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Archos 605. Says Recovery (code 102) System is damaged. Would you like to recover it? Options are No, Repair, Format Disk. When I click on Repair it just restarts and goes back to the same screen, the same happens when I click on Format Disk and No. Can someone please help me on this?

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  • stephcass Nov 03, 2008

    I've tried your solution but I can't copy the file onto the MP3. Could you let me know who I could take it to?

  • stephcass Nov 03, 2008

    I've tried your solution but I can't copy the file onto the MP3. Could you let me know who I could take it to?

  • stephcass Nov 03, 2008

    Got all the data backed up so not too bothered about losing whats on it. But how do I upgrade the firmware, and how do I get it onto the MP3 player?

  • stephcass Nov 03, 2008

    It's a HDD not got a memory card. Can't reboot in 'safe' mode.

  • stephcass Nov 04, 2008

    OK thanks, I'll try Archos.

    Thanks,
    Steph

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Re-flash the firmware to get it back like when it was out of the box.

Visit manufacturer website for firmware/software and other important information.

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Do you want the data back??

if not try to upgrade the firmware
that may help you mostly

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Did you perform already a full recovery?

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    Ginko Nov 02, 2008

    Recovery mode on archos is a special diagnostic mode (like safe mode on Windows).
    Usually there is no real fault and there is no need of reinstalling software (other experts should have bothered in looking into this).

    To recovery do the following:

    First eject the memory card, when asked on on the recovery screen chose"NO" and dont do anything else , then the player should reboot in normal mode and restart.

    Let me know if the trick works, otherwise we can attempt a complete restore procedure.

    Thanks.


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    Ginko Nov 03, 2008

    Normally there is non need to copy any file or to install any software, do the following:

    Recovery mode on archos is a special diagnostic mode (like safe mode on Windows).
    Usually
    there is no real fault and there is no need of reinstalling software
    (other experts should have bothered in looking into this).

    To recovery do the following:

    First eject the memory card, when asked on on the recovery screen chose"NO" and dont do anything else , then the player should reboot in normal mode and restart.

    Let me know if the trick works, otherwise we can attempt a complete restore procedure.

    Thanks.


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    Ginko Nov 03, 2008

    If you have the internal hard disk model, than that means that the hard disk is damaged, otherwise you fix the problem just formatting the HDD, and the archos reinstall the system on his own (no need to download any firmware).

    The Archos must be taken apart and hard disk tested and eventually replaced when this happens.


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    Ginko Nov 03, 2008

    Well... refused....

    By the way you can refuse it, but when an Archos with HD has the code 102, and you cannot even format the HDD, that means that the hard disk is faulty.

    If you do not believe me check the testimonials on one of the many forums.

    The only way out of this problem is usually replacing the hard disk.

    You can send it back to Archos or have the job done at any local computer repair shop (yes they can replace an hard drive on a media player).



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There is a problem with the internal software and it needs to be reloaded into the device from your computer or then done by a professional.

select your model from this page to get the correct firmware, the instructions are also there
http://www.archos.com/support/support_tech/updates.html?country=global&lang=en

Posted on Nov 02, 2008

  • Ekse Nov 03, 2008

    contact your dealer or archos directly. hows your warranty? if you got warranty I think its free fix.

  • Ekse Nov 04, 2008

    If the harddrive is failed you need to contact your dealer or the maker directly for repair service. if you a do it yourself kind of person you would need to replace the hard drive inside the device.

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have you tried resetting the machine on the bottom their is a tiny hole put a reasonable sized safety pin through that you use for a babys nappy.I found this reset my archos!!!!

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SOURCE: My archos 605 won't do anything but to show recovery code 102.

recovery code 102 screen - this error message means the the hard disk has failed - I am guessing that the unit has been dropped at some point - Sorry but it back to Archos - The UK number is 0207 949 0115

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From Archos' support website FAQ:

When I switch on my Archos device, the following message is displayed: "Would you like to recover your system?" What does it mean and what should I do?


You are on the recovery mode screen. It means that your hard drive has been damaged and must be repaired or formatted.
With this system recovery mode, you will have to select between "Repair Disk" and "Format Disk".
Start by selecting "Repair Disk" and follow the instructions displayed on the screen. See the full PDF manual (available on the Archos web site) on how to use the Repair and Format options.

If repairing the disk did not work, try formatting the disk by selecting "Format Disk". Note that the formatting will erase all data.

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If you chose any of these options already your Os is gone.. 
try this solution 
I fixed my son's 605 4 GB had Recovery code (104) on it. This might work for other error codes too. These are the steps i followed 
* Use the computer for this process that you always used for this archos Archos should be plugged in to Pc before starting the process.
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