Set up in the menu is probably firmware in the drive case, not actually on the hard drive itself. Most mechanical hard drives don't take drops on the floor too well. It could be anything physical, drive head(s) jammed, motor spindle dislocated. Too bad, I hear those were expensive. You could contact the mfgr. to see if it's repairable and at what price.
Im hopeing it's phsyical, it was 180 euro in a sale, the 1.5 is now 170 in HN, im leaving it in with somebody this friday, id rather go a week without my shoes than a week without my media player, but if it's fixable i dont mind. I'll let everybody know how i get on, hopefully it's good news.
Thank's for taking the time to reply.
ps: i find the player quite slow when changing from movie to movie, maby 10 to 15 seconds, feels like an hour, do you know of any way to speed this up?