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I have an Archos AV500, and sometimes (increasingly often) when I try to copy large avi files (>1GB), it comes up with an error saying it cannot copy the file because "the device has either stopped responding or has been disconnected". I can always predict when this is going to happen, as when I initiate the copy from the PC, using Win Explorer, the HDD light blinks rapidly on the Archos, then stops blinking, and I never get an estimated copy time in the copy dialog on the PC; if it is going to work, the HDD light on the Archos stays just about ******* and I quickly get up a copy time estimate. I have applied the latest firmware to the Archos. I am running Vista Business on the PC. Small files seem to copy OK. I copied one >1GB avi from the Archos to the PC (no problem), then tried copying it back and hit the error.

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I dont know how well this will work but you can always archive it using WinRAR or 7-Zip or something to make it small enough to copy over? If that would work it seems that it might be one of the only solutions.

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