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Help me pleaseeee

When i switch the archos on the screen appear Recovery(code2) system is damaged.would you like to recover it? no repair format disk i try all those three options but nothing help..can you please help me

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I had the same problem. However although my pc didn't automatically recognise the archos device when connected it did show when explorer was opened. I downloaded the latest firmware from the Archos website and dragged into the root directory of Archos. The device then picked this up and everything was fine. Previously I had tried repair and format. Obviously all the demo video and photos etc are wiped.

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Sent it back to archos with your receipt if less than 1 year and talk to customer service
there is nothingg you can do about it
been there done that.

Posted on Nov 18, 2007

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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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I was watching a film on mine and it paused and I hade to hold in the power button to shut it off.
When I restarted it I get that error message too.
I did the same as everyone else with no luck, so I left it on thinking that maybe running the battery down and charging it again might help but no luck.
I left it for a week then decided to have another go at fixing it.
I removed the battery and used the reset button to set it to factory defaults.
I powered it up and got the error message and tried the USB cable again (Can't remember for sure if it was on or off when I connected it) and I got the option of connecting to my PC and copying a system update to it.
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