..so sorry in advance and please move this to a more appropriate area if there is one. I looked myself for a good 2o mts trying to figure out where to put this with no good ideas.
Anyhow. I got a good deal on one of these on eBay and wanted to use this for a variety of home projects. It looks like the perfect solution for me. I got it in the mail, poked around with the pre-installed WindowsCE 4.1 and was pretty happy with my purchase.
Then things went all to ####.
I did a cold boot for some reason or another. I was trying to get the device to recognize the microdrive I inserted into the additional memory slot, and I was checking to see if this would help it. Upon powering back up it states: "boot failure from previous device". I made sure it is looking in the right place in the bios for the flash drive, and everything looks dandy.
The web has some information about pulling the flash card out, slapping it into a reader , and making changes that way if needed. SO, I pulled the entire thing apart, yanked the flash, and popped it into a handy dandy flash reader.
The flash is empty.
SO it looks like somehow I deleted the OS. How I did that I have no idea.
How the heck do I get it back on there? From what I can tell right now I need to compile wince for the machine specifically. That leads me to believe I have to learn WinCE programming now. Not something I'm really in the mood to do. Upon doing a LOT of web research I found most everybody is running Midori on this thing, mostly with only mediocre luck, something I have absolutely no desire to do anyhow. I want plain ole wince, nothing more, nothing less.
I'm kind of at a end-pass now. I'm not really sure what to do now.
I suppose I cold format the microdrive with winXP and run that, but it seems to be wild overkill. I want the speed and easy on easy off features of WinCE.
I'm annoyed and tired. Silly me, up until yesterday, I thought I could just install CE like any other OS.