Set Windows CE to Factory Defaults
17 Mar 2006
Warning- Following the below procedures can potentially remove software, software licenses, or data that has not been backed up to a desktop PC or to the Allegro`s internal flash memory (C_Drive). Make sure all data has been backed up, and all software can be possibly re-installed and/or re-registered by you.
To set Windows CE on an Allegro CX or CE Field PC to factory defaults-
- Tap on the Allegro`s Start button > Programs > Utilities > Set Factory Defaults. Note- If you have an Allegro CX Field PC with operating system version 1.05 or earlier, you may need to delete the hidden WinCESys folder from the root directory of the C_Drive to ensure the Set Factory Defaults utility will complete fully.
- Tap on the YES button when the "Reload Factory Default System" window appears.
- Let the operating system complete loading and then follow the instructions on the screen for re-calibrating the touchscreen. If you get an error message stating "Can`t Boot: No valid NK.BIN" or "ERROR: No Bootable Sources Found," refer to the Missing C_Drive or NK.BIN file solutions website. Note- At this point, if a software application can still be ran using the program`s executable file under My Computer > C_Drive (possibly in a sub-folder named for the software), you can create a new desktop shortcut to the application by tapping on the program file once to highlight, and then tap on the File menu > Send To > Desktop As ShortCut.
- Re-install software, data, and software licenses (registration keys), and then save the system by tapping on the Allegro`s Start button > Programs > Utilities > Save System.