How to Format an HP iPaq RX1950

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The iPAQ rx1950 is a Windows Mobile Pocket PC device manufactured by HP. The rx1950 features a 300MHz Samsung processor and 96 MB of total storage space. With a Pocket PC such as the iPAQ rx1950, formatting the device is also known as a "hard reset." In this process, all of the data on the device is permanently removed and the device is restored to its original factory configuration. If you have encountered a software problem on the iPAQ rx1950 that you are unable to resolve, or have purchased a used device and want to remove the previous owner's information, do so by performing a hard reset.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Push the reset button on the side of the iPAQ rx1950 using the stylus. The reset button is the only button on the device that cannot be pushed with a finger. Continue holding the button down.

  2. 2

    Push and hold the "Calendar" and "Wireless" buttons. You should now be holding three buttons down. After several seconds, the screen on the iPAQ rx1950 turns to black.

  3. 3

    Let go of the three buttons.

  4. 4

    Push the reset button with the stylus a second time. The iPAQ rx1950 turns on again and boots into Windows Mobile. The device is completely formatted.

Tips and warnings

  • The instructions in this article also work for performing a hard reset on an HP iPAQ rx1955.

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