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Trouble starting my (archos 405) when turning on it says Would you like to recover your system? click on Repair Disk or Format Disk. I did both then it says connect your device to your PC and install an update file. My question is what file and from where and do I need to download a program to do this?

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  • bryant10973 Nov 06, 2008

    thankyou very helpful

  • bryant10973 Nov 08, 2008

    No I connected the archos 406 to the PC and then formated and it still didn't work! Still says connect your device to your PC and install an update file. I went into Archos website and tried to loadload (Achos 405(GB) os v 2.1.04) My PC which is XP says find a program online to open it. I went to windows live and the sites said to do a .aos error scan, which I did but still cant open file, what do I do?

  • Anonymous Mar 07, 2009

    recovery 104 cannot repair. just emailed archos, they said it needed to go back for repairs



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Yes you need to download a software from Acrhos web site, but try first to connect the player to your computer and format it from there and check if it will fix the problem before doing the update....

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