Re: [NTLK] Should I be worried?

From: Laurent Daudelin (
Date: Thu Jun 27 2002 - 08:49:53 EDT

on 27/06/02 06:08, Matthew J Robinson at wrote:

> Hi all,
> This morning after a reset of my newton it wouldn't come back. Screen just
> flashed at me. A memory-wipe-boot brought it back. Should I be worried that
> something is wrong or have I just crashed it in a new and exciting way?

For some reason, your Newton thought there was not enough power to come
back. That's what I think did happen. I've read many times about those cases
where the Newton seems to fall in some coma. Sometimes, you just activate
the hard reset procedure but when ask if you really want to erase the
internal memory, you just tap "No". The Newton will be awake and you won't
have to restore from your latest backup...

I also read that in some cases this didn't work and the Newton needed the
full hard reset...


Laurent Daudelin                            <>
Logiciels Nemesys Software                  

brute force adj.: Describes a primitive programming style, one in which the programmer relies on the computer's processing power instead of using his or her own intelligence to simplify the problem, often ignoring problems of scale and applying naive methods suited to small problems directly to large ones. The term can also be used in reference to programming style: brute-force programs are written in a heavyhanded, tedious way, full of repetition and devoid of any elegance or useful abstraction (see also brute force and ignorance).

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