Question about Archos Gmini XS202 MP3 Player
Gmini won't boot up properly but gives the message "Read access error! Can't read from hard disk." Unfortunately connecting it to the PC doesn't help because the PC doesn't see it. Has it died?
If you have problems with the file system on your Gmini you can try to fix it using the DOS utility, check disk (chkdsk). Do the following; ? Make sure external AC adapter is powering the Gmini. ? Quit all running applications. ? Properly connect the Gmini to your computer ? Wait patiently (up to 5 minutes) for Windows XP to show the local drive as mounted. ? Open a DOS window. Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt. ? At the prompt, type chkdsk e: /f. Use e: or f: or whatever drive letter is representing your Gmini. The /f argument tells the program to automatically fix errors. ? Be patient, this may take a while. ? When it is finished, exit the DOS Window and properly disconnect the Gmini from your computer. Try using the device now and see if makes any difference. If not you could try formatting it using a DOS prompt.
Posted on Jul 26, 2007
SOURCE: Gmini hard disk reading problems
My Gmini XS202s did this twice both time cause the battery went flat while moving files across (I should always charge device while connecting to PC)
First time I reformatted device as FAT32 using fdisk (Windows formatting tool should do same)
Then downloaded latest AOS and copied to root directory. [get AOS from http://www.archos.com/support/support_tech/updates.html?country=gb&lang=en]
second time I ran mkdosfs /media/disk (disk was mount point for gmini). This seemed to fix the device and I lost about 20 files. but better than reformat.
Posted on Apr 29, 2009
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