common -
that have a Flash ROM storage that will maintain its data after a hard reset
or power loss.

From a registry perspective it will return it to factory state.

Thanks,


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<r_z_aret@pen_fact.com> wrote in message
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> On Tue, 14 Dec 2004 09:20:40 -0600, "Clinton Fitch III"
> <newsgroups@NOSPAMMYTHANKIE.c3-technology.com> wrote:
>
>>Chris,
>>
>>Yes it will. A hard reset returns your device to factory state.
>
> Not on every device. Some come with persistent storage (survives even
> after hard reset and/or full battery drain). I've seen at least one
> device that keeps the registry in persistent storage. And I've seen
> several that use persistent storage for cab files and an autorun
> facility that restores to fresh-from VAR (Value Added Reseller) state.
> Such features can be wonderful. But maybe not for the original poster.
> I'm familiar with industrial devices; such things may be less common
> in retail devices.
>
>>
>>Regards,
>
> -----------------------------------------
> To reply to me, remove the underscores (_) from my email address (and
> please indicate which newsgroup and message).
>
> Robert E. Zaret, eMVP
> PenFact, Inc.
> 500 Harrison Ave., Suite 3R
> Boston, MA 02118
> www.penfact.com
 
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"Todd Ogasawara, Mobile Devices MVP" <Todd_MSN@NOSPAMmsn.com> wrote in
message news:erH%23S6f4EHA.1408@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> As Clinton said, yep.
>
> One suggestion: Assuming you may want to experiment with reg hacks in
> the future, you should use your device's storage card back up utility
> (most have one) to perform a full backup to a CF or SD card before
> performing a reg hack. This will let you skip the hard reset finger
> gymnastics and perform a simple system restore to the point before you
> started hacking.
Sounds like excellent advice - I'll follow it.
Thanks
Chris
 

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