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100949football
Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:55 pm Reply with quote
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Toppy 5800 which has been faithful for years. Must confess HD is almost full (about 15 hours recording space left on 160GB). Switched on tonight and was immediately asked to format HDD yes or no. Cannot access "archive" therefore cannot watch any recorded programmes. Cannot record new ones either?
Otherwise machine operating fine!
Anyone any ideas as my wife has tons of old prigs she wants to watch!

Please fellas?
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andyfras
Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:32 pm Reply with quote
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The disk is corrupted. It may be possible to fix it by removing the disk, then attaching it to a PC running TopfHDRW.

Have the PSU capacitors been replaced yet?

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Geoff Bacon
Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:51 pm Reply with quote
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The disk may have been corrupted by a poor quality signal.
However, it may also have been corrupted because you are running with so little free space (anything could happen if space runs out)

Assuming you recover the data with TopfHDRW, suggest you delete some large files so that free space is not so low (e.g. identify some long films that you haven't yet watched; delete them and set up a search so that they get recorded when they are next broadcast).

I am working on a program similar to TopfHDRW but I don't expect that will be ready for two months (possibly longer) ie. TopfHDRW is the only recovery mechanism available.

Note: I seem to remember that someone recently (in last 3? months) reported that they didn't format the disk when requested. After they had replaced the capacitors in the PSU, the disk worked without problem. You might also be lucky!

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juwlz
Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:29 pm Reply with quote
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100949football wrote:
Toppy 5800 which has been faithful for years. Must confess HD is almost full (about 15 hours recording space left on 160GB). Switched on tonight and was immediately asked to format HDD yes or no. Cannot access "archive" therefore cannot watch any recorded programmes. Cannot record new ones either?
If it's 8 years old, start with Toppy Repairs

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100949football
Posted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 11:57 am Reply with quote
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Many thanks to everyone....capacitors were "broke" - now fixed but hard drive was corrupted so lost everything.

Thanks to all for your help it was invaluable.
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