Windows Mobile 2003 Device prompts to calibrate on power up

Article ID: 44834404

Symptom

When a device running Windows Mobile 2003 boots up, the user gets prompted to calibrate the device and then has to run through a cut and paste routine.

Facts

All Motorola Solutions devices running Windows Mobile 2003

Root Cause

Known as the “Welcome Screen”, this is standard on the Windows Mobile 2003 operating system.

Resolution

Create a registry file that will disable the Welcome Screen. This will disable everything except the calibration screen.
  1. Open Notepad on your PC.
  2. Paste the following text into the document:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Welcome]
”Disable”=dword:FFFFFFFD
  1. Save the file as notwelcome.reg
  2. Place the registry file in the Application Folder on the device using ActiveSync.
  3. Cold boot the device.