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Creative Zen Vision M freezez upon start-up

When I try to turn on my device the blue light comes on but the device seems to freeze. It doesn't respond to anything and can't even be turned off....simply freezes. I don't think I can even format it because I can't access it to change anything. Any suggestions?
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  • ashley0 Sep 05, 2008

    The same thing is happening to me. I cannot turn it on or off but when I plug it in, whether it be to through usb or the wall, a blue light fills the screen and I can't do anything.

    thanks,
    Ashley


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If you connect it to a computer and use the zen media explorer there is a format option

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posted on Feb 25, 2009 abeales
If you have windows set to do automatic updates, you most likely had a windows update installed that caused this conflict with Win Media Player 11. No fix has been posted by Microsoft yet, so the only workaround is to Uninstall/Rollback Windows Media Player 11. Goto <Control Panel<Add/Remove Programs and remove Windows Media Player 11. Follow prompts, restart computer when prompted to. Also uninstall Windows Media Player 11 Runtime application following same procedure above.
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This is a windows problem, not a creative problem. Dont blame Creative for the screwed up hotfixes that Microsoft puts out on a regular basi

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http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum/showthread.php?t=18859

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Q. How to reset Zen v +
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22T_gkkZjmM&feature=related

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"If your Zen V is dead, wont respond to anything, try this, plug it in to the computer, hold the power switch in the on position, THEN trigger the reset button, worked like a charm for mine, I had thought it a lost cause."

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