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How do you defrag your go gear?

I have selected "My Computer" and have found "Removable Disk" field in the "Device with Removable Storage". Then I click Right mouse's button and get a menu. This menu has field "Format...". I select it. Menu disappears and nothing happens.

Could you suggest another way for disk defragmentation, please?

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  • plotnikov Sep 15, 2008

    Yes, I have try to reload firmware by doing an Update in Philips Device Manager. During the updating procedure I have received a message "Device update failed" (after that the same message have appeared when I try to recover player). As a result any PC do not see player at all. When I connect player to PC the player's display do not light up. Display light up only when I try to recovery player again using Philips Firmware Manager. But if I try to obtain go gear's properties (right button click) I get full disk space = 0 Byte as well as free disk space = 0 Byte.

    In the Internet I have known sach problems sometimes appear for usual flash disks. And people in that case try to find program which can format their disks. So I have decide defrag my player because I have no any other idea now.


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You don't need to defrag this, nor can you.  By clicking the format button, you erased the player's native format. Try reloading the firmware by doing an Update in Philips Device Manager.

Posted on Sep 13, 2008

  • Corey Knoettgen
    Corey Knoettgen Sep 15, 2008

    If you received the "device update failed" message, then you might want to consider replacing the player. You would have to reload ALL system files/folders in the GoGear, and I have not yet found anyone who knows how to do it for this model. Sorry to hear about the trouble.

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