Archer Field PC - Performing a Hard Reset

1. Introduction
If problems are experienced with the use of the Field PC, which are unable to be resolved with a soft reset or reinstallation of the software, as a last resort a hard reset can be performed. Please consult Soil Instruments as your fault may be simple and easily resolved without completing a hard reset.
The hard reset will clear everything on the Field PC and restore the Field PC to the factory settings, so any personal data should be backed up first. Your In_Port database 'DB_Inport2.sdf' will be safe on the SD Card ‘Storage Card’ along with the reinstallation software for In_Port.

2. To complete a ‘Hard reset’ please perform the following
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Press and hold the power key for 3 seconds to display the power menu. You can soft reset the field PC by selecting the ‘Reset’ option from the power menu. To continue with the hard reset please continue to hold the power key for a further 3-4 seconds. Immediately after the countdown is complete (the green light will flash) press and hold the “return”, “left arrow” and “context” buttons. Upon completion of a reboot, the Field PC will request you perform a screen alignment. Set the date and time to your local time zone. The ‘Hard Reset’ will now be complete. 

3. Preparing the Field PC
Field PCs supplied direct from Soil Instruments will already be configured. If you have completed a Hard Reset, the Field PC will return to its default settings and will require preparations as follows.

Setting the time & date
On the Field PC desktop, select the following
  1. Start
  2. Settings
  3. System (tab menu)
  4. Clock & Alarms
  5. Set the region to the local area.
  6. Set the time and date.
  7. Click 'Ok'

Setting the Regional Settings
On the field PC desktop, select the following
  1. Start
  2. Settings
  3. System (tab menu)
  4. Regional Settings (scroll down to find)
  5. Use the drop down menu to select you regional setting.
  6. Click 'Ok'

Customising the start menu
  1. Start
  2. Settings
  3. Personal (tab menu)
  4. Menus
  5. Start Menu
  6. Please make sure only five options are ticked
The field PC is now fully prepared for the installation.