Steps to Perform a Soft Reset
A soft reset stops all running programs, but does not erase any programs or saved data. Be sure to save any unsaved data within a running program before performing a soft reset.
Press and hold the Power/End key to turn of the device. Press the Power/End key to power on the device.
- Remove and reinsert the battery in your device.
- Turn on the device.
Steps to Perform a Factory or Hard Reset
A hard or factory reset clears all the user-installed programs, configuration/data, and restores your iPAQ to factory settings. Be sure to save any important/unsaved data to an external memory source before performing a factory restore since all your data will be erased.
- Press and hold the Answer/Send key and Camera button.
- While holding these keys press the Power/End key to power on the device and reset the device. Keep holding the keys until you see the words Clean boot when the HP logo appears on the device.
The iPAQ restarts and turns on. If the hard reset is successful you will see the words Clean boot when the HP logo appears.
Alternate way to perform Factory or Hard Reset
Tap Start > Settings > System > Factory Restore . Follow the instructions on the screen