When switched on goes to a HDD Recovery option but when options tried a Media Failed message is received and 604 returns to the original screen
When I switch on the 604 it goes to a screen "HDD Recovery" on which there are 2 options namely "usb" or "format disk". When I okay either option. after a short pause, it goes to a new screen "HDD Recovery" on which the message "Media Failed" is displayed after which it reverts to the original "HDD Recovery" screen.
Re: When switched on goes to a HDD Recovery option but...
I also have the same problem. After dropping it the boot gave error
that hard drive had failed. I ordered a new - identical - drive and put
it in the unit. I let Archos fromat it to fat32. Then I downloaded the
latest software from the Archos site. The files installed OK and I
can write files to the 604 and see them on my PC, but rebooting the
unit drops it into HDD Recovery mode every time. Ive disconnected and
reconnected the strap that connects the hard drive with the unit about 5
times, thinking that I had a bad connection, but until now I never got
it work again. I went to ftp://support.archos.com/Archos_604_WiFi/ and
manually installed all the files non-jpg files from there to the drive,
but still no go. Please send help. Thanks!
Re: When switched on goes to a HDD Recovery option but...
I have the same problem and I do not know how to fix it. The problem with mine is that I have replace the hard drive with a new one so it does not have the original files. Does it connect through the USB connection and does the computer detect it?
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PXE-E61 Error message showing due to Media cable failure. You have to fix this media cable failure one must return to the BIOS screen at start up. Depending on the model of the laptop, press f1, f2, or delete to enter the BIOS screen (the computer will tell you what keys to press). At the bottom of the BIOS screen, there will be a menu. One of the options should be "setup defaults." By pressing the corresponding key, it will return all of your settings back to how they where originally. Hopefully it will help you
try this Hard Disk Drive Recovery using the recovery partition You have the options of recovering your system using the Hard Drive Recovery partition to the factory-set default, or recovering just your C: drive and leaving other partitions (for example, a D: drive) intact, or changing the size of your C: drive and then recovering it. To recover your hard disk drive using the utilities stored on your computer's HDD: 1 Make sure the computer is turned off. 2 Press and hold the 0 (zero) key on your keyboard while powering on the computer. When the computer powers on, the Toshiba Recovery Wizard screen displays. 3 Select one of the options, and then click Next. The options are: ? Recovery of Factory Default Software ? Erase the hard disk
1 On the Toshiba Recovery Wizard screen, select Recovery of Factory Default Software, and then click Next. The Recovery of Factory Default Software screen appears. (Sample Image) Recovery of Factory Default Software screen 2 Select Recover to out-of-box-state, and then click Next. A confirmation message displays reminding you that all data will be lost during the recovery process. Be sure to save your work to external media before proceeding. 3 Click Next to begin the recovery. Once complete, a message displays that the HDD has been recovered. 4 Press any key on the keyboard to restart the computer. To recover only your C: drive: 1 On the Toshiba Recovery Wizard Screen, select Recovery of Factory Default Software, and then click Next. 2 Select Recover without changing the hard drive partitions. A confirmation message appears, reminding you that all information on the C: drive will be lost during the recovery process. Be sure you have saved your work to external media before proceeding. 3 Click Next to begin the restoration. Once complete, a message displays that the HDD has been recovered. 4 Press any key on your keyboard to restart the computer.
As soon as you press the power button on your notebook, Keep tapping F8 repeatedly. Another screen should pop up with a list of commands (safe mode / start up repair etc) Near the bottom of the list you should see an option to ReInstall windows / Reset to factory Default. Select which one you prefer and follow the simple instructions.
Sounds like the hdd has dislodged due to the knock...open it up pull off the hard drive...reconnect it..or reseat the connection..and try again...if that doesn't work...you could try removing the drive to run a chkdsk facility using Linux on a pc...or source another hdd off eBay with the correct file system and drivers...for that model.
After researching all the information online, I have put up the maximum possible detailed steps to help you out:
Your Advent computer uses the latest recovery
system that doesn't require any CDs or DVDs to restore your PC to it's
original factory condition.
1)Restart your Computer.
2) Press F10 repeatedly until the message "Starting System Recovery" is displayed. 3) The recovery will load and display a menu of options:
(a) Non-destructive recovery:
this option will restore Windows, supplied applications, and drivers.
This option will not destroy your documents or programs. These will be
backed up along with the registry. These are restored at the end of the
To access the recovery options below that erase all data from the computer, click the Advanced button.
(b) System Recovery - No format: this will reinstall Windows®, supplied applications and drivers. It will move your files to a folder called "My old disk structure". Any applications (except those supplied) will need to be reinstalled.
(c) System Recovery - Quick format:
this option will erase your hard drive including your personal files.
Windows, supplied applications and drivers will be reinstalled.
4) Select the Non-destructive recovery option and press Next. 5) You will be informed about System Restore in Windows, click Yes. 6) The recovery will begin. Once this is complete click Restart.
Here are some additional information:
a) Press the ALT and D keys at the Windows style recovery menu options to access a command prompt. This will allow access to C: drive.
b) The command prompt will default to c:\minint\system32 where you can run a variety of tools including CHKDSK.EXE.
If a user is experiencing recovery problems on an Advent PC, then try to follow these steps.
Note: These steps will
remove all personal data and all applications installed after the PC was
purchased. Where possible ensure that all data and personal files
are backed up BEFORE trying these destructive diagnostic steps.
1) Check the integrity of the recovery CD, or the update CD. 2) It is possible to verify the integrity of the recovery CD, or the update CD from within the Recovery programme.
a) Boot from the recovery C. b) At the ‘Press R to display system recovery options’, press ‘R’. c) Once in the System Recovery screen, press ALT + D to access the WinPE command prompt. d) Type in Xcopy D:\*.* /E /V C:\ and press Enter. e) D:\ is the CD ROM drive letter C:\ is the HDD /E copies everything /V verifies the data with a CRC check. f) If there is an error with the CD, then you will get the message:
File creation error – Data error (cyclic redundancy check).
g) If there are no errors, then you will be left at a prompt again.
3) If Windows® is accessible, then boot from the recovery CD. 4) At the ‘Press R to display system recovery options’, press ‘R’. 5) Once in the System Recovery screen, press ALT + D to access the WinPE command prompt as below: 6) Type COPYSI and hit Enter. This will unhide the user's smartimage (this may take a few minutes to complete). 7) Return to Windows® & copy the contents of the C:\Update CD\ folder to CD (N.B. Do not copy the ‘Update CD’ folder itself). Ask the user to label this ‘UPDATE CD’. 8) Start with the recovery CD ROM in the CD drive. 9) At the ‘Press R to display system recovery options’, press CTRL + BACKSPACE to get the hidden menu as below: 10) Choose option:4 (Clear the partition table of drive 0x80). Once you have selcted this, you will be returned to the Press 'R' screen. 11) Choose option:5 (Erase the Master Boot Record of drive 0x80). Once you have selcted this, you will be returned to the Press 'R' screen. 12) Choose option:7 (Create a primary partition on drive 0x80). Donot restart the machine during this process.
Option 7 may sit for up to 10 minutes with a flashing cursor as it
creates the partition. If the HDD LED is flashing, then you know that
the process is proceeding. 13) Once the HDD partition has been created you will be returned to the ‘Press R to display system recovery options’ screen. Press ‘R’. 14) The recovery should go straight into a full destructive recovery, and will ask for the update CD which we have created.
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