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Q: Hard reset WM10

If I make a hard reset to my phone, will be deleted also the content of the memory card?

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A: Hard reset WM10

If you initiate from the settings menu you will be asked whether or not to erase the SD card. If you initiate using the key combination from a phone that will not start, I don't know what the default behavior is. I suggest you remove the card before using the key combination just to be safe.
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I have a Windows 8 tablet Acer Iconia W700(I5 Core) and i am trying to factory reset to the default settings again because of the stupid problems i am having on the tablet.
Here is the problem i am trying to get into the BIOS which is the 1 step on the Acer website but for some bizarre reason when it is completely off i press the Windows button and the power button to get in to the BIOS as it says on the Acer Website but it keeps going to the start menu/desktop now instead of going to the BIOS. :/
I have factory reset/hard reset on my Acer Iconia W700 a couple times and i never had this problem before, i gone in to the BIOS no problem!!!
Can someone help me please?? Thanks!!!

A:Windows 8 tablet factory reset/hard reset problem!!! HELP!!

Is it still under warranty? You should try contacting Acer.
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hi,i wanted to know if hard reset and factory reset are the same things?my laptop won't turn on and i found out that i can hard reset that, but i do not want any of my data on hard disk to be erased. is it possible?(i've shut it down before so there is no data on RAM)thanks in advance.

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A:are hard reset and factory reset the same thing?

Hi, No, factory reset will bring your machine back to facory status (the time opening the box) byt hard reset won't. Regards.
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A:Burning with WM10 or 11

I don't know. But you could work around the problem by putting in a blank cd. Dragging the tracks over, and clicking on write this cd. It will then ask if you want it to be an audio or data cd. So make it an audio cd if you want it to play in a cd player that doesn't have mp3/wma capabilities.
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A:Can I downgrade my 930 to 8,1..and then back to WM10?

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question I have a 930 on the latest WinMobile 10. I would like to try to downgrade to 8,1 for several reasons using the Recovery tool. If I find out I want to go back to Winmobile 10...can I? yes, you definitely can , either using upgrade advisor app or windows insider app
If you need additional help or have more questions or details to share, please join the site so you can reply in this thread. See this link for instructions on how to join Windows Central.
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A:Solved: Wm10 Problems

What kind of file is this. What is the source?
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A:WM10 camera issue.

Originally Posted by sritejeranti_95 WM10 14915 you must be an insider, to be on the rs2 build. Alright this is more likely a software issue with camera app, wait for future updates :)
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Given that the in W10, but not Battery/CPU/RAM WM10? Edge Sucks W and WM code bases are supposed to be similar why is that I can Edge Sucks Battery/CPU/RAM in W10, but not WM10? have open tabs of Edge in WM without effecting performance at all vanilla install on a L when tabs of Edge bogs down W on a fairly fast laptop also a vanilla install It seems like WM Edge Sucks Battery/CPU/RAM in W10, but not WM10? tabs are quot suspended quot when not in Edge Sucks Battery/CPU/RAM in W10, but not WM10? use but not W tabs There's no Task Manager in WM to compare with W but both OSes show quot Battery use quot levels in the Batter Saver app In WM Edge shows as a low battery use percentage with tabs always open In W tabs will usually show as using over of battery Task Manager often shows tabs of Edges sucks of CPU and cut my battery life in half Yes I've closed tabs one-by-one to see if one is out of control I don t know if this just with me I doubt it is If not why would W tabs suck battery RAM and CPU when WM don't Thanks in advance

A:Edge Sucks Battery/CPU/RAM in W10, but not WM10?

Originally Posted by RobHalligan Given that the W10 and WM10 code bases are supposed to be similar, why is that I can have open 30 tabs of Edge in WM10 without effecting performance at all (vanilla install on a L950) when 10 tabs of Edge bogs down W10 on a fairly fast laptop (also a vanilla install)? It seems like WM10 tabs are "suspended" when not in use but not W10 tabs.
There's no Task Manager in WM10 to compare with W10, but both OSes show "Battery use" levels in the Batter Saver app. In WM10, Edge shows as a low battery use percentage with 30 tabs always open. In W10, 10 tabs will usually show as using over 50% of battery. Task Manager often shows 10 tabs of Edges sucks 40% of CPU and cut my battery life in half. Yes, I've closed tabs one-by-one to see if one is out of control.
I don’t know if this just with me; I doubt it is. If not, why would W10 tabs suck battery, RAM, and CPU when WM10 don't? Thanks in advance. I guess the mobile version is optimised for mobile - the tabs are open but suspended and hence don't use much of power. On the pc I'm guessing that all tabs are constantly refreshing themselves
Just to confirm, are you on the latest official build 10586.420? You can check in settings > system > about > OS build
Also, in settings > privacy > background apps, disable edge from running in the background - see if that helps
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when using hardware buttons to perform hard reset it does'nt work. i cant reach recovery mode, the phone just powers on normally every time

A:why cant i do a hard reset

If you can't figure out the hardware keys, you can reset the phone through settings > about > reset my phone.
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A:Hard Reset

A reset will delete all of the files on the notebook. It is not a hard reset. that is something different. Have you tried booting to the usb recovery media that you should have created by now?If you do that, you can use Windows system restore to resolve the issue.  Do you see it below the Precautions heading in the image? Windows System refresh will also fix the issue without deleting any personal files.
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Will hard reset result in loss of valuable data (data in hard disk)?

A:Hard reset

No. A hard reset will not caue data loss.
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How do I do a hard reset on my hp lap top

A:How do I do a hard reset on my hp lap top

Hi: Here is a link with information for how to do a hard reset...
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A:Reset Hard Drive

Well, for starters your disk is dynamic - no good. If you want that many primary partitions, initialize it in GPT.
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i want to hard reset my laptop bac to out of the box factory settings but everytime i try it with the f11 option it keeps asking for a disc to continue. laptop didnt come with a operating system disc. and if i try to fully reset it throught the options menu it doesnt do anything, all it does is say this will take a moment then that screen closes and nothing ever happens it takes me back to my desktop but never resets my computer.

A:i can not hard reset my laptop

Hello, Your PC came with Windows 8.1. The Win 10 upgrade killed the recovery partition. You need an HP Recovery disc set . The Grzy
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A:HDMI Hard Reset.

Hello,Sorry just got everything sorted thanks.
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A:Hard power reset

I asked HP about this earlier today.   There is no current documentation that describes how to hard reset an x360 notebook.   I have no idea as to how long it wil take before the Hard reset document is updated. As soon as it happens I will let you know.
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Hi! I've a great problem. I've activated HP Drive Encryption with no fingerprint access and my tablet dowsn't recognize my password. I can't login and I don't know how to enter in the BIOS. How can I do a hard reset?Thanks!

A:Hard Reset on HP Elite X2

Hard reset document  You will need to contact HP directly for your issue. See the following web document for contact options.
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A:Unable to hard reset

There are other ways you could run Reset/Recovery:
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A:Disable Hard Reset

There's usually a setting in the BIOS to control this behavior. In XP and Vista you can adjust the settings for the Power button in the Control Panel...Power Options applet.
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A:Won't start. Tried hard reset and everything

Hi @krakaholyknight, Thank you for your query. I am happy to lend a helping hand. To confirm that I have the correct product, yours is a HP Stream Notebook-11-d007na? I understand that your notebook was working when you shut it down. When you tried turning it on again it would not start. This has occurred a couple of times before and a hard reset  resolved the issue. You tried removing the battery but that did not help. You do see a light on the power port when connected to AC power.  Here is a link to HP Notebook PCs - Computer Does Not Start (Windows 10). Please let me know the outcome. If this has helped you to resolve the issue, please click on "Accept as Solution" on said post. To show that you 'like', or are thankful for my post, kindly click the ?Thumbs Up? below. If there is anything else I can do to help, please be sure to let me know!
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Hi, I've been working on a computer that has had a lot of recent issues with its hard drive, and I'm getting tired of trying to fix it with the computer utilities. Could I have a link to instructions on how to completely reset my hard drive, erasing everything on it? The computer is a Dimension 8250 and doesn't have a warrantee any longer, nor does it have anything valuable on it, although I could easily transfer the few remaining files that I would like to keep onto another computer. I also have the XP boot disc, so I should be ready to do this. Thks.

A:Reset Hard Drive

Hi .

If "reset" means delete everything...

You can just use the XP delete everything on any drive, before creating a new partition/formatting/installing XP.

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A:PC will only boot after hard reset.

Wow, sounds like you've essentially swapped in a brand new computer.

You didn't put jumpers on the hard drive, did you? I've heard of that messing up SATA drives. Poke around the BIOS and mess with the drive settings, including raid configs that might not exist. it definately sounds like a BIOS problem related to your hard drive.

That does seem like a royal pain though.
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A:Computer won't boot sometimes without hard reset

Hello kat91119,Some people have been able to awaken the monitor when the computer is in "sleep" mode by pressing CTRL-ALT-DEL (not holding them) and then clicking cancel. You could try going through this troubleshooting guide: How to Troubleshoot a Vista or Windows 7 Sleep Mode Problem.You will note that they recommend updating the display drivers and the system bios, first. I wouldn't worry about the bios at this point but would check the computer manufacturer's web site to see if they have an "updated" display driver. How to determine the dispaly adapter name and version then go to manufacturer's website:First, click "Start" (the globe) and right mouse click on "Computer" and click "Properties."Select "Device Manager" then click on the (+) next to "Display Adapters." Write down the make and model number.Next, right mouse click on the Display Adapter and click "Properties," "Driver" tab, and write down driver date and driver version.Now you can go the computer manufacturer's web site (i.e. Dell, HP, Acer, etc.), look for "Download Drivers and Software" (may have to click on Support, first). Enter either "Tag number" or exact "make and model number." Select the computer operating system (Vista 32 or Vista 64).Look for your exact display adapter, note date and driver version. If newer, download and install.Finally, proceed with the troubleshooting guide.I hope it helps.
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Even if it is not the hard drive I would still like to completely reset it...

Thanks for any advice

A:Reset Hard Drive Manually

No. There isn't a reset for the HDD.

If the PC won't even power up properly, there is likely a hardware failure or at a minimum, something inside the PC is not properly connected/installed.
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A:Hp iPAQ pocket pc hard reset

To hard-reset your Pocket PC, hold down the power button and press the reset button at the same time. You will loose any data, backup before attempting.
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hi everyone.

after a hard reset,i cannot boot windows.trademark appears,bar is moving an then,blue screen and PUFF! computer restarts!

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i'm running out of ideas.....

A:blue screen after hard reset

I had this exact same problem with our family computer... however we used windows system recovery... if you still have the windows xp CD that would be the best option to reinstall... Does it go on a cycle? Startup, restart, startup, restart?
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Did you right click the Hard drive and then format it?
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'Could the problem possibly be an adapter card in one of the clients?'


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When you say "reset" I assume you mean it reboots? Download BlueScreenView:
unzip downloaded file and double click on BlueScreenView.exe to run the program.
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A:Windows 7 ro 64 Freezes requires hard reset

Quote: Originally Posted by Serbsniper

Hi I have a problem which has gotten worse over the last few days. I have a dell 730 xps with water cooling, the water cooling fan went out causing over heating and shut downs. I have a dual boot setup with 2-500 gig hard drives, Vista 32 Ulti and Win 7 Pro 64. I have a qx9650 extreme chip and 2 gtx 280 video cards, 8 gigs of Corsair Dominator ram and a Creative Titanium Pro sound card. Drivers were all updated. Everything was running pretty good after the inital install, a few freeze ups maybe while playing WOW, vista 32 does the same thing, occassionally. After dell repaired the watre cooling they also replaced the mother board, this ruined my dual boot setup and after talking with microsoft tech, they did a repair which fixed the dual boot problem. Then the freezes became more often. And can happen at anytime, sitting at desktop, gaming or surfing internet. My descent setup is now crap. Currently I used driver sweeper 2.1.0 and removed the nvidia display drivers, and am now running windows display driver 5/14/09 WDDMV 1.1 and these didnt fix it either. Any help would be appreciated. Thx

Hi and welcome

We are going to need a ton more info before we can be of much use to you.

First thing we want to do is look in event viewer. Next time you freeze type eventvwr in search. goto the windows log>application tab. You want to look for errors ( they have red "X" in the left hand column). when you find them and you will, use the built in snipping tool (type snipping in search) to make screenshot and upload it using the attadchment icon( shaped like a paperclip) on the reply form

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OK - I've narrowed it down to the following:
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I found this
Windows* 2000 and Windows* NT 4.0 using the Intel® NetportExpress? print server Add Printer Wizard or LPR printing.
what OS are you using
may need additional softwares
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