Re: [NTLK] Hard reset - Who Does 'em?

From: Jon Glass (
Date: Tue Mar 12 2002 - 17:41:54 EST

on 3/12/02 11:05 PM, Victor Rehorst at wrote:

>> I am really, really (call it 99.9%) sure that a hard reset (aka. Brain Wipe)
>> wipes out the unit as completely as anyone could want to.
> Yes. Any more completely and you would be losing vital calibration
> information that Apple puts into the very beginning of the internal flash
> during manufacturing and testing.

Yes, and one, vital thing it deletes is your handwriting recognition. If you
write weirdly, you may be in trouble if you don't restore your system soup
(one of those wonderful places where apps like to hide their garbage that
they don't remove when they go away). I don't find that prospect very
enticing, so I always restore after a brain wipe. :-)

Jon Glass
Krakow, Poland

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