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4/23/2008 Warning!

Hot fix for resetting SnapVUE to factory default settings from Windows Vista

When SnapVUE hangs or you have forgotten the lock password, the only way you can re-enter SnapVUE mode is to reset it first back to factory default settings. Download and install this hot fix to be able to reset SnapVUE to factory default settings from Windows Vista. (Fix can be found at HTC website.)

Hard Disk Recovery
In case of system failure, Windows Vista can be recovered to the hard disk by running the hard disk recovery utility. Before starting this utility, make sure to back up important data and files.
To run the hard disk recovery utility
1. Shut down the Mobile Computer and then power it on again.
2. At the start of the boot-up process, immediately press F3 to run the hard disk recovery utility.
3. You will then see the following screen:

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Press N to continue with the hard disk recovery process. If you press Y, the hard disk recovery utility is terminated.
4. The next message prompts you whether or not to rebuild the MBR (Master Boot Record) data:

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If, aside from drive C, you have created other partitions in the hard disk and you want to keep them, press N. If you press Y, your partitions will be deleted.
5. A confirmation message then prompts you whether or not to continue. Press Y to start the hard disk recovery process. If you press N, the hard disk recovery utility is terminated.
6. After the recovery process is complete, slide and hold the POWER/HOLD switch for about four seconds to shut down the Mobile Computer.
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General advice: Before you buy a new cell phone or new tablet, please try the following procedure to repair your device in a software way. First charge your battery, backup your important data if possible and in most cases take out SIM and SD card before doing factory reset. It is impossible to recover your data after doing a hard reset, so online backup is always important. For all of your data, a backup should be done on an external device, hard drive, raid system or media. With or without insurance, if your cell phone lost, damaged or stolen at least your invaluable data is backed up in a safe place. If you are about to sell your phone and you want to wipe your personal data, or if your phone affected with virus you have to do a hard reset. In some cases, you can delete the forgotten password or lock pattern from your device as well. All information is for devices with stock based ROMs. If you are using rooted device, always back up your EFS folder first, containing your IMEI info, etc.! Please also note, that a hard reset operation will not unlock your mobile phone's SIM lock or network lock, but it will remove the unlock pattern, remove the user password or PIN password (NOT the SIM card's 4 digit PIN code). Also note that the firmware version will not be affected in any way, it will not be downgraded, it will remain the same you are using and if you have rooted your device, root privileges remain also unaffected.