VS-880, VS-880EX: Force Initializing the Hard Drive

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If the VS-880 is powered off before or during the shut down procedure, the internal hard drive may become corrupted, and/or it may freeze on the 'Loading Song' screen during boot up. Use the following procedure to "force" a format of the internal hard drive:

1. Power on while holding SHIFT and STOP. The display will read "Sys Init. Drive = U?".

2. Press PARAMETER right. The display will read "Sys Physical Fmt =" . Use the TIME/VALUE Dial to select "ON".

3. Press PARAMETER right. The display will read "Sys Partition =". Use the TIME/VALUE Dial to select "1000 MB".

4. Press PARAMETER right. The display will read "Surface Scan =". Use the TIME/VALUE Dial to select "ON".

5. Press YES. The display will read "Sys Init. IDE: U OK?". Press YES.

NOTE: This will ERASE ALL DATA on the entire drive!