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I keep getting "another instance of this setup is already running"

When i run the install CD i keep getting that and its starting to bug me because this is the first time i've used the thing

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Hi soso, any luck with your prpoblem. Happy to help.


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I dont know how to install the firmware for my mp4 i really need help


Do you have the CD for the SMPK8858 ?

Then put the CD into the CD drive or DVD drive of your computer and explore the CD, for the firmware update look under:
\Firmware Upgrade tool\ConsumerUpdate\setup.exe
1. explore or double click folder Firmware Upgrade tool
2. explore or double click folder ConsumerUpdate
3. run or double click file setup.exe: this will start the installation of the update software on your computer.

After the installation of the setup.exe file, run the firmware update program to start the update for your player.

Most Sylvania players will have a CD provided. When you don't have it, download the driver (a zip file) from Curtis:
After the download unzip the file with WinZip or WinRar:
now look for the firmware installation program under
SYL_SMPK8858_DRIVER \ SMPK8858 \ Firmware Upgrade tool\ConsumerUpdate \ setup.exe
Double click the setup.exe, the same procedure as when using the CD.

There is also a manual for SPMK8858 (a pdf file) online:

Jul 17, 2010 | Sylvania SMPK8858 MP3 Player

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Zen touch not recognized as connected

uninstall Media Player 11 (rollback) or get Media Player 10 to install. This seems to be key.
3. You will then need to go to the microsoft web site and download kb891122 (If you have an old version of Media Player 10 get the new version. Make sure you remember where they were downloaded and what they are called. 4. Go to the manual creative downloads and get (a) the latest drivers from the creative web site which would also allow you to use the latest firmware and (b) the latest firmware. 5. Remove all Creative software and drivers from the Add/Remove programs option in the control panel. You may have to uninstall 6. Next go to start --- > run --->regedit. This will open the registry. Search and delete every instance of creative and zen. You will also find an instance that shows the mtp (key says video something or other). You will need to delete that key too (but it only removed for me when the creative zen touch was connected) (again delete this registry key not just the instance pointing to the name - hitting tab once will get you to the key). Close the registry when done. 7. Next go to the hardware manager (easiest way - right click on my computer left click on properties and then select Hardware and then Device manager). 8. Under Universial Serial Bus Controllers uninstall each and every instance of USB Root HUB (be careful if you have a USB mouse and keyboard because this will deactivate them all - Hopefully you saved a ps2 mouse/keyboard or have adapters) THe USB Root Hubs will reinstall upon restart which you should do next. Make sure the zen is not connected. 9. After you restart then start up Windows Media Player and go to the Sync option - I added a couple of files to sync to help with the force reset later with the zen touch. 10. Install the latest drivers that you downloaded from the creative web site (assuming you followed the same order I am placing them in). If not go to the manual download section of the creative site and get them now. 11. Now connect the Zen Touch. 12. While both Windows Media Player and the Zen touch are connected and running - run the firmware upgrade (which again you either have already or need to get from the manual download section of the creative site now). 13. After the firmware is installed go to the creative web site and the automatic download should now recognize the device and get you all the software that you need to operate the player at its optimal performance

May 16, 2010 | Creative Labs Zen Touch MP3 Player

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Vista compatibility problems when trying to install set up program for yumi pro mp4 player v 4.05 get message blocked due to known compatibility problems

Copy the installation to your hard drive.
now take the properties and setup it for windows xp under the tab compatibility.
now run your application with administrative privilage. right click then "Run as Administrator'

Vista's Compatibility assistant is known to have a lot of bug.

if it didn.t work then
Press the keyboard combination "Windows Key +R"
you will have run dialogue box
type in "services.msc"
in the window that appears look for "Program compatibility assistant" and then disable it.
now restart your computer and try installation
it will be fine

its recommended that you switch your os to windows 7 from vista as windows 7 is more bug free and crash is unlikely to happen

Jan 08, 2010 | Sumvision Yumi Pro Digital Media Player

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How do I download pictures, music, videos to my Lectuer MP3 (a Sylvania product), the manual I have is in french.


SMPK4083 English manual is available for download on next site:
Adobe Acrobat Reader should be installed to read this file.

As told in the manual on page 6 of the manual, run the Setup.exe file on the provided CD to install the driver on the computer.
The driver installs all the Media Player Utilities for getting the player connected.
When not being able to run the CD, the driver can be downloaded as a zip-file with next link:
Right click this link; select save target as... to save the zip-file to
a location on the computer. Next unzip the file and look for the
Setup.exe file in the submaps. Run the Setup.exe file to start the
installation of the utility programs.
After installation of Media Player Utilities next programs can be used:
- AMV Player
- AMV & AVI Video Converter
- Media Manager
- Media Player Disk Management
- Media Player Upgrade Tool
Look in the manual again for how to use these programs.

When needing more support, just post another comment.

Dec 30, 2009 | Sylvania MP3 & Digital Media Players

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Cannot get the cd to install. no driver. cannot get the mp3 back on. came on once and now is gone again

If you are using Vista or Windows 7, try running the installation CD 'setup' program in Windows XP compatibility mode.

Dec 24, 2009 | Memorex MMP8590 MP3 Player

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RCA Easy Rip Uninstall will not... uninstall

I agree that RCA Easy Rip adds just about zero value; although i use my pearly everyday, I always access it via windows explorer as a removable drive.

I removed that program from the Pearl so it would stop asking if I wanted to install easyrip.

My suggestion for you is to run the installation software for easyrip again. I think this will help for one of two reasons:

  1. Being unable to uninstall from control panel is unusual and suggests an incomplete or corrupted installation. Reinstalling may fix the installation enough to use control panel's uninstall feature.
  2. Many software setup routines, upon finding the software already setup, will ask you if you want to remove it rather than install it a second time.

Hope that helps.

Sep 26, 2009 | RCA Pearl TH1102 MP3 Player

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Erasing music from mp3 player

get pc with usb 2.0 port, and at least win 2000 professional on it
get mp3 player
get install cd for mp3 player (if you have one)

boot up, plug in player, wait for recognition by win2K or above, then treat as if it was an usb-stick or
external harddisk: erase the files you want or format it all to have it blank, copy new files

if not, run hardware detection via device manager, if windows does detect unknown device,
let it find driver from the hardddisk or win setup-cd/dvd, install, try to find as harddisk

or run install from mp3-related cd, choose the right driver fitting your operation system, install
remove mp3-player, reboot, repug, win should now find it automatically!

now erase the music files(mp3's) on your player and/or copy new ones, unplug,

put in fresh battery and enjoy!

Jun 18, 2009 | MP3 & Digital Media Players

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I put the CD for the creative zen i to the computer to install the program and it keeps on saying that microsoft has encoutered an error

Go to Creative's website and download the clean version of the software, especially if you are running Windows Vista. The install CD could have a physical defect, or the software could be out-of-date already - it happens more often than you would think.

Jun 12, 2008 | MP3 & Digital Media Players

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My mp3 player

Re-run the installation CD, this will enable you to "repair" the installation by adding the missing files. The first time you connect the player, it may say "connecting" for a while, but 30 minutes, for instance, isn't normal.

Go ahead and do a firmware upgrade as well:
Erases Everything: Get the latest firmware upgrade from Sansa - it updates the firmware and erases every song in the player all at once. Note: this method doesn't work if already have the latest firmware. Go to this website and click "Firmware Updater" to find out:

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delete the most recent windows media player program, and then try to install windows media player 10 again

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