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Old 01-12-2004, 02:00 AM   #1
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Angry Aarggh!!!! 5 Hard Resets This Weekend!!!

let's see if i can remember all of this- also note there may have been ways around the errors but i couldn't figure them out. anyone else got any horror stories like this?

<remarkable string of bad luck>

Hard Reset 1.
Out of sheer boredom, I install Acrobat Reader on my NX70V. After discovering what a pointless waste of time this was, I decide to delete it. It comes with a bundled app, called "PrintMe" or some such crap. I try to delete it- AND IT WON'T DELETE! JOY! This is bad for 2 reasons- 1- more obviously, lost RAM. 2- AN UGLY DAMN 12x12 ICON! So i go to my file manager - "Database protected". The file can't be deleted.

Hard Reset 2.
I forgot to delete the Adobe PRC's from the Palm Desktop <username> directory. So when I hotsync, Acrobat and the insipid PrintME crap is re-installed. Thinking all will be well and good-

Hard Reset 3.
I deleted the <username> directory, and spent like 2 hours getting all the crap I had there before re-installed & re-registered, as well as numerous Cli¨¦ updates & patches. I unfortunately download the incorrect Bluetooth driver from Sony's useless customer service website (drivers for on-board BT versus PEGA-MSB1 drivers). This causes the Cli¨¦ to freeze at the white "PalmPowered" screen. Yeah.

Hard Reset 4.
Again, got everything installed, but this time had the commonsense to do a MSBackup before proceeding. I unfortunately decided that since I'd done the backup I could just run wild with the backup to fall back on should anything go wrong. Zlauncher's running great- so I go looking for themes. I see one I like the look of here @ Cliesource, and there are 2 files-
one marked "download for all Sony's"
and one marked "all OS5 Palms".
Since the theme file for "download for all sony's" was something like "theme_OS4.ZIP" I thought that it must be for the old Sony PDA's. So I download the "OS5 Palms" version. Zlauncher kicks it. Soft reset does nothing. And since I can't change the theme from the "Prefs" app to stop the freezing whenever the launcher stuffs, I need to hard reset- but

Hard Reset 5.
After HR 4, I load up MSBackup, expecting things to run smoothly. Nope.
"Import error: /Palm/Programs/MSBackup/0/Inch¡õ"
Soft reset- and it hangs at the white "PalmPowered" screen again. Shoot me.

</remarkable string of bad luck>
So everything seems to be running fine for now, I swear, it took all I had to stop hurling the damn thing into a nearby brick wall. So it occurs to me that
1. MSBackup is a buggy piece of ****
2. Palm's OS needs filesystem support for directories in rom (the last time I HR'd a few months back was because I'd install stuff & delete it but it would leave behind heaps of databases and reduce my free memory to nearly nothing)
3. Palm should give me the right to delete whatevcer I want to delete. I'm not so retarded that I'm going to go delete AvxCORE but I want the right to delete PrintMeAPP without some message patronizing me
4. I need sleep
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why does it say i'm a guest?
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Old 01-12-2004, 02:19 AM   #3
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HR 1 and 2 could have been avoided by installing FileZ and unprotecting the database. HR3 could have been prevented by doing a warm reset (holding down "up" button) which prevents all drivers from loading and then deleting the bad driver and doing a soft reset. I'm not familiar enough with ZLauncher to know what you could have done there and I've never heard of that error in MSBackup.
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The Cliesource forums say your a guest when you enter your name and password in the post field instead of logging in from the main page.

I understand your frustrations, while most of the things you did could have been avoided it is still frustrating...but this is the case with many computer related electronics Glad your on your feet again. This is a good example of why once you get a good setup running for a few weeks get that MSBackup ASAP and even something like BackupBuddy is a great resource to have, and even use your computer as a backup system.

If you needed help before resorting to the a Hard Reset, which should be the LAST resort, make sure to come here and ask for help we usually can answer most of the questions that have answers
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Don't try to modify the Printme files, even with Filez, you will get a hard reset! Live with them tucked away in your hidden tab.
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