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Creative vision not recognized by computer

My creative is not recognized by the computer. the battery charges and thats it. also when i turn it on it rebuilds, but it doesn't rebuild completely only about 75%.i wanted to take it to a repair shop i saw on your page here in Brooklyn,nyc called Downtown computer-Tech but they have no address and no phone#

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    Like the previous poster, I can charge the player but my computer does not recognize the device. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the player, but it still will not work. There are no songs on the device, so there is nothing to clear.

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Hello,

This sounds like it might be a hard drive problem that can likely be fixed by simply formatting it. To format it, first put it into Recovery Mode. Do this: put a paperclip in the Reset hole while holding the power button in the On position. Then release the paperclip and continue to hold the power button until it goes to the Recovery Mode screen. You should at this point select "Format All," then "Scan Disk/Cleanup," then "Reboot." If it still gets stuck at the same spot, then its going to be a hardware failure.

Click here to view my step-by-step troubleshooting guide.
Click here to send in your device for free diagnostic testing.

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Yo try to clear the player manualy artist by artist then try to hook it up and that dosen't do it i don't know what will.

Posted on Oct 02, 2008

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