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Subject: Re: recovery tool

Re: recovery tool

From: Barry Wardell <barry.wardell_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2007 22:06:18 +0100

I think it's the same as for the e200: just switch on hold, hold record and
plug in the usb cable while the sansa is powered off. Maybe someone who owns
a c200 could correct me if I'm wrong on that though.

Also, I'm not sure if the sansa.fmt trick works for the c200. Again maybe
someone with a c200 can clarify.

On 10/24/07, Robert Riddle <captinlogic_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>
> I'm running a c200. How do you get it in recovery mode? the docs for this
> thing suck.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* Barry Wardell <barry.wardell_at_gmail.com>
> *To:* Rockbox <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
> *Sent:* Wednesday, October 24, 2007 6:42 AM
> *Subject:* Re: recovery tool
>
> Are you just trying to format your Sansa's disk and start fresh? If so,
> the best thing to do is connect it in recovery mode mode (while your sansa
> is off, switch hold on, hold record and plug in the usb cable). You will
> then see a 16MB disk appearing. Then copy an empty file called ' sansa.fmt'
> and unmount/eject the disk. This will format your sansa's data partition.
>
> This will of course wipe all your files from the Sansa. Also, make sure
> not to copy ANY other files over to the 16MB partition.
>
> I'm assuming you're talking about the e200 series Sansa. I'm not sure if
> this method also works for the c200 series.
>
> On 10/24/07, Robert Riddle <captinlogic_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Files on my sandisk have been corrupted, so I tried to run the sansa
> > connect recovery tool. This is what happened:
> >
> > ===== Begin execution =====
> >
> > 24 Oct 2007 03:52:16,687 INFO - Executing process C:\Program
> > Files\SanDisk\Sansa Connect Device Recovery\.\cmdline\zsi_fw.exe -r 32...
> >
> > 24 Oct 2007 03:52:16,859 INFO - ZSI FW load starting.
> >
> > 24 Oct 2007 03:52:16,859 INFO - Open USB Device start
> >
> > 24 Oct 2007 03:52:16,859 INFO - device failed to open.
> >
> > 24 Oct 2007 03:52:16,859 INFO - no more items. done.
> >
> > 24 Oct 2007 03:52:16,859 INFO - Failed to GetUsbDeviceFileName err - 0
> >
> > 24 Oct 2007 03:52:16,859 ERROR - Unexpected error occurred while
> > recovering the device.
> >
> > System.InvalidOperationException: Cannot find device information.
> >
> > at
> > ZING.DeviceRecovery.Managers.DeviceRecoveryManager.RecoverDeviceInternal(Object
> > notUsed)
> >
> > ===== End execution =====
> >
> > What's happening here? I don't suppose rockbox has some sort of
> > formatter for it's supported players? Directories can no longer be removed,
> > I get a message similar to this.
> >
> > ---------------------------
> > Error Deleting File or Folder
> > ---------------------------
> > Cannot remove folder 01: The directory is not empty.
> >
> >
> > ---------------------------
> > OK
> > ---------------------------
> > I can go into the affected folder(s) and remove the files manually, but
> > the list gets re populated as soon as I leave and/or hit the refresh key,
> > which latter action I took upon a hunch. In other words, the files undelete
> > themselves. They're 0 bytes in size and can't be removed. I suspect that
> > recent errors in my computer's file system are contributing to this, but
> > knowing the cause is not helping to necessarily find the solution. Any
> > ideas?
> >
>
>
Received on 2007-10-24


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