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archos 9 boot help

Posted: Sun May 15, 2011 1:53 am
by dmxplayainc
i need to download the operating system and then boot my pc tablet from my thumb drive and dont know where to get it from , my wife dropped it and some error message comes up saying i need to back up my info and press f1 but it wont go pass that ... i have been told i have to re-install the operational system ... please somebody help me and guide me in how to do it ... thanks
this is the message that comes up when i try to restart it ...

SMART failure predicted on hard drive
Warning : immediately back up your data en replace
your hard drive . failure may be imminent
press F1 to continue ......

Re: archos 9 boot help

Posted: Sun May 15, 2011 11:02 pm
by migge
seems your hdd is broken.
maybe you should first try and see how far the device boots.
just connect a usb-keyboard to your a9 and press F1 to see what happens.


if that doesn't help, you will need a new hdd, swap your old one for the replacement hdd and the install a new operating ssystem.

Re: archos 9 boot help

Posted: Mon May 16, 2011 11:16 am
by steveb625
Agreed your HD is broken. Good time to install a Solid State Drive (SSD). Upgrade to Win7 HP while your're at it.

Re: archos 9 boot help

Posted: Mon May 30, 2011 4:25 pm
by dmxplayainc
i connected a usb keyboard and hit f1 , it said that it cant be repair ;to contact system provider or replace it ...... can you guys point me in the right direction on where to get one for a decent price .... thank you in advance ... also was wondering which other tables Hd work on the archos 9 .....

Re: archos 9 boot help

Posted: Mon May 30, 2011 10:29 pm
by dmxplayainc
i found a SATA 100GB 2.5 HDD i dont know if its compatible ....

Re: archos 9 boot help

Posted: Tue May 31, 2011 12:00 pm
by les-bart
SATA is definitely not compatible. It must be PATA. Also 2.5 inch will not fit. You need 1.8

Re: archos 9 boot help

Posted: Tue May 31, 2011 1:21 pm
by steveb625
Search eBay for 1.8 Zif PATA. Standard HDDs are fairly cheap while SSDs are pricey. There's a Runcore 1.8 Zif PATA for $175. Search Archosfans for 'swap HDD' to get more info.