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Chapter 17. Troubleshooting > The Importance of Resetting

17.2. The Importance of Resetting

Every kind of computer offers a means of restarting in case of lockup, plus a means of starting up without any startup add-ons. The PalmPilot is no exception. The following techniques—the soft reset in particular—are amazingly useful. They can get you out of an impressive majority of hangs, freezes, glitches, and other software-based anomalies.

17.2.1. Soft Reset

A soft reset of the PalmPilot means turning it off and on again. But when some piece of buggy software has frozen the thing, you can press the on/off button from now until doomsday with no effect: the PalmPilot simply stays on, with a frozen screen. In such a case, you need to do a soft reset— a method of manually turning the device off and on again.


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