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Subject: Re: problems with new toshiba drive
From: Owen Kalau (
Date: 2002-12-04

in case it matters, just fyi: I believe that "power off drive" may have
been set to "yes" before I powered it down and put it back together. if
this is the problem, then could it be solved by 'fdisk /mbr' ? how else to
clear the settings that are saved on the drive?

At 10:18 PM 03/12/02, you wrote:
>well, I hate to bug the list, but it seems I have exhausted my other
>I ordered a toshiba mk4018GAS 40G hard drive. I formatted it with
>partition magic on my pc, removed my old hitachi drive, and put the
>toshiba in my archos.
>plugged in the archos via usb, hooked up the old drive to the pc. copied
>over some files. disconnected.
>powered up, booted today's rockbox build. smooth. super quiet.
>unplugged the usb, put the cover back on the archos.
>powered it back up.
>drive fails to spin up.
>it reports: hd register error
>sc1 (85) 128
>sn1 (170) 128
>sc2 (170) 128
>sn2 (85) 128
>i open it back up again to check the connections. everyhing seems to be
>hooked up properly, so I put the old drive back in. to my surprise, it
>spins up first time. i remove it, put the new drive back in. same error.

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