I cant even get to android. I go into recovery mode, select format disk, then select format and it goes and stay stuck on part 1. How can I delete what you told me? It is the same with repair disk.
ok, i normally don't give device suport, it seems the device may have lost its partition table, or the onboard sdcard may be corrupt, 4 questions:
1. does the device have the developer Edition bootloader or the normal one?
2. when you enter recovery is there a Developer Edition Menu or has the firmware "false-flashed"(menu option wont be listed)?
3. what was the last kernel you used, i had issues with the apps2sd_aufs, and thought my device was bricked, luckily i was able to fix it by deleting the table in gparted and recreated a new one, then copied the firmware to the device.
4. does your host pc run linux(very important), and do you have root access(sudo is ok su is better)
from the Developer Edition menu select access HDD using a pc, unmount the archos in gparted, and check for errors, or from a terminal unmount the archos and fsck it then disconnect it and reconnect it, if you are running gnome it will automount open computer/archos5 then copy the original firmware from archos and place it on the archos rename it firmware_archos5.aos it should be 89mb, then safely unmount and power-off the device
powerup the device and enter recovery, and plug the device to a charger, select repair-disk, let the device do its thing, if it reboots or exits to the main menu, repeat the repair-disk option, it should notice the partition that you repaired in linux and see the updated file. anything more would tell me that there is more than that wrong with the device and a replacement may be an inevitable solution