Performing a Normal (Soft) Reset on a iPAQ rx4000 / rx4240 / rx4245 / rx4540 / rx4545

A normal reset is sometimes referred to as a soft reset or a limited reset. A normal reset stops all running applications but does not erase any programs or saved data.

Caution be sure to save any unsaved data before performing a normal reset since a normal reset erases all unsaved data.

To perform a soft reset:

  • Locate the Reset button on your iPAQ.
  • Use the stylus to lightly press the Reset button.

The iPAQ restarts and displays the HP QuickStart Tour.


Performing a Hard Reset on a iPAQ rx4000 / rx4240 / rx4245 / rx4540 / rx4545

A full reset is sometimes referred to as a hard reset. Perform a full reset when you want to clear all settings, programs and data from RAM.

Caution if you perform a full reset, your HP iPAQ rx4000 / rx4240 / rx4245 / rx4540 / rx4545 returns to its default settings and looses all information that is not recorded in ROM.

To perform a factory reset and return your HP iPAQ to factory settings:

  • Press and hold the OK and Rotate Screen buttons.
  • While holding these buttons, use the stylus to lightly press the Reset button on the HP iPAQ until the device restarts.
  • When the HP iPAQ restarts, release all of the buttons, and then remove the stylus from the Reset button.

The HP iPAQ restarts and powers on.

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