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Creative Zen Vision M failure

I followed the procedure to Format All from another thread, but I accidentally hit reload firmware and cannot fix it. Please help!

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  • javijav Nov 21, 2007

    the screen stays on recovery mode

  • ASSITSMEPLZ Dec 02, 2007

    I HIT RELOAD FIRMWARE BY ACCIDENT AND NEED HELP TO FIX IT

  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2008

    My Mp3 player stays in recovery mode

  • phlea Jan 17, 2008

    when i plug in the zen vision m in my computer does work

  • kelivy Feb 08, 2008

    i hit the reload firmware button by accident and tried formatting later but the screen displayed harddisk problem. what can i do

  • silverdrop Feb 26, 2008

    my zen vision: m i was listening to music when suddenly it freeze. I turn it off and when i turn it on appear in the recover mode screen. then i tryed to do something and now only appear harddisk problem. I really need help :(

  • Anonymous Feb 29, 2008

    Cleaned up,Formatted and tried to reload the firm ware,tried recovery tool. It is stuck in Recovery mode and Creative media explorer does not detect it.It is Creative Zen M 30 GB.
    Subhash

  • soccadelic44 Mar 12, 2008

    my zen went to the recovery screen and i put the option to reload software but i didnt know what it was and now when i try do reload it it wont do it i already downloaded the firmware

  • Anonymous Jun 02, 2008

    my zen is in recovery mode and i dont know what to do.i need help

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2009

    I have same problem

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My device isnt recognised on the computer and i hit reload firmware, so i cant add it on again, any suggestions?

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Had the same problem, found a solution!

typed on two threads for viewing
http://www.epizenter.net/e107_plugins/forum/forum_viewtopic.php?210228

http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum/showthread.php?t=42095

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When i plug in the zen vision m in my computer does work

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Download the firmware from creative website

Posted on Dec 17, 2007

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The screen froze and keypad just wouldn't work. How to restore it?


1 Turn off your player.


2 Press and hold the Play/Pause.Continue to hold the Play/Pause button until you perform Steps 3 and 4.If you accidentally release the button, start the procedure again.


3 Gently push the end of a thin object (like a pin or straightened paperclip) into the Reset hole. The reset button for the ZEN Mozaic is located on the left side of the player, with the menu buttons facing you.


4 Slide the On/Off/Lock switch towards the power button and hold until the display lights up. The Recovery Mode screen appears, and four menu items are shown: Clean Up, Format All, Reload Firmware and Reboot.

From here you should be able to choose to reload the firmware.

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1. Ensure that the player is turned off

2. Remove the battery.

3. Move and hold the Power button to the Power On position and re-insert

the battery to the Zen Micro. Hold the Power button until the rescue

mode appears.

4. After 2-3 seconds the rescue menu will be displayed.

At this point the battery can safely be replaced and maintenance options

performed.

5. Four options will be displayed on the LCD screen:

? Clean Up - (To rearrange your stored data)

? Format All - (To format and remove all data)

? Reload Firmware - (Reloads your player's operating system - Do not

choose this option unless you have downloaded a firmware update from the

Creative website)

? Reboot - (Restarts your Player)

6. Select the Clean Up and then the Reboot option.

Now, please try turning off the player.

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How do I format my sansa e250? Rhapsody won't let


You might be able to fix your player by reloading the firmware. You'll need to first determine which model of player you have. You should use the appropriate firmware download and instructions sticky thread at the top of the board to do a manual update rather than using the autoupdater, which will not overwrite your existing (and possibly corrupt) firmware if it is already the latest version. Make a note of your firmware version before and after so you can confirm that the update was successful.

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Cannot format


From: http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum/showthread.php?t=31068
  1. Connect the player to the computer.
  2. Double-click the My Computer icon on the Desktop.
    If the My Computer icon is not on the Desktop, click Start and My Computer.
    If the My Computer icon is not in the Start Menu, right-click the Start button and click Explore.
  3. Locate and right-click the disk drive listed as ZEN Stone or ZEN Stone Plus followed by a drive letter.
  4. Select Format.... zen_stone_not_playing_3.jpg File Context Menu Click to enlarge
  5. Ensure the File system is set to FAT or FAT 32. Leave the remaining options set to the defaults. zen_stone_not_playing.jpg
  6. Click Start. zen_stone_not_playing_2.jpg
  7. Re-transfer the files back to the computer.
If resetting or formatting doesn't help, you could also try reloading the firmware. Connect the Stone, download the firmware, and then execute the the firmware file.

1. With the Stone disconnected, download and install the Player Recovery Device drivers.
2. Download the Stone's firmware from Creative's site.
3. Boot up the Stone as a Player Recovery Device (also see below).
4. Connect the Stone to the computer and let it load the driver (see here).
5. Execute the downloaded firmware file or Creative's Recovery Tool.

Sometimes, in order to install the firmware, the Stone needs to be connected as a Recovery Device:

1. Make sure the Stone is disconnected and turned off.
2. Press and hold the volume down button.
3. Continue to hold the button until you have performed Steps 4 through 6. If you accidentally release the button, start the procedure again.
4. Press and hold the Power/Pause/Play button
5. Hit the reset button
6. Connect your player to your computer's USB port and after 5 seconds, release both buttons.
7. Once the Stone is recognized, execute the old firmware file.
Hope this helps, and have a nice day! ^_^

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My Creative Zen 4GB MP3 Player is just not turning On


I had the exact same issue and this is how i fixed it.
go to the zen website and download the latest drivers.

  1. Turn off your player.
  2. Disconnect your player from your computer.
  3. Press and hold the Play/Pause button. Continue to hold the button while you perform steps 4 and 5. If you accidentally release the button, start the procedure again.
  4. Gently push a straightened paper clip into the Reset hole.
  5. Slide the On/Off switch towards the USB port and hold until the display lights up. The Recovery Mode screen appears with four options: Clean Up, Format All, Reload Firmware, and Reboot.
  6. Select Reload Firmware, followed by Yes.
  7. Connect your player to your computer.
  8. Double-click the downloaded file and follow the instructions on the screen.

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Firmware Problem + Can't upload new Firmware


http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum/showthread.php?t=10960

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Help!!!


It can also be caused by transferring DRM (Digital Rights Management) encoded media files via the drag and drop method. It is recommended that you use the drag and drop method to transfer audio files that are not encoded with DRM. If in doubt, use either Creative MediaSource Organizer or Windows Media Player to transfer your files.
To resolve this difficulty, we recommend that you format the player and transfer the content again. You can also download and install the latest firmware, and select the Format Data Area option during firmware update.
To format a MuVo player, connect it to a USB port on your PC. Open the Windows Explorer, and locate the Removable Drive listing and right click on it. Select Format, and choose FAT instead of FAT32 or NTFS. After the formatting is complete, make sure that you stop your player before disconnecting it from your PC (see above)
To update or reload the firmware for a MuVo player, select the model of your player from below.

This firmware upgrade only works with Creative MuVo Micro N200 players. Do not install this upgrade to other players.
You will lose all content in your player when you install the firmware. Back up any audio or data files in your player to your computer before upgrading the firmware.
Before installing the firmware, please complete the following procedures:
  1. Download the latest device driver if you have not installed any drivers for your player. The file name is MStorage_PCDRV_LB_1_07_00_250.exe.
  2. Connect your player to your PC.
  3. Close all active applications (for example, Internet Explorer, Windows Explorer, or Windows Media Player etc), as well as background applications such as Norton anti-virus applications.
  4. Double click on the file MStorage_PCDRV_LB_1_07_00_250 to install it. Follow the instructions on the screen.
To install the firmware for your player, follow the procedures below:
  1. Download the firmware update, MuVoN200_PCFW_LF_1_20_04.exe to your hard drive.
  2. Connect your player to your PC if it is not already connected.
  3. Double click the firmware upgrade file.
  4. When prompted to set your player in Recovery mode, disconnect your player from your PC.
  5. Remove the battery from the player, press and hold the Play button while connecting the player to the USB port.
  6. Continue to hold the Play button for about 10 seconds after your player is connected to the USB port.
  7. When the Find New Hardware dialog box appears on your PC screen, release the Play button.
  8. If this is the first time a player is installed as Player Recovery Device, Windows will find a Player Recovery Device (or USB Device), and prompt you for drivers. Click on No , and select Do not search. I will choose the driver to install. Windows will install the necessary drivers automatically.
  9. Double click on the downloaded firmware again (MuVoN200_PCFW_LF_1_20_04.exe) to update the player's firmware.
  10. During the firmware update process, make sure to check the box next to Format Data Area under Download options.
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Frozen MP3 Player


There's a reset hole by the side of the player. Try reseting it. It can freeze sometimes, and fix itself after a while. no apparent reason. reset, run the battery down and recharge. Hope it helps. this is from the creative site: The recovery mode consists of these four operations. * Clean Up: It is the least destructive operation. It scans a player's hard disk and removes any invalid links from the music library. It does not affect music files themselves. It is recommended that you perform "Clean Up" first before formatting or reloading the player's firmware. It is recommended that you clean up regularly if you frequently transfer files between a PC and your player. * Format All: It is the same as a Windows format performed in a PC, and consequently all contents will be lost after a format. * Reload Firmware: Reloads the player's firmware (Operating System). It will also format the player. Note : It requires the player be connected to a PC that meets the player's minimum system requirement. Select this option ONLY if you have access to a PC and you have downloaded the necessary firmware to install. * Reboot: Reboots the player. You can reboot the player after performing a clean-up or format, or reboot it without performing neither of them. It is recommended that you try these operations in the following sequence: reboot the player; clean up and reboot; format and reboot; and finally, reload the player's firmware. If your player seems to stuck in the recovery (rescue) mode, you can try the "reboot" operation first, and format the player if necessary. If it fails to reboot, you will need to connect the player to a PC, and reinstall its firmware. For a detailed instructions on how to install a player's firmware, please refer to Updating the firmware on a Creative MP3 player, or refer to the Web Release note of the firmware download. Unlike other hard disk based players, Zen Neeon does not have a rescue mode. Though there is a Player Recovery Mode , it is for use when updating its firmware only. 1. Detach your player from your PC , and ensure that it is turned off. 2. Close all active applications (for example, Internet Explorer, Windows Explorer, or Windows Media Player etc), as well as background applications such as Norton anti-virus applications. 3. Download the latest device driver if you have not installed any drivers for your player. The file name is MStorage_PCDRV_LB_1_07_00_250.exe. 4. Double click on the file MStorage_PCDRV_LB_1_07_00_250 to install it. Follow the instructions on the screen. 5. Hold down the Play/Pause button while connecting the player to a PC's USB port. 6. When the Creative logo appears on its screen, release the Play/Pause button. The player is now in Player Recovery Mode.

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