09-09-2010 01:20 PM
09-09-2010 08:29 PM
If you review this forum, you'll find lots of threads from other users who ran into the same problem when they attempted a ROM update from a Vista or Windows 7 computer. You may be able to restore your IPAQ to working order by installing the ROM update from an XP computer.
09-10-2010 09:54 AM
Unfortunately, I don't have access to XT so that's not an option for me. There MUST be a way to get out of the "RUU Download Mode" and turn off the iPAQ though. Any suggestions on that?
09-10-2010 10:26 AM
I know of no other solution. If you don't have an XP machine, maybe you can use a friend's machine. As far as I know, installing the update from an XP machine is the only solution and fixes the problem probably 90% of the time.
11-01-2010 03:14 AM
Hi there, I have an HP PDA iPAQ 110, and I was downloading the software for it from the HP website and during the download process the screen of the PDA went white and read "RUU Download Mode".
I tried everything from disconnecting the battery to reseting it and it doesn't go back to the normal screen.
I read the above post and tried connecting to my XP computer but the PDA isn't recognised on that computer. Any Advice?????
11-04-2010 10:53 AM
Once you re-run the ROM update in most cases it should locate (after a time) and continue with the ROM update.
if for some reason it does not pick up.
1. Open Activesync on the desktop. Go into File->Connection Settings and uncheck the "Allow USB connections" checkbox (this will temporarily keep Activesync from monitoring the USB port).
2. Soft-reset the device using the soft-reset button
3. Reboot the desktop (for good measure)
4. Once you're logged into the XP box again, connect the 110 and re-run the ROM update.
If the ROM update works, re-enable USB Connections under Activesync.
A couple of additional notes not mentioned above. Make sure you charge the battery for 20-30 minutes before starting the ROM upgrade (as the ROM upgrade program requires the battery be at an 25% charge as I remember). Also avoid avoid external USB hubs, or USB hubs that have many USB periphrials plugged in (or unplug active high bandwidth devices such as USB drives, printers, web-cameras..etc that are attached to the hub)