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Archos 404 my archos loads the logo screen then it sits on "recovery (code 4)" with options to: repair disk, format disk, do nothing. either way i go the screen freezes and i have to power reboot the system and it goes back to "recovery (code 4)

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  • juliof3 Dec 31, 2008

    the archos has a weird sound inside when it starts like ssomething is unpluged insise and cant connect .
    it stays in the archos logo !!! than it says HDD recovery and it gives the option usb or harrive!!! i need heplhhhh

  • grimm8033 Apr 06, 2009

    every time i turn on the archos 404 it will ask me to recover the system:

    recovery (code 4)
    Would you like to recover your system?
    no
    Repair disk
    Format Disk

    and every time i plug it in and download the installation from archos.com it still will not work what do i do?

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Choos 'Repair disk' while connected to your computer, then go onto www.archos.com go into support, downloads, choose your model and clck on download archos..... Then go into my computer click on the archos device after that has finished downloading and drag that file into the archos folder and the rest it does itself.

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Open your Archos and check for the loose HDD cable

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Have you tryed the reset button at the top of your player. you will need a paperclip to push it.

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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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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 won't do anything but to show recovery code 102.


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

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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

Dec 27, 2008 | Archos 405 Digital Media Player

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Archos 404 plz help


i think the best thing to do if it was me i would format then update the firmware. but thats just me.

May 24, 2008 | Archos 404 Digital Media Player

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Archos 404


Update the firmware on your player - available on archos website

May 01, 2008 | Archos 404 Digital Media Player

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Archos 404 recovery code 2


i have an archos 404 the problem is that my archos show me the recovery code 4 to repair or format the disk so when ever i repair and format the disk the problem is solved. so please help me regarding this.

Mar 01, 2008 | Archos 404 Digital Media Player

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Archos 605 wi fi fault


have you tried resetting the machine on the bottom their is a tiny hole put a reasonable sized safety pin through that you use for a babys nappy.I found this reset my archos!!!!

Nov 20, 2007 | Archos 605 Digital Media Player

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Recovery (code 2)


open the battery pack, and push the hard drive back into it's slot.

it has prongs that attach, tat was always my problem.

sorry if it no help to some.

:)

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