Tip & How-To about Creative Labs Zen Touch MP3 Player

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These devices (Zen Touch) are extremely fragile. Mine fell a distance of 2 feet while on, and I had to reset it format it delete everything and load firmware and start over.


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Zen Touch in Recovery Mode


can you choose any of the options 1-4? try to clean up.

Jun 24, 2008 | Creative Labs Zen Touch MP3 Player

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My creative Zen 8Gb wont allow more than 597 songs..


I'll run a cleanup on your zen, if that doesn't work then you should format it and re-transfer everything. Additionally, you may want to upgrade your players firmware.

How to enter the Zen’s Recovery Mode for Clean Up, Format All, Reload Firmware, and Reboot:

1. With the Zen off, press and hold the "play/pause" button.

2. Continue to hold until you perform Steps 3 and 4. If you accidentally release the button, start the procedure again.

3. Gently push the end of a thin object (like a pin or straightened paperclip) into the Reset hole. You should be able to feel the release click of the button.

4. Slide the On/Off/Lock switch towards the power button and hold until the boot screen appears on the display.

The Recovery Mode screen appears, and four menu items are shown:

Clean Up: A cleanup of the file system and database files takes place. All (uncorrupted) data should stay in tact. When the cleanup is complete, select Reboot. Your player restarts and starts rebuilding its music library. All files should remain intact unless they were detected as being corrupt.

Format All: This will completely reset the Zen and remove all user stored files on it.

Reload Firmware: This will prepare the Zen to accept a reload, new, or older firmware based on the specific firmware file you download and execute on a computer. Selecting this option will prevent your Zen from being able to boot, so make sure you have the firmware file on you computer and ready to load.

Reboot: This will execute a soft reboot of the Zen's operating system.

How to Clean Up, Delete Temp Files, and Reformat the Zen using Zen Media Explorer:

1. Plug the Zen.
2. Go to Zen Media Explorer.
3. Select "Settings and Information".
4. Select the "Tools" Tab.
5. This page will show you the options to Clean Up, Delete Temp Files, and Reformat the Zen.

(Warning: When reformatting, you will lose all files you put on the Zen)

Jun 19, 2008 | Creative Labs Zen Digital Media Player

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At wit's end with Zen Touch


have you done a clean ? if that doesnt work you will have to format.

Mar 14, 2008 | Creative Labs Zen Touch MP3 Player

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Creative Zen Touch stuck in "recovery mode"


for anyone else who still have unusable devices and the device is not there for the firmware but it is for anything else do this:

1. Plug in the player.
2. Goto device manager remove it's drivers and remove USB Roots (dont worry they'll all reload)
3. Reboot and unplug the player.
4. After windows loads goto add/remove programs and uninstall windows media player. Select downgrade.
5. If it asks you to reboot do so.
6. Then locate c:\program files\creative and just manually delete the folder you can put it back on if you wish later but it's useless and outdated junk.

Now reboot. Plug the device in and install the firmware.

If this works as good for me as anyone else lemme know.

Dan

Feb 03, 2008 | Creative Labs Zen Touch MP3 Player

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