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I have a Gigabeat V30

I have a Toshiba gigabeat V30 PVP/MP3 player. I am hoping to get help with problems I'm having replacing the hard drive. I swapped the hard drive with an 80GB version. I was hoping I would be able to format the drive, however the gigabeat only shows the following message now: "Update or restore Portable Media Center using PC application. Read User Manual." I assume the problem is that the drive has not been formatted. The giga shows up in My Computer, but I can't sync anything to it and it only shows 1 GB capacity. I have Partition Magic, but the giga doesn't show up. How can I format the drive? Will this solve the error message above? Is it possible to install Portable Media Center separately? If so, where would I find the program? Thanks for any help you can provide.

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When you swap the hard drives did you copy the software (not music) from the old to pc.......this is the software that is needed to be on the(that you would have paste to the 80) before your place any other files on it.............

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