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Support and General Use => Recording => Topic started by: ummagumma on September 03, 2006, 12:49:00 AM

Title: "disk full" message, rockbox won't record? empty disk
Post by: ummagumma on September 03, 2006, 12:49:00 AM


this is strange, I can't record anything on my HP120....I keep getting a "disk full" message, & it shuts down....even though I have deleted everything & it's an empty disk

 thx for any help


Title: Re: "disk full" message, rockbox won't record? empty disk
Post by: whatboutbob on September 03, 2006, 02:13:16 AM
Been deleting stuff in Windows Explorer?  Are you sure your recycling bin's empty?

If it is, then try re-scanning your disk: in RB, click A-B to get to the main menu > Info > Rockbox Info, then click your joystick in. You should see a message that says something along the lines of 'rescanning hdd'.  Once its done, give recording another try.

For future reference, if you delete stuff using rockbox you won't need to take this step.
Title: Re: "disk full" message, rockbox won't record? empty disk
Post by: ummagumma on September 03, 2006, 02:55:02 AM

 ahh...THANK YOU!!

 I looked thru all the menus but didn't make it to that one.....works now !!

 how do you delete files with the iriver? I didn't see any option to do that either


 ps is there no way to empty recycling bin in windows?

 cheers


 
Title: Re: "disk full" message, rockbox won't record? empty disk
Post by: AlexP on September 03, 2006, 04:51:54 AM

 how do you delete files with the iriver? I didn't see any option to do that either


Hold down the joystick/navi whilst the file or directory you want to delete is selected until the context menu comes up, then select delete and confirm.


 ps is there no way to empty recycling bin in windows?


I think the problem is more that Windows being Windows it doesn't update the free space information in the file allocation table properly when you delete stuff.  So when you use Rockbox it reads the info and uses it.  When you force rockbox to rescan, it looks at the disk then rewrites the FAT correctly.  It's a windows problem  ::)
Title: Re: "disk full" message, rockbox won't record? empty disk
Post by: ummagumma on September 03, 2006, 01:35:30 PM


 cool, thx guys


 rockbox kicks ass!!!
Title: Re: "disk full" message, rockbox won't record? empty disk
Post by: dwonk on September 05, 2006, 09:32:16 PM

Been deleting stuff in Windows Explorer?  Are you sure your recycling bin's empty?

If it is, then try re-scanning your disk: in RB, click A-B to get to the main menu > Info > Rockbox Info, then click your joystick in. You should see a message that says something along the lines of 'rescanning hdd'.  Once its done, give recording another try.

For future reference, if you delete stuff using rockbox you won't need to take this step.


Rescanning feature is not present in this menu.....
Title: Re: "disk full" message, rockbox won't record? empty disk
Post by: AlexP on September 06, 2006, 02:34:04 AM
There isn't an option per se, just press navi when in the menu