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Recovery code 104

Bought new and cannot use as start screen requests an update for recovery 104

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  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2008

    same problem starts up then asks for update or to format the device

  • Anonymous Feb 27, 2008

    hi just took my new archos 605 out of the box and when i power up it tells me that I have an error 104 ??!!Its brand new for god sake tried to download the file from archos but it doesnt do any good

  • sk8xnick Mar 05, 2008

    Yeah, and when u choose any of this options , it restarts and does the same thing

  • heava s-s Jul 06, 2008

    so i turn it on and asks to repair system. i press repair disk, it says to connect to the pc and install an update file, but there is no link to the pc and i dont know where to get the update file that i need??

  • potato101 Oct 15, 2008

    It just works one time after doing that "solution", then does the same thing next time you turn it on.

  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2009

    esto es tremenda mierda

  • AlanaKDavis Jan 26, 2009

    I have the "Recovery (code 102)" problem.

    How to install that update.

    Can anyone give me EXACT instructions?

  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2009

    I bought my 605 brand new, it worked one day, now it has "recovery(code 104) and every time I have it plugged in, it says to make sure that it is not a read only file...help?

  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2009

    recovery code 104

  • benzsclass50 Feb 22, 2009

    i just got the firmware but idk where to put it do i make folders or something?

  • zacky27 Mar 13, 2009

    recovery code 104 ivebeen stuck for months its driving ne crazy

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Same issue on my Archos 605 wifi 4GB
The Repair didn't work so here's what I did.
1) connected via USB and got all my Picture, Videos and Music to a safe place.
2) Downloaded firmware update.
fouund it here - http://www.downloadplex.com/Drivers/Firmware/Archos/Download-Archos-605-Wifi-4GB-Firmware-2.1.04_109044.html

3. Copied update to root of archos drive and rebooted
4. Archoes installed the update and rebooted and came up to desktop again
5. reinstalled plugins (thank god I saved them) copied plug-in to root.
6. Back on the road again

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Try the steps below:
1. Select 2nd option "Repair" or 3rd "Format the disk"
2. Connect 605 to PC using USB wire and find the Driver named "a605" or similar words
3. Copy a firmware to the ROOT directory on the driver mentioned above
4. Keep the USB connected and select "OK" on 605
5. Re-calibrate the screen under Display menu on 605.

Hope Everything is ok.

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Just a little FYI: hotlyq's solution works just fine, but the firmware file needs to be name exactly as it is downloaded. I downloaded both OSv2.1.0.4 and OSv2.0.1.0 firmwares to the same folder on my PC. Obviously enough I had to give them different names on the disk, I tried both and neither worked. It turns out the recovery system will not use any firmware unless it is named "firmware_a605f.aos". So if you're like me, copy the firmware over to the root of the USB-drive and then rename to firmware_a605f.aos.

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Get update first have ready,on archos go to format disk it will then show the drive on your computer open and drag the update in the window.Do not put in folders of music,pictures or movies by itself only.Eject and OK button on archos and your good to go.

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I have this problem > recovery (code 104)

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Recovery (code 104)


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.

If you still cannot restart your Archos after trying a system recovery, you should contact Archos technical support.

http://www.archos.com/support/support_tech/faqs/en/faq_Archos405.html?country=us&lang=en

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My archos 605 wifi is stuck in recovery


I fixed my son's 605 4 GB had Recovery code (104) on it These are the steps i followed
* Use the computer for this process that you always used for this archos
* Download the firware Upgrade 2.1
* Plug the Archos to Pc
* When the white screen comes up do format
* Wait until all done then put the firmware in to the root sector of the Archos
* Safely remove the usb for Archos from your pc first and then unplug the cable.
* Do not pick any option on the Archos screen
* Just turn it off from the power button by holding it until it turns off
* Wait about 5 minutes and plug in back to pc
* it will come up with white screen again but this time it will start Update you will see the progress bar moving wait until it is all done and it will shut off. Turn it back on Your archos will be back to normal.
When you go to download from Archos site it will explain how to download depending upon how your device pops up on your Pc.
Hope this helps

Jul 29, 2009 | Archos 605 WiFi Digital Media Player

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Recovery code 104 appears on my archos 605 wifi 4gb


recovery code 102 and 104 appear in archos screen. it doesn't work.

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Archos 605 wife (wife firmware)


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.
* Download the firware Upgrade 2.1
* Plug the Archos to Pc 
* When the white option screen comes up pick the format disk
* Wait until all done do not pick any option on archos after format is done Pc should recognize your archos in 5 seconds 

* Put the firmware in root section of the archos not in any folder.
* Safely remove the usb for Archos from your pc first and then unplug the cable.
* Do not pick any option on the Archos screen
* Just turn it off from the power button by holding it until it turns off
* Wait about 5 minutes and plug it back to pc 
* it will come up with white screen again but this time it will start Update you will see the progress bar moving, wait until it is all done, it will shut off. Turn it back on and  your archos will be back to normal

Mar 20, 2009 | Archos 605 WiFi Digital Media Player

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My archos 605 has got recovery code 102 and i cant get it to conect to my pc to fix it can u halp


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 toPc before starting the process.
* Download the firware Upgrade 2.1
* Plug the Archos to Pc 
* When the white option screen comes up pick the format disk
* Wait until all done do not pick any option on archos after format is done Pc should recognize your archos in 5 seconds 

* Put the firmware in root section of the archos not in any folder.
* Safely remove the usb for Archos from your pc first and then unplug the cable.
* Do not pick any option on the Archos screen
* Just turn it off from the power button by holding it until it turns off
* Wait about 5 minutes and plug it back to pc 
* it will come up with white screen again but this time it will start Update you will see the progress bar moving, wait until it is all done, it will shut off. Turn it back on and  your archos will be back to normal

Mar 19, 2009 | Archos 605 WiFi Digital Media Player

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Code 104


Recovert code 104
would you like to recover your system?
NO
Repair disk
Format disk
P.S. pressed the OK button on the device and its telling me to
connectto your divise to my PC and install an update file DONE
then the devise reapear back to recovery code 104

Jan 14, 2009 | Archos 405 Digital Media Player

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It shows-recovery error-102 & error-104


Hi
i had same issue. nothing worked until i saw a guy who fixed his by dropping it on floor?
i dropped my archos in the protective case from 2 feet off floor. the bloody thing when came back to life, 100% good. i think the hard drive was stuck and the fall fixed it!! it cannot hurt as yours is broken still i guess. hope it works for you to

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Recovery code 104 for the archos 405 mp4 player


go to archos firmware and download version 2.1.04 to your pc or laptop and save it in a folder then get ur mp4 turn it on and go format you will get a screen that says done leave it on that and connect to your pc or laptop it will recognise your mp4 then go in my computer and open 405 and open your save file and drag the save file into the 405 but NOT into a folder below them and after it has\copied turn the 405 off and start it up should be as good as new

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