With WinCE devices, you usually press and hold the power button for a few seconds while sticking a pin the in 'reset' hole, then follow on-screen prompts. Each model is different, though, so you may need to look around for specific instructions. Use the key phrase "hard reset" to narrow the results.
P.S. There's a search bar in the upper right corner of every page if you want to search the site. It'll automatically filter on forum posts, reviews, downloads, etc depending which CNET site you're on.
I just got a refurbished Sylvania 7" netbook. Upon unboxing and fist boot-up, it wants a pass word to use. I figure the original owner pass worded it and the "refurbishers" never bothered to turn the thing on to check it out. I know it was cheap, but I got it just to play around with and read email, etc. If you have relevant experience, I'd love to hear it before I send this back. If you just want to say CE is junk, buy a $10 password cracker or go to a repair shop I'm not looking for that advice--I've already googled as much as I could. If there is a way to search the past questions, forgive me, how do I do that? Thanks you in advance, Chris C-Wisconsin