BR-1200, BR-1200CD: SYMPTOM: "Drive Busy" Message Appears (USB)

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Receiving a "Drive Busy" message indicates that the hard drive has accumulated fragmentation. We recommend backing up all of your data and then initializing the hard drive to clear out the fragmentation. To avoid receiving this message, initialize the hard drive every 3 months if the unit is being used constantly or every 6 months if the unit is being used only occasionally. The following steps will guide you through the Song Backup, Drive Initialize and Song Recover procedures:

Song Backup:

  1. Connect the BR-1200CD and a computer with a standard A/B USB cable.
  2. Press the UTILITY button.
  3. Use the CURSOR buttons to select "USB" and then press ENTER.
  4. Use the CURSOR buttons to select "BACKUP" and then press ENTER. The BR-1200CD begins to communicate with your computer. When a connection with the computer has been established, the message changes to “Copy Song/Data Files to computer.”
    • Windows—a window appears on your computer with the files and folders from the BR-1200CD's hard drive. If this window does not appear, click on the Windows (or Start) icon on the bottom-left of your computer screen and then select "My Computer" (or "Computer). The BR-1200CD (or "Removable Disk") icon will be in Devices with Removable Storage.
    • Mac OS X—double-click on the "BR-1200CD" (or "Removable Disk") icon that is added to your computer's desktop.
  5. Select all of the files and folders in the BR-1200CD's hard drive and copy them to your computer. This can be your Desktop or a backup folder that you have created.
    Caution:
    Do not change the names or locations of any files or folders. Doing so will cause the backup to be non-recoverable.
  6. As soon as the file transfer is complete, press EXIT on the BR-1200CD—"Disconnect USB OK?" appears on the BR-1200CD.
  7. Press ENTER. The backup is complete.

Drive Initialize:
Caution: Initializing erases all contents on the hard drive.

  1. Press UTILITY.
  2. CURSOR to "HDD," and press ENTER.
  3. CURSOR to "Initialize," and press ENTER.
  4. Use the TIME/VALUE dial to change the FORMAT MODE to "Surface Scan."
  5. Cursor to "GO," and press ENTER.
  6. The message "Are you sure?" will be displayed, press ENTER. The hard drive will begin to initialize.

Song Recover:

  1. Connect the BR-1200CD and a computer with a standard A/B USB cable.
  2. Press the UTILITY button.
  3. Use the CURSOR buttons to select "USB" and then press ENTER.
  4. Use the CURSOR buttons to select "RECOVER" and then press ENTER. When connection with the computer has been established, “Copy Song/Data Files to computer” appears in the BR-1200CD's display. 
  5. On your computer, select all of the contents of the backup files and folders that will be loaded (recovered) into the BR-1200CD. These are the files that you previously backed up in the "Song Backup" portion of this article.
  6. Drag all of the backup contents into the “BR-1200CD” (or “Removable Disk (*:)”) icon on the computer.
    NOTE: You may encounter messages verifying that it is all right to overwrite certain files—you should select “YES” in every instance. WARNING: This will erase all of the contents in the BR-1200CD's hard drive and replace them with your backup files and folders.
  7. When the file transfer process is complete, press EXIT on the BR-1200CD.
  8. When "Disconnect USB OK?" appears in the BR-1200CD's display, press ENTER.