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My zen will not come out of recovery mode

When i turn on my creative zen it does not come out of recovery mode. I tried to reboot everything and tried to do what I can.

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  • Anonymous Oct 03, 2008

    My Creative Labs ZEN V Plus MP3 is also stuck in recovery mode. The reset button doesn't work. My laptop won't recognize the device or says it's busy when I try to take any actions on the menu that is briefly displayed until it goes back to the "Recovery Mode" screen. Please help!

  • Anonymous Oct 03, 2008

    My Zen VPlus is also stuck in recovery mode and I have had it charging for 15 hours. Ideas??

  • nickoftn Oct 20, 2008

    My Zen VPLUS is in recovery mode. I have tried everthing & still does not work.It is fully chagred. Please help?

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Stuck in recovery mode--would love to avoid buying a new mp3


I had the same problem as your and it stopped working yesterday. After search for helps and now it is working again after I reloaded the firmware. But unfortunately everything is gone. You have to reload your musics again. You can try this out: 1) go to creative labs website to download the "Recovery Tool". 2) at Recovery Mode of your zen there are options: Clean Up, Format All, Reload Firmware, and Reboot. Try out Clean Up first if it still not working then try to Format All. After that try the Reload Firmware. After you done the Reload Firmware. 3) Shut down your Zen and try to connect it to your computer. Now your Zen will automaticlly power On and computer will recognize it as a drive. 4) Open the Recovery Tool you have downloaded at creative labs website. This tool will detect your Zen and follow it's instructions: It works with my windows Vista. Well, it works for me, I think it will work for your too. Good Luck!
May God bless.

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The recovery tool mentioned above is not designed for the sleek photo. You need to download the firmware for the sleek photo from creative's site. Now we need to get your player recognized to get the firmware loaded. If you have Windows Media Player 11, it needs to be removed. Also remove WMP runtime. After that, restart the pc and your player should be recognized. You can then double click on the firmware program to run it. It might say something like, this firmaware is already installed...do you want to reload it? Click yes to reload.

I had the same problem with my sleek photo. Once I got rid of WMP and the runtime everything worked like a charm.

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Hi! I think you should try this (i've already tried it and it works):
1- Unplug your Zen from your Computer.
2-Turn off your Zen (if you can't do it, press the "Reset" button)
3- BEFORE turning on your Zen, press your "Play" button and hold it while you turn on.
4-When a format menu appears, select the "Format All" option (you'll loose all your Zen data).
5-When the format menu reapears, select the "Reboot" option and listo! You have your Zen as new and should not have problem. Good luck!

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Hi you can try going to Creative's website and downloading there Creative MP3 Player Recovery Toolsoftware and what that does is update everything and most of the timeit will fix what the problem . I would try that first.

Ihope this helps

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Help me please I am getting crazy


Get the Recovery Tool from Creative's website

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Hello,

Have you tried to load the firmware? First you'll need to download the firmware to your PC from Creative's website: Click here. After you've downloaded it, connect your Zen via USB to your PC and open the firmware icon, then click "Upgrade."

For more detailed instructions on how to troubleshoot your Zen, click here

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I agree, use the Reload Firmware tool on recovery mode and then upgrade the firmware from the website. If you get "firmware failed!", then try it from a different computer.

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Replace hard drive
http://www.hardwarezone.com/articles/view.php?cid=9&id=1331

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Sounds like the hard drive is bad, was the unit dropped?

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· Download recovery tool off creative's website.

http://us.creative.com/support/downloads/

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