HDR-Fox T2 Constant Deleting

Blu

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I've noticed some old threads that refer to the same problems i'm experiencing. Are there any 2019 solutions? Also I cannot rewind live tv, recording light on but no recordings are being saved. Edit channels & Installation both greyed out.

Any advice please! Thanks
 

Luke

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The solution remains fixdisk.
https://wiki.hummy.tv/wiki/Maintenance_Mode_Disk_Check

What has improved for those who are not interested in checking if there is anything else wrong with their disk is that the fix for the "Constant Deleting" issue is given as an option far nearer the start of its checking.
What you need to do isn't as technical, or as complex, as it may first appear. Also if you haven't already got the custom firmware installed you may easily find that it has other advantages for you.
 
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Blu

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Thanks for your response Luke could I please ask how do I go about getting the custom firmware installed? Do I need to down load this software on to a USB stick then???
 

Black Hole

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Everything you need to know is described here (even the deleting problem):

 

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The biggest hassle with installing the CF can be finding a USB stick that works - the Humax can be quite picky.
If one doesn't work try another. Older small drives tend to work better than larger ones.
 

Black Hole

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Hi what size usb stick is best?
That's a difficult question. The point is that the firmware update process only has access to old USB storage drivers, so any UPD that needs more recent drivers won't work. You're looking for old and therefore small UPDs, and it's just a case of keep trying until you find one that does work.

To test: put a firmware update file on the candidate UPD, plug it in and reboot. If the HDR starts into the firmware update screen... bingo, you've found one that works.

Things Every... (click) section 12.
 
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Blu

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Thanks for the tips everyone, finally ive got time to do this, so i need to purchase a 512 MG high speed 0.3 flash drive? Is this correct.

Many thanks
Blu
 
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Blu

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Fat32 format? can i find in argis curry's jlewis, any computer high street store?


Regards
Blu
 

Luke

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Do you have any spare USB sticks, or external hard drives?

Some do have difficulty finding one that is recognised, but ...
I've had a 1TB portable hard drive work (formatted by me as FAT32).
I've had 128GB USB3 sticks work.
I've also had other USB sticks work (some preformatted FAT32, and some formatted by me as FAT32).
The only USB sticks/drive I've tried and not worked is a one of the earliest USB sticks (because its capacity was too small to store the update), and a specialist single layer flash drive.
 
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Blu

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Got from Argos cat no158/8648 Scan Disk Ultra USB 3.0 16GB FLASH DRIVE. will this work ? I don't have any spare drives or usbs
Thanks
Blu
 

Trev

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Try it and see. It's the only way to be sure except that it has to have the correct format. Usually older/smaller devices are used and once you have found one that works, mark it's card for future use.
 

everthewatcher

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If the 512MB size came from my comment I was only saying that was the one that I've been using, simply because it's too small to be much use for anything else. Before I found it I was using whichever 2 or 4GB one came to hand. The only one that's not been liked is an ancient Integral 128MB.
 
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Blu

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Seasonal Greetings All
Advise Please
I have a USB Flash Drive ready to transfer the Firmware in order to rectify the constant my faulty hard drive. The constant deleting message, cannot record, rewind live TV, edit channels etc.
Is it correct that certain types of software upgrades will NOT delete my existing recordings, I think (factory reset). But in order to resolve my hard drive issues I will have to loose my recordings. So can I transfer my recordings on to an external hard drive? can I copy even HD recordings ? I have a brand new WD My Passport 2TB external drive, will this work? Also I have to format the new drive to FAT32 so when I plugged it in the first option was Do I want this drive for Windows or Mac use.
Question: Humax uses a Mac's? address. Although my computer is Windows Do I need to upload the drive for Mac use? as it will be used with my smart TV and to hopefully copy over my saved recordings of films TV.

My priority is to save my recordings any advise in simple layman's terms would be much appreciated.

Humax HDR - FOX T2 -
SOFTWARE FHTCP1.03.12
last Update: 7/02/14

Thank you
Blu
 
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Luke

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Is it correct that certain types of software upgrades will NOT delete my existing recordings, I think (factory reset). But in order to resolve my hard drive issues I will have to loose my recordings.
No, that is incorrect.

Neither installing or running fix-disk to resolve the constant 'delete' issue removes your recordings.
 
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Black Hole

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Everything you need to know is already here:

Quick Guide to Disk Recovery (click)

The custom firmware (see below) includes utilities to recover from disk problems non-destructively (or as little destruction as possible anyway). One such which requires urgent attention is the "continuous delete" problem - which proceeds to work its way through your recorded content, deleting it with no way to stop it (turning off and turning on doesn't help). Other symptoms include picture break-ups during HiDef playback, or even during normal live viewing, and the inability to record anything at all.
 

Luke

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Everything you need to know is already here:

Quick Guide to Disk Recovery (click)
There are at least two different issues that could be referred to as either "continuous delete" or "Constant Deleting".
One is where "*Deleting..." is persistent on the menus, and other functions concerning recording, or impacted by recording, are not operable.
The other is described in your link and the behaviour is identical to someone accidentality pressing the green remote button when they meant to use the red remote button just prior to deleting a top level recording or folder.

The "continuous delete" mentioned in that link is the second of those two issues. As far as I can see your link does not mention the first issue. From Blu's original description I thought Blu has the first of those two issues, plus if it was the second issue then all the recording would now be deleted which by the sound of it isn't the case.
 
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