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Subject: Re: Hd failure on recorder 20
From: Glenn Ervin (
Date: 2003-11-30

You could always try running fDisk and repartitioning the hard drive.

>From Glenn Ervin
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----- Original Message -----
From: "mielpop" <>
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Sent: Saturday, November 29, 2003 5:36 AM
Subject: Hd failure on recorder 20

Hi everyone,

I have encountered the following problem recently :

I was trying to acces my archos recorder 20 with linux mandrake 9.1. And
was NOT a piece of cake :

Archos jukebox is supposed to be recognized as a usb mass storage, and I
everything I could to do so : what I finally got was that it was possible
me to access it if the archos was plugged BEFORE booting...

I recently re-intalled the 9.1, and then, on boot, I was asked if I wanted
run the config tool, what I did.

I remember I did not do anything with this tool (meaning : no suppression of
partition or anything, no formating or so).

But after that, I couldn't acces to th internal harddrive in my rockbox :

Here is the thing :

when I run the jukebox, the system begin to load during 1 or 2 seconds, then
shut down. If I keep the on button pushed, I get these values :

Hd register error
SC1 (85) 128
SN1 (170) 128
SC2 (170) 128
SN2 (85) 128

I firstly thought the linux config tool I ran had messed up my partition
or anything. Which seemed to be confirmed by the fact I could plug the
with usb (keeping the "on" button on boot usb pllugged).

So, I tryed to do something with windows XP :

I tryed a scandisk, wich freezed at 25 %
I tryed to format the hard drive (fat 32), expecting I could get a new
formatted hard drive, but the format didnt' succeed (an error message
occurred at 10 %).

- Now, I can not anymore access the hard driove with usb (under linux or

- I can hear a strange little noise when I keep the "on" button pushed
(something like a speedy "tac tac tac tac".

- Still, I get the given values.

Hd register error
SC1 (85) 128
SN1 (170) 128
SC2 (170) 128
SN2 (85) 128

I read the thread
But it does concern a new HD recognition problem.

Anyway, my feeling is that my hard drive is down... But, as I didn't manage
do anything mechanically, I wonder if I could not do anything (except
changing the drive).

Firstly, does anywone know what is wrong with my jukebox (is it necessarily
HD problem).
Secondly, does anywone have any idea of what happenned ?
Thirdly, does anywone have a suggestion to fix it ?

Thank you for reading all this long message.

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