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Format HDD failure

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    Egrosvenor

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    I have tried to format the drive in my FVP-4000T.
    Goes through the “are you sure” etc, asks for my pin, which I enter.
    Box then goes ‘Processing’ for about 15 seconds then come up with a message,
    Format failed due to unknown error, and reboots.
    Tried all kinds of things including a factory reset but the same thing keeps happening.
    Tried to search on here but can’t find an answer?

    Sun 14 Jun 2020 11:51:01 #1 |
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    pigolato

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    If you're OK with losing existing recordings, I would take the disc out of the Humax and try to format/repartition it in a PC, then retry in the Humax.
    I have swapped hard discs twice in two FVP4000Ts, and had no trouble with the boxes initialising new discs.

    Mon 15 Jun 2020 8:47:24 #2 |
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    Martin Liddle

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    Egrosvenor - 21 hours ago  » 
    I have tried to format the drive in my FVP-4000T.
    Goes through the “are you sure” etc, asks for my pin, which I enter.
    Box then goes ‘Processing’ for about 15 seconds then come up with a message,

    It sounds to me that the file system has probably become read only after a corruption. Providing the hard drive is OK it could probably be restored to health by attaching it to a computer running a Linux based operating system other wise Pigolato's idea of formatting it (or wiping it) on a Windows PC is sensible.

    Mon 15 Jun 2020 9:42:45 #3 |

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