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Syncronizing not comp[leting between windows media and MP3

When trying to sync songs to MP3, windows indicates that sync is in progress however the process never finalizes and no songs are written to the MP3. Any help?

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  • kymie101 Jan 03, 2009

    sychronize to continue your music subscription keeps flashing

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SKIP THE WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER! JUST DRAG AND DROP AS BELOW:
(to clear or 'erase' skip to format -below)
1ST: Just try to 'reset' by holding down the main center button AND pushing UP on the lock/off-on button, for about 8-9 seconds,
It will then 'refresh' the database, shouldn't lose anything,
OR:
Most other problems can be fixed ultimately by the following;
REFORMAT the SansaDisk Clip by finding it in My Computer and right click then just 'format' the thing. THEN drag and drop new music into it (or books), DRAG and DROP, you apparently erase the thing with a 'FORMAT' ....BUT - it's .sys files remain and it is like new {as in empty}
This usually fixes almost anything, should even erase a virus (I'm guessing) but shouldn't hurt it.
Good Luck!

-simple 'drag and drop' from my MUSIC folder seems to work just fine for me...

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