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"shortcut not applicable here" error message

I have my ZEN in "shuffle" mode 99% of the time I am using it and use the "next" button to advance to another song. Suddenly, now when I push the "next" button, I get an error message that says "shortcut not applicable here." I have never seen this error message before and don't know what I changed on the ZEN to cause this to happen. Anyone know what I did wrong and can tell me how to get it to work the way it used to?

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SOURCE: i have a creavtive zen v

ZenV Freezes
Have you tried updating the firmware of your Zen V Plus? I've had mine for almost an year and haven't had these issues -- I updated the firmware as soon as I unpacked it.

try downloading the
MP3 player recovery tool from Creative's website (the tool contains the latest firmware update available -- 1.15.03). Plug your ZV+ into your PC, run the program and let it update the firmware. Then format, reload your music and try it.

By the way, before updating the firmware, let the battery have a full charge, ok?

Posted on Dec 14, 2007

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SOURCE: zen v plus frozen screen on no buttons working

Zen V is dead
"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."

if that doesnt work try
How to reset Zen v +
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22T_gkkZjmM&feature=related

Posted on Dec 21, 2007

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SOURCE: Crashed?


Detach your player from the PC if it is connected, and turn off the player.
If the player stops responding, you can reset the player. To reset the player, gently
insert a thin object into the Reset hole located below the power switch.

2. Press and hold the Play button while powering on your player.

3. When the player displays the Creative logo, release the Play button.
It will display the following options:
Clean Up
Scans the player and removes invalid links from its music library.
Does not affect music files themselves.
Format (All)
Caution! Erases all content!
Save a copy of your player's content before formatting.
Reload OS/ Firmware
Caution! Erases your player's firmware.
DO NOT select the Reload Firmware option unless you have access to a PC and you have downloaded the necessary firmware to install.
Reboot Reboots the device.


I actually had this exact problem a little while ago with my Zen Sleek-- Booting straight to the Recovery menu, and only getting a generic "Harddisk problem" error screen any time I would try to do anything.
Booting straight to the Recovery menu
I decided to open it up to check out the hard drive to see what kind I would need so I could try replacing it. The data plug that attaches to the hard drive itself was partially unplugged. So, I pushed it back in all the way, put it all back together again, and turned it on just to see if something different might happen. (I had it set in my mind that the hard drive failed and I would need a new one, so I didn't expect anything different to happen) And to my surprise, it worked just like new again.

Before you go off and invest in a new hard drive, I suggest opening it up and make sure that plug is in all the way. Since you'll be opening it up in any case, it wouldn't hurt.


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Posted on Mar 17, 2008

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SOURCE: ZEN shuffle play problems

press the play button at the artists name, instead of entering an artists catergory

Posted on Mar 19, 2008

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SOURCE: About adding songs to ZEN Mosaic

The first one is a DRM error and should be solved by the FairUse4WM which you can download for free from the following link.:
http://undrm.info/remove-DRM-protection/FairUse4WM-freeware-DRM-removal-Windows-software-Strip-copy-protection-from-WMV-ASF-WMA-Windows-Media-Player.htm
This will rip the DRM off the tracks and you should be able to listen to the without problem.

The other problem could be caused by codec differences. With GSpot you can check what codec was used to create the mp3s /both the working ones and the others/. If different codecs appear than you just have to reconvert the non working ones using the codec which workes.

You can download GSpot from here, for free.:
http://www.headbands.com/gspot/

Posted on Feb 14, 2009

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Im having a problem when connecting my creative zen to my computer my computer will not read it


Hello,
When you experience next making connection:
Connecting the device to the computer Wizard found new hardware pops up.
Only this time the Windows update searching for software will not work on automatic routine:
ending up with "Cannot Install this Hardware".

Solution:
Manual performing the wizard, setting the device to USB connection type:
1. Can Windows connect to Windows Update to search for software ?
Select "No, not this time".
[Next]
2. If your hardware came with an installation CD, or floppy disk, insert it now.
Select "Install from a list or specific location(Advanced)."
[Next]
3. Please use your search and installations options.
Select "Don't search I will choose the driver to install."
[Next]
4. Select the device driver you want to install for this hardware.
Select "USB Mass Storage Device."
[Finish]

Note: when using MSC mode always safely remove hardware, the players' removable disk. The icon in the right corner of the task bar.
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Once the device can be reached in MSC mode it should be ready to install new firmware on the player:
1. Backup data on the player to the computer when not on the PC already.
2. Reinstall / update firmware from computer to the player: after this the device will have all the maps for writing data and it can be approached in MTP mode again, using application software like Windows Media Player 11.

Online support page for guides, software and firmware for the Zen Mozaic, see:
http://support.creative.com/Products/ProductDetails.aspx?catID=213&CatName=MP3+Players&subCatID=214&subCatName=ZEN&prodID=17897&prodName=ZEN+Mozaic&bTopTwenty=1&VARSET=prodfaq:PRODFAQ_17897,VARSET=CategoryID:213

Need more help, just post a comment.

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Software compatibility issues with Windows Vista


ISSUE- Software compatibility issues with Windows Vista
SYMPTOMS-
Fortunately, many applications still work fine under Windows Vista. However, there are some applications which are incompatible with Windows Vista because they are not able to handle the changes in Windows Vista compared to Windows XP. User Account Control is one of those changes to offer a better secured operating system. Sometimes, this problem is solved by (temporarily) disabling User Account Control (which can be done at the item User Accounts in the Control Panel). But for security reasons, deactivating UAC is not advised!
RESOLUTION/ WORKAROUND-
Run as administrator:
Does an application not function properly or does it show an error message every time it is used, try to run it with additional administrator rights! Because most compatibility issues are solved by running an application with additional administrator rights. By default, an application is not started with those additional rights, but this can be done manually by right clicking (the shortcut to) the application and to choose for Run as administrator. Those administrator rights can also be added by default by right clicking the shortcut to the application and to select Properties, tab Shortcut, button Advanced and to activate the option Run as administrator.
Limited permissions:
The issues concerning the limited permissions is related to the problem with the administrator rights. Without the permission to modify files in a certain location, an application is not able to save a file in this folder (as example, it is not possible to change or add files in the C:\Program Files without the permissions to do it). In most cases this problem can be solved by running an application with additional administrator rights. A better alternative is adding permissions to modify the concerning folder. This is done by right clicking the folder and to chose for Properties, tab Security, button Edit (or the button Advanced) and to activate the option Full control for the concerning user account.
Virtual Store: virtualization of files
In Windows Vista, many folders are secured, which makes it impossible for an application to make changes to the files in the folders. For example, the folder C:\Program Files is secured: only an application with additional administrator rights is able to modify the files! However, many older applications continuously try to store files in this folder, which should not be placed there. To solve this issue, Windows Vista uses virtualization of files (which are stored in the Virtual Store). The application is not aware of this virtualization, and thinks the files are stored on the prescribed location. Virtualization is done separately for every user account, the files are stored in C:\Users\loginname\AppData\Local\VirtualStore. Program Files is one of the folders in the Virtual Store, which contains the user specific settings for the applications. All users must change the settings of the virtualized applications separately. This is an advantage as well because the changes won't effect the other users.
DISABLING THE VIRTUALIZATION
Because of the virtualization, files are stored on multiple locations (every user account has it's own virtualization folder), which makes it hard to handle them (the incoming folder of the file sharing software eMule is a good example). If the virtualization is unwanted because the files (and settings) have to be applied to all user accounts? This can be realized by giving all user accounts permissions to fully control all the files in the folder which else will be virtualized. Right click the folder and chose for Properties, tab Security, select Users and set the permissions to Full Control. If this procedure is to much work, the application can be run as administrator as well. This is done automatically by right clicking the shortcut and to chose for Properties, tab Shortcut, button Advanced.
Compatibility issues with older software:
Windows Vista manages some things differently compared to previous Windows editions, which can result in compatibility issues for older software. Some of the compatibility issues are solved by running a program in the Windows XP compatibility mode. This is done with the tab Compatibility of the program shortcut Properties (available by right clicking the shortcut). The compatibility mode pretends the program it is running in an earlier Windows edition. Unfortunately, it is not always a solution to compatibility problems.

TIP: If an older program is still not functioning as it should be, a virtual environment of a previous Windows edition can be a definitive solution to the problem. Here fore, Microsoft's has created the tool Virtual PC (download: www.microsoft.com/windows/virtualpc). This software virtualizes a whole new computer on which a previous Windows version can be installed.
Which applications are compatible?
Although there are compatibility issues, there are many programs which work properly (with or without additional permissions) within Windows Vista. Microsoft investigated many programs and made a list of Windows Vista-compatible software which is devided in two categories: the software is certified for Vista or the software works with Vista. When the software is tested by Microsoft and placed in one of those categories, the vendor is allowed to label the software with the logo Certified for Windows Vista or Works with Windows Vista. The page www.iexbeta.com gives a useful summation of (almost) Windows Vista compatible software. The combination of these sources must be sufficient to tell whether a program will work properly within Windows Vista.

on May 10, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Smartphone Tips and Tricks 1. To bring out the...


Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Smartphone Tips and Tricks

1. To bring out the Shortcuts on your Screen/Desktop-> Settings/Personal/Home Screen/Home Screen Theme and select Shortcut bar, you can then select which shortcut to display if goto "Shortcuts". This will also bring out the "Track" playing being displayed when you open the Music Player.

2. Tap the Clock to bring out the Clock menu and make your alarm, alarm repeat is now built-in.

3. Tap the "General" or Date (the set Profile besides the clock) and the Profile selection menu pops out, almost similar to pressing the "Power" button in all S60, but here the Remove memory is not shown, but "Calendar" shortcut is included and the other profiles as well.

4. If you are on the Numeric Keypad, pressing the [#] key alternately will toggle the General and Silent Profiles, same as before, which means long press on zero [0] will bring out bookmarks for the Web.

5. Tapping on the displayed To do or Calendar entry will bring you immediately to that particular item.

6. Tapping the Active Icon on the Top Left (near the battery indicator) will give you shortcuts for any of the active icons.

7. Long press on the Green Call Button will still activate the Voice Command Prompt

8. Long press on the center button is similar to the Long press on the "Menu" key (the yin-yang key on most S60) which will bring out the menu for all the active applications.

9. Go to Applications/File Manager and setup "Backup" for automated backup schedule of your phone data.

10. How to update your Nokia 5800 firmware using your phone.
Press*#0000# to display phone factory information and firmware
Now press options and select check for updates
The newest update is sent to your phone from nokia
Download and install updates.
This is done using GPRS or WIFI Connectivity.

General Tips
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1. Use Dialer and press # for about 2 seconds will switch the profile between Silent and General; press and hold 0 will open the web browser; press and hold 1 will open the voice mailbox

2. There is a shortcut key for Music, Gallery, Share, Video, Web shortcut at the top right corner just below the front camera

3. Press and hold the Green caller button when standby mode will activate the voice command. You could call the name from the contact or application name.

4. Organize your sms by grouping them like outlook by Messaging -> Option -> Setting -> Text message -> Other -> Show messages in groups -> Yes

5. Notification light will blink if there is unread sms/missed call. It could be turned off at Settings -> Notification light -> Off

6. If the touch input is not accurate, you could calibrate your screen at Touch Input-> Touch Screen Calibration -> ( Tap around the 4 dots at the corner)

7. Turning control functions:
a. Rotate your screen horizontal or vertical
b. Silence your phone for incoming call by rotate your phone with screen facing down.
c. Snooze the alarm by rotating phone screen facing down

8. Theme effect will give 3D and transition effect if on but will slow down your tube considerably. Settings -> Personal -> Themes -> General -> Themes effects -> On/Off

9. Shortcut to exit application : Press and hold the middle white button then press and hold the program that you wish to quit, an open/exit option will pop out (useful for those haven’t install handy taskman yet)

10. When using handwriting input, slide from left to right is Spacebar, right to left is Backspace

11. Organize your menu by Menu -> option -> organize. You could drag and drop the location of the application you wish to relocate.




Battery saving Tips
==============

1. Always turn off wireless scanning, Blue-tooth when not in use
2. For those not using 3G, choose your network mode to “GSM” instead of “Dual mode” which will consume more battery. Settings -> Connectivity -> Network mode -> GSM
3. Less Display Light
a. Setting -> Phone -> Display -> light sensor (move the slider to the left)
b. Setting -> Phone -> Display -> Light Time-Out (lesser time to save battery but annoying if too short while you are playing games)
4. Always terminate the application properly that is not using by using Option ->Exit. It might be running background and consuming battery which you don’t know.




Memory Saving Tips
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1. Restart your phone if the memory less than 30MB, you could either soft reset (User a dialer and dial 5 * * then call) or hard reset by pressing the power button

2. Use Handy Taskman to close all application regularly or kill application that is not in use.






Camera & Picture tips
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1. Some noise could be reduced if set the ISO sensitivity to low instead of auto.

2. When viewing pictures, you could use your stylus to view for previous (slide left) or next (slide right) picture like iphone feature.

Video
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For converting video that is high quality to play at 5800, should use the mp4 format as below (All is 16:9 widescreen):
a) Xvid @ 678kbps resolution 480×272
b) Xvid @794kpbs resolution 640×352
c) H.264 @ 512kbps resolution 400×224
d) H.264 @ 550kbps resolution 400×224 (Recommended)




Music tips
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1. If you can’t find your songs after transferring from your pc to memory card, go to music player -> Option -> Refresh library

Application Tips
=============

1. Always install your phone theme on the memory cards. This is because if some theme does not work (Christmas tree) then you need to flash your phone.

2. Uninstall your application in proper way. Use Menu -> Setting -> Application mgr. -> Installed apps -> Choose application then option n uninstall






5800 Hard Reset(credit goes to ArunGupta)
=============
WANNA HARD RESET YOUR NOKIA 5800 XM?

JUST PUT *#7370# AND THEN PUT LOCK CODE(I.E 12345) BACK UP YOUR PHONE MEMORY BEFORE DOING THIS

NEW LOCK CODE METHOD FOR NOKIA 5800XM

PRESS GREEN KEY + RED KEY + CAMERA KEY WHILE BOOTING YOUR 5800 JUST PRESS IT UNTIL YOUR DEVICE RESTARTS

This method is for nokia 5800 XM

on Mar 05, 2010 | Cell Phones

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My Zen is stuck on DJ mode and Shuffle mode. HELP!


Hold down the back button until a little gray screen appears. Then scroll down to Play Mode and select normal.

Jul 03, 2009 | Creative Labs Creative Technology Zen MP3...

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Argh! Shuffle always starts on the same song!


if you hit the back button first and let it show the last song in the list, then go back to the first by hitting next, then it shiuld work

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Can't launch camera software after updating. windows XP


Always Start an Application in Administrator Mode on Windows Vista. Many utilities need to be run as administrator in order to function properly. All shortcuts in Windows Vista have a special property that you can set that will allow the application to run as Administrator. To set this property, just right-click on any shortcut, and click the Advanced button on the Shortcut page to get to the Advanced Properties dialog. You’ll see a dialog with a checkbox for “Run as administrator”. From now on, the application will always run as administrator if you use the shortcut to launch it.

Dec 06, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Bookmarks in zen


For Creative Vision M:
While playing the book or song click on the bottom right button, ->= ,to set a bookmark at the current location. Then use bottom left button, <- ,to go to the top level menu and select System->Player Settings->My Shortcut Button->Jump to:->Bookmarks. After setting the shortcut button to jump to bookmarks, you can then go to a previously set bookmark at any time by clicking on the top left button, ->.

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ZEN shuffle play problems


press the play button at the artists name, instead of entering an artists catergory

Feb 25, 2008 | Creative Labs Zen Digital Media Player

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Error with Napster


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To use an MP3 player with online music subscription services, the following is needed:
  • A specific application from the online music service provider
  • Windows Media Player 11.
  • Windows XP Service Pack 2 or Vista. To check the Service Pack version, click on Start, Control Panel and then System.
  • An MP3 player with MTP/PlaysForSure firmware installed. Currently, the following players support PlaysForSure either out of box or with an available firmware upgrade: ZEN Vision W, ZEN V Plus, ZEN V, ZEN Vision:M, ZEN Vision, ZEN Sleek Photo, ZEN Micro, ZEN MicroPhoto, ZEN Sleek, ZEN Touch, ZEN Xtra, and ZEN PMC.

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Freezes at "rebuilding library"


I just found this on another website and it seems to be working so give it a shot


Listen!!!!! Anyone having problems try this before you blame the product. Turn off player........remove battery.......hold on button ON and put battery back in while still holding the power button on. When power comes on release the power button. You should now see a clean format and re-boot screen. Use the clean function two times. After the second time go down to reboot and should be fine. Worked for me. The Zen Micro Photo is a sweet mp3 player. Dont blame the product for something YOU most likely did. This will fix 99% of your players problems

Nov 12, 2007 | Creative Labs Zen MicroPhoto MP3 Player

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