Author Topic: Cannot delete a file + very slow boot up - FIXED  (Read 2616 times)

Offline Admnistrator

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Cannot delete a file + very slow boot up - FIXED
« on: February 05, 2010, 12:01:22 pm »
I am a bit stuck, I use WiFi to manage my files.

Some girls in my house switched-off the box while I was copying a file over.

Then I could not delete the file or folder.
-tried via RC/TV, delete process just hangs. Box must be unplugged.
-tried via WiFi+Windows Explorer, again just hangs. Box must be unplugged.
-tried via WiFi+FTP, again just hangs. Box must be unplugged.
-tried via USB, initially refused (file locked, etc) - then suddenly allowed me to delete it.
Then a "recycler" folder was created, now this cannot be deleted or emptied.

FYI: The permissions on the file & folder are correct, according to FTP.

After I had this issue, unplugged boot time now takes about 4-5 minutes.

I know it could be the HDD, but it reads all files instantly, transferred 6Gb today, no [other] problems whatsoverer.

Any help or pointers appreciated.
« Last Edit: February 07, 2010, 02:33:49 pm by Admnistrator »
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MED500X with 1Tb HDD
100Mbit Network using WiFi (N)
Networkshare via WinXP
Connected via HDMI LCD
AUDIO : Samsung HT-TX35 (HDMI)
LCD TV: LE46A-656A

Offline Sparkie84

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Re: Cannot delete a file + very slow boot up
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2010, 06:45:17 pm »
Bit of  long shot, but try removing the HDD, adding it in your PC as an extra drive. Try deleting in Windows (But think I can guess it wont).
Then try booting up in safe mode with Command screen and try removing the offending dir within DOS emulation screen.
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Re: Cannot delete a file + very slow boot up
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2010, 11:18:57 pm »
I've copied 500Gb off & reformatted the hdd  (again as FAT32).

Just got to reformat the hdd via firmware, then I can copy the files back.

Appears to have been file corruption: I just wanted to make sure I didn't lose some 500Gb of data!

Note to anyone else using WiFi, make sure no-one will switch the unit off while you are copying onto it!

I will add "Fixed" to the title, if this also fixes the boot-up issue.
-it did!
« Last Edit: February 07, 2010, 02:34:24 pm by Admnistrator »
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MED500X with 1Tb HDD
100Mbit Network using WiFi (N)
Networkshare via WinXP
Connected via HDMI LCD
AUDIO : Samsung HT-TX35 (HDMI)
LCD TV: LE46A-656A

Offline Insomniac

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Re: Cannot delete a file + very slow boot up
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2010, 07:26:56 am »
You took drastic measures which worked for you, but for future reference and for others that get a corrupt file due to a failed copy, you shouldn't need to format.

To repair those errors that may occur during an interrupted copy, proceed as follows:
  o Plug the unit into your PC via USB
  o Go to START > RUN > CMD > OK
  o Navigate to the drive letter of the Mede8er, e.g. type in F:
  o Type in CHKDSK /F from the Mede8er drive letter prompt.

You can also do this from the Windows GUI for those less comfortable with DOS line command (this example is for XP but it should be relatively similar for other Windows systems):
  o Plug the unit into your PC via USB
  o Go to START > RUN > EXPLORER
  o Navigate to the drive letter of the Mede8er
  o Right-click on the Mede8er drive letter > click on Properties
  o Click on the Tools tab
  o Click on Check Now
  o Tick Automatically fix file system errors and Start
  o Wait for the process to finish and the errors should be corrected...
Questions? Please check the Mede8er Beginners Guide.

For technical assistance, please take note of the Technical support guidelines.

Ensure too that you are using the latest firmware when requesting support.