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CAN'T FORMAT hey, i've been trying to format my mp3 player 'cause the files show in the folders but in the mp3 player don't, when i click format it doesn't work, what can i do ? i've tried many ways :S:S

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Do following: 2. change lock switch to orange position 3. Press and hold rec button (at left side) 4. while pressing the rec button, turn the player on 5. it will appear the boot menu. connect the USB cable and try to continue the firmware 6. if it doesn't work, do a firmware downgrade. download this file: 7. execute the application while in boot mode good luck darek

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Everytime when i switch on my gigabeat f20, it shows this error.NO SYSTEM FOUND ON HDD. i've tried formating but once this error appears, you can't do anything. Sometimes it shows SYSTEM ERROR.

Hi theofrimp109,

This error usually happens when the firmware has been corrupted or deleted. The easiest way to correct this is by updating the firmware. You may also try to restore the firmware data by following the steps below.

1. Connect the gigabeat to your computer using a USB cable.

2. Start Explorer on the PC.

3. Open the folder in which the gigabeat room is installed.
--> The folder in which the gigabeat room is installed can be opened by clicking [Start] [All Programs] [TOSHIBA gigabeat room 2.0] [gigabeat room 2.0
Program Folder]. Usually, the folder will be found in C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\gigabeat room 2.0.

4. If you can't find the folder, please go inside the gigabeat then click on [tools], [folder option], go to [view tab] then select [show hidden files and folders].

5. Now, inside the gigabeat root, copy a folder named "GBSYSTEM" located in the folder that was opened in Step 3.

6. Use "Safely Remove Hardware" and disconnect the gigabeat.

Hope it helps.

Thank you for using FixYa.

Jun 28, 2011 | Toshiba Gigabeat MEG-F20S MP3 Player

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My new Eclipse Cld Mp3 player says it has no files, even when I've made sure files are on it. Why is this?

This same thing happened to me. Here is what to do.
**********Before you do this make sure that you have copies of everything that you have on your mp3 player somewhere else because they will be erased from the player.********

1. Plug your player into your pc
2. Go to the start menu and select "computer" or "my computer"
3. Look for your player. It may say "removable disk" or "eclipse" or something. VERIFY THAT IT IS INDEED YOUR ECLIPSE PLAYER. If you do not verify it then you may severely screw something up or could potentially lose important files.
4. Once you are POSITIVE that you have found your eclipse player, right click on it and select format.
5. Make sure that you have selected "FAT32" as the file system
6. Uncheck the box labeled "quick format"
7. Click the "start" button
8. Wait for the Formatting to complete. (it will take a long long time)
9. This is also important. Always us the "safely remove hardware" feature in windows before disconnecting your player. I think this is why the issue came up in the first place.

For me, It took 3 attempts at formatting for it to work. So if it doesn't work the first time, just do it again. You aren't harming anything as long as you've backed up your music.

Hope this helps.

Oct 31, 2010 | MP3 & Digital Media Players

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Sony nwz-b133f not working

if you have the initial executing files that were on your mp3 when you bye,

Format your Mp3 on PC by FAT32 format and copy those on your Mp3 player folder

Sep 16, 2009 | Sony NWZB133F MP3 Player

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Cannot delete file.

Most PMP's come with a format option in the settings menu. Back up any important files (if any) and format your player. This usually fixes most hard drive related problems.

Jan 14, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Sandisk sansa c250(2GB) MP3 player

Try this...

Step 1: open up your sansa folder
Step 2: In your player folder click tools --> folder options --> View.
Step 3: Under hidden files and folders click 'show hidden files and folders, click ok.
Step 4: The folder would now show up.

May 08, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa c250 (2 GB) MP3 Player...

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RCA Pearl TH1101A Mp3 Player

Hi there.

There are 2 ways to delete songs from your Sansa E260: By browsing the folders containing the songs, or by formatting the player.

To browse the player, it's important to know first that the player has 2 modes: MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) and MSC (Mass Storage1.gif Class). Music files saved on one mode would not be seen in the other mode when browsed through Windows Explorer.
You can switch modes by navigating your E260's menu using the following:

Menu >> Settings >> USB Mode

Next, plug your player in your PC and open Windows Explorer. You should first set your Explorer to "Show hidden Files1.gif and Folders" by going to the "Tools" menu (located on menu lists on Windows Explorer window), then choosing "Folder Options", then enabling the "Show Hidden Files and Folders" radio1.gif button

Deleting Music files under MTP Mode:

1. Your player should appear as a Sansa E260 icon in Explorer as a "Portable Audio Device". Double left-click this icon to browse the player.
2. You'll find a "PPI NAND" sub-folder. Again, double left-click on this sub-folder.
3. You'll find a series of sub-folders, one of which should be titled "Music". Double left-click this to open it.
4. Your music should appear as individual files or folders. Delete this to remove the file(s) from the player

Deleting Music files under MTP Mode:

1. Your player should appear as a Drive letter and entitled either as a "Removable Drive" or as "Sansa E260"
2. Double left-click on this drive letter to browse the player
3. You may find your music files immediately on this folder, or you'll find a series of sub-folders, one of which should be titled "Music". Double left-click this to open it and view your music files.
4. Delete the music files you want, and they should be removed from the player

Deleting files through Format:

1. Formatting the player erases all files in the player, and oftentimes this is the best option to ensure that all files are removed and any corruption eliminated. Also, it is best to format the player when in MSC mode.
2. When the appears as a drive letter (under MSC mode), right-click on that drive letter and select "Format". On the "Format" pop-up window, click "Start" to begin the format process.
3. Follow the on-screen prompts and safely remove the player from your PC when the "Format Complete" display appears.
4. Unplug the player from the PC and when the player is powered up, the message "No Files" should appear on the player's LCD screen
5. Switch the mode back to "MTP", or continue to use "MSC". Note: It is best to use "MTP" when you are transferring subscription music to the player

I hope this helps. :)

Jan 25, 2008 | RCA TH1101 MP3 Player

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My mp3 player won't format

This may be caused due to damaged firmware but can be recovered by firmware upgrade. Click on the link given below to download the Firmware folder on your computer. When done, refer to file "procedure.doc", a Word file included in the Firmware folder, and follow the procedure to upgrade the Firmware of MP3 player. Download the Firmware folder at

Dec 25, 2007 | Curtis SMP228 MP3 Player

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"a service installation section in this INF is invalid"

If the player is showing up in your Windows' Device Manager under "portable devices" with a yellow "!":

1.) Right-click the yellow "!" and choose "update driver".
2.) When given the option to connect to Windows Update, choose "no, not this time" and click next.
3.) Choose "Install from a specific location (advanced)" and click next.
4.) Choose "Don't search. I will choose the driver to install" and click next.
5.) Click the "Have Disk" button. Browse to C:\Windows\inf and choose the file marked "wpdmtp.inf"

I can't believe the generic players have such crappy support when so many people have this problem! I think the Windows file problem might be caused by "compressing old files" when you do a disk cleanup.

Oct 15, 2007 | RCA OPAL M4001 MP3 Player

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Samsung YP-U2 MP3 Player won't play songs

Hey,actually mine is aYP-U2 ZW/XSA white colour piece.
What happened to it I don't Know........Only its showing songs folders & It also showing some AutoRun.........It's not showing any settings etc when I go back.............
could u Please tell me How to resolve this problem?

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