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Might be a stupid question but is there a way to reload the OS? I have an HP
4155 and it's starting to act flakey and I thought it might be a good idea
to reload the OS.
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To clarify, a "hard reset" erases everything in RAM, then reloads RAM
with the base files that are necessary to run the OS... i.e. it returns
the device to "factory state"

It would be highly unlikely that the ROM data was corrupt unless you
attempted an OS upgrade in the past. In most cases, the problems that
you describe come from poorly written apps overwriting OS components in
RAM, so this should work.

Beverly Howard [MS MVP-Mobile Devices]
 

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If the OS was corrupted could the OS be reloaded?
Thanks
"Beverly Howard [Ms-MVP/MobileDev]" <BevNoSpamBevHoward.com> wrote in
message news:u92NSh09EHA.600@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> To clarify, a "hard reset" erases everything in RAM, then reloads RAM with
> the base files that are necessary to run the OS... i.e. it returns the
> device to "factory state"
>
> It would be highly unlikely that the ROM data was corrupt unless you
> attempted an OS upgrade in the past. In most cases, the problems that you
> describe come from poorly written apps overwriting OS components in RAM,
> so this should work.
>
> Beverly Howard [MS MVP-Mobile Devices]
>
>
 
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"Beverly Howard [Ms-MVP/MobileDev]" <BevNoSpamBevHoward.com> wrote:

>To clarify, a "hard reset" erases everything in RAM, then reloads RAM
>with the base files that are necessary to run the OS... i.e. it returns
>the device to "factory state"
>
>It would be highly unlikely that the ROM data was corrupt unless you
>attempted an OS upgrade in the past. In most cases, the problems that
>you describe come from poorly written apps overwriting OS components in
>RAM, so this should work.
>

Note that anything in a ROM file store will *NOT* be purged when you
hard reset. This might also include some "Persistent Storage" backups
that store various PIM items in hidden ROM databases.

If you want a FULL reset, disable all permenant PIM type settings in
the Start|Settings|System area and use File Manager to delete any
directories on ROM file stores you created, soft reset, *then* hard
reset.
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Sorry.dont think it can be done...............try a hard reset first



Andrew Newton wrote:
> Might be a stupid question but is there a way to reload the OS? I
> have an HP 4155 and it's starting to act flakey and I thought it
> might be a good idea to reload the OS.
> Thanks
 

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Andrew Newton wrote:
> Might be a stupid question but is there a way to reload the OS? I have
> an HP 4155 and it's starting to act flakey and I thought it might be a
> good idea to reload the OS.

A hard reset might be the thing to do. Refer to the manual.
 
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The OS can be partly held in RAM (for updateable bits where it needs
to write information, such as the registry). This can be corrupted,
but the ROM area is normally immutable (can't be overwritten).

The only way to overwrite it is to run an installer from a host PC,
normally as part of a ROM upgrade.

The PPC itself can't write to the ROM segments reserved for the OS -
though there is some free area in the ROM which can be used for
installing programs ("Built in memory" its called in activesync)

Cheers - Neil

n Mon, 10 Jan 2005 14:25:53 -0500, "Andrew" <m6674@hotmail.com> wrote:

>If the OS was corrupted could the OS be reloaded?
>Thanks
>"Beverly Howard [Ms-MVP/MobileDev]" <BevNoSpamBevHoward.com> wrote in
>message news:u92NSh09EHA.600@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> To clarify, a "hard reset" erases everything in RAM, then reloads RAM with
>> the base files that are necessary to run the OS... i.e. it returns the
>> device to "factory state"
>>
>> It would be highly unlikely that the ROM data was corrupt unless you
>> attempted an OS upgrade in the past. In most cases, the problems that you
>> describe come from poorly written apps overwriting OS components in RAM,
>> so this should work.
>>
>> Beverly Howard [MS MVP-Mobile Devices]
>>
>>
>
 
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