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Subject: Re: HD Error...My baby won't boot!

Re: HD Error...My baby won't boot!

From: sophana <>
Date: Tue, 01 Jun 2004 15:49:37 +0200

Nick Brodich wrote:

>Dear Brain Trust:
> After a fairly high-speed motorcycle trip, it appears as thought I've done in my Studio 10. It will not boot up. I only get the HD Error message. When I connect the USB to my PC, everything is completely normal. I can navigate through all of the files without any problems. But it will not boot.
it happened to me once.
it was a bad sector, that windows does not see but archos cannot deal
with it.

simply reformating cleared the problem.
I did it with ultimate boot cd inside a laptop but reformating in the
archos through usb might work

> I would like your suggestions on two fronts. First, is there any way to get my unit to boot and return to normal? If so, what should I do.
> Secondly, perhaps I need to rethink the appropriateness of my Studio 10 for motorcycling applications. Even with the Rockbox anti-skip protection cranked up to the max, I was still getting consistent skipping problems. Is there a better unit out there for my rough-and-tumble application? Is it conceiveable to install a more robust hard drive into my Studio 10?
you might look at drives specs in terms of shock tolerance.
How is your archos installed? Is tied on your motorcycle or on your body?
maybe you should install it in your jacket pocket, so there is less shocks.

I don't have a motorcycle, so I won't help you more there.
The most reliable solution is certainly a flash based mp3 player...

> In short, I would like to fix the current problem and take steps so that I am not in this position again.
> As always, your expertise and insight is marveled at and greatly appreciated.
>Nick Brodich

Received on 2004-06-01

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