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How to format raw sandisk 250 hard drive with window xp.i couldnot use this mp3 player after i used this device to transfer files from one computer to the other.after transferring the file,i deleted the file and connected to a computer through usb port.The sandisk 250 displayed the following massage"not enough space for music DB.Please free 4MB.".There was no way for me to achieve this because i did not know how.The properties of this device showed the following information: file system: raw used space: 0 bytes free space :0 bytes capacity: 0 bytes when i brought this sandisk 250,there was 2 gb capacity

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  • nbraves1994 Nov 27, 2008

    the music DB space is full

  • charlen595 Dec 24, 2008

    I have a similar problem with a USB drive that somehow got deleted and when trying to format it states the flesystem is raw and is write protected - any clues?

  • recto_jasper Mar 11, 2009

    how to format raw sandisk 250 hard drive with window xp.i couldnot use this mp3 player after i used this device to transfer files from one computer to the other.after transferring the file,i deleted the file and connected to a computer through usb port.The sandisk 250 displayed the following massage"not enough space for music DB.Please free 4MB.".There was no way for me to achieve this because i did not know how.The properties of this device showed the following information:
    file system: raw
    used space: 0 bytes
    free space :0 bytes
    capacity: 0 bytes
    when i brought this sandisk 250,there was 2 gb capacity

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Alright, plug the player in with your USB cable.

Open "My Computer" and find in on the list of drives and CD-Roms. It will be called something like "Audio Device" or "Removable Storage Device". Make sure you find the correctly icon for the player.

Right click the player then select the format option. You'll probably want to use a FAT32 format as it is the usual format for MP3 players and flash drives of the like. This will totally erase any files on the player, so be forewarned before you complete this.

Raw file system is basically the media in it's standard state. All the information is recorded as zero's and this is how your computer is seeing it. It is either reporting incorrectly due to bad file system error, or simple was formatted incorrectly.

Give that a try, let me know what happens. :) Hope it helps.

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" The following steps finally fixed everything for me. While it may seem long, it only takes about 15 minutes and should fix everything.

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