Well I did format the disk...
God damn it ...
now Im back to recovery mode code 101 with the white screen. It tells me to connect to pc and install firmware but still Archos doesnt show up in my pc...still no connection. The worst thing now is that Im stuck at recovery mode whereas before at least I could get into the main menu.
I meant that formatting it will actually format it, and that's not what you want. Damn it ...
Well ... every other possibility has been exhausted. Something went wrong with your USB port on the archos. You need to open it up (follow this
guide if you have a 120/250GB model, this
guide if you have the 60GB or 3G model). Inspect the USB connector area. Remember that the important area is the second USB connector (closer to headphone jack) and not the first one (closer to power button). Check those pins and make sure the solder is not cracked/broken. If it is, you may need a small tip soldering iron (those pins look quite small ...). Also, you could irreversibly ruin the unit so you have been warned. If you don't feel comfortable soldering either ask/pay/get someone who is confortable soldering (if you need it) or get a used/for parts unit off eBay (like this one, where touch screen is gone)
and see if you can fix it. If you don't feel like fixing it, put it up on ebay for parts and buy a newer model.