Why are my settings lost on WM 5.0?
Make sure you upgrade to GpsGate 2.0.1 build 118 or later. This handles this problem much better.
Windows Mobile 5.0 has a new memory saving feature. To save data from being lost when battery runs out, all data - files and registry settings - are stored in Flash memory. This is a good thing when you run out of battery. However there is one problem, Flash memory is very slow to write to. Therefore a RAM memory is used as a cache on top of the Flash memory, and the data is written down to Flash every once in a while. How often is defined by a setting in the registry.
When you power off the device, RAM is always written down to Flash. To power off the device is a way to know all your data is saved.
But if you make a soft reset, RAM is not written to Flash first, this means that all files and settings created the last X minutes will be lost. This is by design, and if you don't like it, call Redmond
This means that to be certain that data is saved to Flash, you should power off the device first before making a soft reset.
Here is a Pocket PC Magazine article on the subject:
http://www.pocketpcmag.com/blogs/index. ... &tb=1&pb=1
And from MSDN:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/defau ... ttings.asp