Resetting Psion Computers

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How to reset (warm, cold and clean) Psion Computers? Issue Details (optional)

Applies To

Workabout Pro 4, 8530, Omnii XT15, 8525, EP10, 7530 G2, 8515, VH10

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Reset Types and Effect

Location of Operating System Files and Application Files
 

Operating System Operating System Files Application Files
Windows CE 5.0 RAM RAM
Windows Mobile SE 2003 Flash Flash
Windows Mobile 5.0 Flash Flash
Windows Mobile 6.x Flash Flash
Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Flash Flash


Effects of Resetting Psion Computers
 

Feature Warm Reset Cold Reset
or
Hardware Reset
Clean Start
Restarts Windows Yes Yes Yes
Restarts all drives Yes Yes Yes
Clears application memory (RAM) Yes Yes Yes
Clears operating system if stored in RAM
Applies to Windows CE 5 only
No Yes Yes
RAM disk folder is preserved
Does not apply to Windows CE 5
Yes (Windows CE 6.x
No (Windows Mobile
No No
Sets registry to factory default No No Yes
Sets Windows image to factory default No No  Yes
Clears addressable persistent storage (Flash) No No No
Can be invoked with Mobile Devices SDK API function call Yes Yes (Windows CE)
No (Windows Mobile
No

Warm Reset

A warm reset restarts the operating system.

Registry settings, installed programs, and data files are preserved. Running applications are halted and unsaved data is lost. Flash content is preserved. RAM content is not preserved. The RAM Disk folder is preserved on Windows CE 6.x, but it is not preserved on Windows Mobile.

Windows CE 5 Operating System

When you perform a warm reset on a Psion computer running Windows CE 5, the operating system is restarted without reloading the operating system into memory.

Windows Mobile SE 2003

On Windows Mobile SE 2003-based computers, a warm reset reloads and restarts the operating system. RAM memory is cleared and the RAM disk is reinitialized.

Reset

A reset restarts the operating system. This replaces the warm reset available on earlier Psion computers.

Registry settings, installed programs, and data files are preserved. Running applications are halted and unsaved data is lost. Flash content is preserved. RAM content is not preserved. The RAM Disk folder is not preserved.

Reset is available on the following operating systems:

  • Windows Mobile 5.0
  • Windows Mobile 6.x
  • Windows CE 6.0

Cold Reset and Hardware Reset

Cold reset and hardware reset are two names for the same process. They power down, and then power up, all the hardware on a ­Psion computer. In effect they reinitialize all the hardware. All RAM including the RAM disk is erased. Nonvolatile storage such as the flash disk is preserved. All peripherals are reinitialized.

Clean Start

A clean start resets the computer to its factory settings.

Manual Initiation of Resets

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Methods for Resetting Psion Computers Using the Keyboard and Touchscreen
 

  Warm Reset Reset Cold Reset Hardware Reset Clean Start
753x (Windows CE 5.0) Tap Start > Shutdown > Warm Reset or Press and hold BLUE and ENTER for six seconds   Tap Start > Shutdown > Cold Reset or Press and hold ScanBLUE and ENTER for six seconds.
At BooSt menu, press &.
  Press and hold ScanBLUE and ENTER for six seconds.
At BooSt menu, press !.
8515 (Windows CE 5.0) Tap Start > Shutdown > Warm Reset or Press and hold BLUE and ENTER for six seconds   Tap Start > Shutdown > Cold Reset or Press and hold SPACEBLUE and ENTER for six seconds.
At BooSt menu, press &.
  Press and hold SPACEBLUE and ENTER for six seconds.
At BooSt menu, press !.
8525 8530 (Windows CE 5.0) Tap Start > Shutdown > Warm Reset or Press and hold BLUE and ENTER for six seconds   Tap Start > Shutdown > Cold Reset or Press and hold SPACEBLUE and ENTER for six seconds.
At BooSt menu, press &.
  Press and hold SPACEBLUE and ENTER for six seconds.
At BooSt menu, press !.
Workabout Pro (7525) (Windows CE .NET 4.2) Tap Start > Shutdown > Warm Reset or Press and hold FNBLUE and ENTER for six seconds   Tap Start > Shutdown > Cold Reset or Press and hold ORANGEFNBLUE and ENTER for six seconds   Press and hold Front Left Scan, FN/ BLUE and ENTER for six seconds.
At BooSt menu:
  • For short variant, press FN/ BLUE then 1
  • For all other models press !
Workabout Pro (7525) (Windows Mobile 2003 SE) Press and hold FN/ BLUE and ENTER for six seconds   Press and hold ORANGEFN/ BLUE and ENTER for six seconds   Press and hold Front Left Scan, FN/ BLUE and ENTER for six seconds.
At BooSt menu press !.
Workabout Pro (7525) (Windows Mobile 5.0)   Press and hold FN/ BLUE and ENTER for six seconds     Press and hold Front Left Scan, FN/ BLUE and ENTER for six seconds.
At BooSt menu, type .25326
Workabout Pro G2 (7527) (Windows CE 5.0) Tap Start > Shutdown > Warm Reset or Press and hold FNBLUE and ENTER for six seconds   Tap Start > Shutdown > Cold Reset or Press and hold ORANGEFNBLUE and ENTER for six seconds   Press and hold Front Left Scan, FN/ BLUE and ENTER for six seconds.
At BooSt menu:
  • For unsecured BooSt, press !
  • For secured BooSt, type .25326
Workabout Pro G2 (7527) (Windows Mobile 6.0, Windows Mobile 6.1)   Press and hold FN/ BLUE and ENTER for six seconds     Press and hold Front Scan, FN/ BLUE and ENTER for six seconds.
At BooSt menu:
  • Alphabetic keyboard: Type .clean, then press ENTER
  • Numeric keyboard: Type .25326, then press ENTER.
Workabout Pro 3 (7527) (Windows CE 5.0) Tap Start > Shutdown > Warm Reset or Press and hold FNBLUE and ENTER for six seconds.
or Press and hold FN/ BLUE and Power for six seconds
  Tap Star t> Shutdown > Cold Reset or Press and hold ORANGEFNBLUE and ENTER for six seconds.
or Press and hold ORANGE, FN/ BLUE and Power for six seconds.
  Press and hold Front Scan, FN/ BLUE and ENTER for six seconds.
At BooSt menu:
Alphabetic keyboard: Type .clean, then press ENTER.
Numeric keyboard: Type .25326, then press ENTER.
Workabout Pro 3 (7527) (Windows Mobile 6.1)   Press and hold FN/ BLUE and ENTER for six seconds. or Press and hold FN/ BLUE and Power for six seconds.     Press and hold Front Scan, FN/ BLUE and ENTER for six seconds.
At BooSt menu:
Alphabetic keyboard: Type .clean, then press ENTER.
Numeric keyboard: Type .25326, then press ENTER.
Ikôn (7505)
(Windows CE 5.0)
Tap Start > Shutdown > Warm Reset or Press and hold BLUE and ENTER for six seconds.   Tap Start > Shutdown > Cold Reset or Press and hold Power, and ENTER for six seconds. or Press and hold Left Scan, BLUE and ENTER for six seconds.
At BooSt menu, press &.
  Press and hold Left Scan, BLUE and ENTER for six seconds.
At BooSt menu:
  • Alphabetic keyboard: Type .clean, then press ENTER
  • Numeric keyboard: Type .25326, then press ENTER.
Ikôn (7505)
(Windows Mobile 6)
  Press and hold BLUE and ENTER for six seconds. Press and hold Power, and ENTER for six seconds.   Press and hold Left Scan, BLUE and ENTER for six seconds.
At BooSt menu:
Alphabetic keyboard: Type .clean, then press ENTER
Numeric keyboard: Type .25326, then press ENTER.
NEO (PX750)
(Windows CE 5.0)
Tap Start > Shutdown > Warm Reset or Press and hold FN/ BLUE and ENTER for six seconds.   Tap Start > Shutdown > Cold Reset or Press and hold FN/ ORANGE, FN/ BLUE and ENTER for six seconds.
or Press and hold Scan, FN/ BLUE and ENTER for six seconds.
At BooSt menu, press 1.
  Press and hold Left Scan, BLUE and ENTER for six seconds.
At BooSt menu:
  • Alphabetic keyboard: Type .clean, then press ENTER
  • Numeric keyboard: Type .25326, then press ENTER.
NEO (PX750)
(Windows Mobile 6.1)
Press and hold FN/ BLUE and ENTER for two seconds.   Press and hold Scan, FN BLUE and ENTER for two seconds.
At BooSt menu, press 1.
  Press and hold Scan, FN/ BLUE and ENTER for two seconds.
At BooSt menu, press !.
Omnii XT10 (7545XV)
Omnii XT15 (7545XA)
Omnii RT15 (7545XC)
(Windows Embedded CE 6.0, Windows Embedded Hand-Held 6.5)
Press and hold FN and Power for four seconds   Press and hold SYM, FN and Power for four seconds.
or if no SYM key, Press and hold WINDOWS, FN and Power for four seconds
  Press and hold SCAN, FN and Power for six seconds.
At BooSt menu:
  • Alphabetic keyboard: Type .clean, then press Enter.
  • Numeric keyboard: Type .25326, then press Enter.
EP10 (7515)
(Windows Embedded Hand-Held 6.5)
  Press and hold BLUE/ FN and Power for six seconds.   Press and hold BLUE/ FN, SYM, and Power for six seconds. Press and hold BLUE/ FN, Power and left SCAN for six seconds. 
At BooSt menu:
  • Alphabetic keyboard: Type .clean, then press Enter
  • Numeric keyboard: Type .25326, then press Enter.
VH10
(Windows Embedded CE 6.0)
Tap Start > Shutdown > Warm Reset or Press and hold BLUE and ENTER for six seconds.   Tap Start > Shutdown > Cold Reset or Press and hold ORANGE, BLUE and ENTER for six seconds.   Press and hold BLUE, ENTER and SPACE for six seconds.
At BooSt menu:
  • Type .clean, then press ENTER, or
  • Type .25326, then press ENTER.
Workabout Pro 4 (WAP4)
(Windows Embedded CE 6.0, Windows Embedded Hand-Held 6.5) 
Press and hold FN/ BLUE and Power for four seconds   Press and hold FN/ ORANGE, FN/ BLUE and Power for four seconds   Press and hold FNBLUE, Power and front SCAN for six seconds.
At BooSt menu:
  • Type .clean, then press ENTER, or
  • Type .25326, then press ENTER.

 

 

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