HDD Problems

MrSparkles

New Member
New to the forum, but have been browsing topics for years, although had the HDR-FOX T2 for many years now without a hitch.
Running latest CFW

Recently box has been behaving strangely main issue is programs taking a long time to load up and play and exit from, some omly come up with a blank screen say scrambled and/or no signal.

Have down a fix disk to hopefully solve the issue, this was performed to the end and finished rebooted the humax went to the ip address after and was presented with this message;

WARNING !!

There appear to be some hardware problems with the internal hard disk on this device.

Disk pending sector count is: 0 (was 1)
Disk offline sector count is: 0 (was 1)
 

af123

Administrator
Staff member
That's actually a good thing. The fix disk has repaired the problem sector. You just need to acknowledge the change in the value in the diagnostics/disk page and then you should be fine.
 

MontysEvilTwin

Well-Known Member
New to the forum, but have been browsing topics for years, although had the HDR-FOX T2 for many years now without a hitch.
Running latest CFW

Recently box has been behaving strangely main issue is programs taking a long time to load up and play and exit from, some omly come up with a blank screen say scrambled and/or no signal.

Have down a fix disk to hopefully solve the issue, this was performed to the end and finished rebooted the humax went to the ip address after and was presented with this message;

WARNING !!

There appear to be some hardware problems with the internal hard disk on this device.

Disk pending sector count is: 0 (was 1)
Disk offline sector count is: 0 (was 1)
The 'warning' isn't always bad. You previously had a sector needing reallocation. The message indicates that it has been reallocated. You may find that your problems have now been resolved. You could post the output from the disk diagnostics section of webif to allow further assessment of the state of your hard drive.
 
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MrSparkles

New Member
How do I post that in here?

Also I now have recordings with the message "The channel is scrambled or not available" are these recoverable?
 

MontysEvilTwin

Well-Known Member
How do I post that in here?

Also I now have recordings with the message "The channel is scrambled or not available" are these recoverable?
You could also try running the 'fixencflags' diagnostic in case any of the scrambled recordings have the on disk encrypted flag set incorrectly in the hmt files.
 

MymsMan

Ad detector
It does seem a bit odd that you get a disk problem warning when a problem is resolved

Would it be better to either bypass the message and need to acknowledge the problem or to issue a more positive message when the numbers improve
 

MikeSh

Well-Known Member
It does seem a bit odd that you get a disk problem warning when a problem is resolved

Would it be better to either bypass the message and need to acknowledge the problem or to issue a more positive message when the numbers improve
I imagine the programmer never considered the case of the number going down - it's only going to happen when someone brings a specialist tool to the game and that's not in the design remit. The code is probably very simple, e.g. "If old number not equal new number display prompt." Why waste possibly limited memory for anything more complex?
 

Black Hole

May contain traces of nut
Have you rebooted (full power off at the back) and still get the problem? Is it all recordings or just some of them? If it's only some of them, is it confined to particular channels or maybe all recordings made during a particular time period? We need to know a lot more to be able to pin this down.

Just running fixencflags without checking anything first won't tell us if it might work, or if it does work what the problem was. However, when you do come to do that you just type it into the relevant box on the Diagnostics page of the WebIF.
 
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MrSparkles

New Member
Have you rebooted (full power off at the back) and still get the problem? Is it all recordings or just some of them? If it's only some of them, is it confined to particular channels or maybe all recordings made during a particular time period? We need to know a lot more to be able to pin this down.

Just running fixencflags without checking anything first won't tell us if it might work, or if it does work what the problem was. However, when you do come to do that you just type it into the relevant box on the Diagnostics page of the WebIF.

It only started when the original problem (post) started, have rebooted many times, it is any channel during that period.
 

Black Hole

May contain traces of nut
Right - so you set a programme to record, and then play it, and anything you've recorded comes up as "scrambled"? What if you play it while it's still recording?
 
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