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Subject: Re: *PANIC* recfile: -4 and lose everything

Re: *PANIC* recfile: -4 and lose everything

From: Cathy De Viney <>
Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2005 12:10:06 -0500

Try SwissKnife" to prep the HD?
  ----- Original Message -----
  From: espammy
  To: Rockbox
  Sent: Monday, October 10, 2005 10:15 AM
  Subject: Re: *PANIC* recfile: -4 and lose everything


  Thanks for your response. I will go back and find an earlier version of Rockbox to try, although I would expect the same, or similar error. I'll also F1 boot into the Archos firmware and see if that helps.

  I created and formatted the partition via XP's Logical Disk Management console.

  I don't know, it just seems that the Archos is a POS. This is my second one and they've both had issues.

  On 10/6/05, Tom Cole <> wrote:
    Wow, this looks like a show-stopper for Rockbox 2.5!

    Do previous versions of Rockbox record ok?

    How did you create the partition on your recorder?

    On Wed, 5 Oct 2005 12:52:55 -0700, you wrote:

>I have a Archos JBR V2 (P/N 4000028) with a strange problem. I am
>running the Rockbox 2.5 firmware and have also successfully flashed
>the unit. I have reformatted and re-unzipped the 2.5 firmware, so
>starting out clean.
>Here's the issue: whenever I try to record, everything appears to be
>going fine (Time and Size increments, levels move, etc) until I end
>the recording. As soon as I stop the recording I get the following
>recfile: -4
>The green light is on and the red light is flashing.
>At that point I hold the OFF button for 10 seconds or so to turn off
>the unit. When I turn it back on I get the messages "No rockbox
>directory" and "Installation incomplete."
>If I hook the unit up to my laptop at this point, here's what the
>directory listing looks like"
> Directory of F:\
>02/04/1980 12:03 AM 0 A
>07/31/1980 12:07 AM 16,711,935 A
>02/04/1980 12:02 AM 0 R
>03/15/1980 12:03 AM 110 B
>03/21/1980 12:03 AM 6,619,245 ?
>02/04/1980 12:04 AM 0 S
>02/04/1980 12:01 AM 196,680 a
>02/04/1980 12:04 AM 0 m
>02/04/1980 12:03 AM 65,742 1
>The parameter is incorrect.
>02/04/1980 12:03 AM 16,711,935 A
>02/04/1980 12:06 AM 0 R
>03/16/1980 12:03 AM 51 A
>02/04/1980 12:00 AM 65,727 N
> 14 File(s) 40,706,858 bytes
> 0 Dir(s) 17,302,339,584 bytes free
>Any idea what is happening here? Bad disk? I've reformatted several
>times now, ran chkdsk, etc all to no avail. Seems to work fine until
>I try to record.
>Don't know if this helps any:
>[Hardware Info]
>ROM: 1.23
>Mask: 0x0104
>USB: positive
>PR: positive
>Flash: M=BF D=D6
>ROM CRC: 0x222F V1
>ATA: 0x200,master
>P0: S:3F
>T:C 19069 MB
>Disk info:
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Received on 2005-10-10

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