Soft and hard reset

Soft reset

In the unlikely situation of the Cambridge Z88 not responding to any keyboard Input it can be given a soft reset. This will remove all the suspended applications in the Cambridge Z88, and clear any temporary work space being used by the operating system, but should retain all files.

To give a soft reset, press the reset button twice. The display will briefly show

and then return to the Index. The operating system does its best to retain all files in the internal or external memory, and usually succeeds.

Hard reset

Hard reset completely initialises the Cambridge Z88, clearing all memory, losing all files, and resetting the clock. Hard reset is described in Initialise the Cambridge Z88. After a hard reset the Cambridge Z88 will display