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Computer doesn't recognize Creative Zen Plus all of a sudden. I don't want to uninstall software because Im afraid of losing all data. Should I smoke a cigarette and hookup my record player!!

I'm going back in time...back to VINYL !!

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  • Redleopard1 May 25, 2009

    Rebuilt computer no Creative program on computer, so ZEN cannot be found.

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Go to there web site and download new firmware

Posted on May 21, 2009

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When it the zen is turned on it says firmware


Had the same problem and nearly went nuts trying to fix it. Here's what I did:

1. Uninstall all creative driver & creative software.
2. Uninstalled Windows Media Player 11 (Rolled back to WMP 10) and restarted PC.
3. Uninstalled Windows Media Player 11 Runtime and restarted PC.
4. Downloaded and Installed the latest free version of Winamp from http://www.winamp.com
5. Connected my A/C Power Cord to my Nomad Jukebox then connected my Nomad Jukebox via USB cable to the Computer.

The computer should then recognize the Nomad Jukebox as "Found New Hardware" then "MTP Device" and lastly "Your new hardware is installed and ready to use.

6. If you haven't already, go to the creative website and download the Creative Zen Xtra PlaysForSure Firmware 2.10.03 and save it to your computer.
7. Run the Firmware (Make sure Nomad Jukebox is connected) and at this point the Computer should recognize the Nomad Jukebox and begin the upgrade.

After your upgrade is complete, You can go ahead and re-download Windows Media Player 11 and it will recognize the Nomad Jukebox.Not sure what version of windows you have, but I have two computers, one with windows xp and the other has windows 7 and Im able to transfer music perfectly fine with Windows Media Player and RealPlayer on both computers. I hope this works for you. Good Luck!

Jan 05, 2010 | Creative Labs Nomad Jukebox Zen Xtra MP3...

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My creative zen v plus has a problem with its firmware and i don't know what to do


All support for Zen V Plus on this site:
http://support.creative.com/Products/ProductDetails.aspx?catID=213&CatName=MP3+Players&subCatID=214&subCatName=ZEN&prodID=15306&prodName=ZEN+V+Plus

Before reinstalling firmware, first backup your data from the player.
All data will be erased when the device gets new software on it.

Download the firmware from the support page.
Click "Show details" next to the firmware download for an overview of the requirements and instructions.
Connect your player with the computer and install the firmware:
do not disconnect until the installation has completed.

After this the player should have all its maps for the media.

Sep 19, 2009 | Creative Labs ZEN V Plus MP3 Player

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Zen v plus not recognized by media explorer


uninstall the driver and reinstall it by plugging the player back in.

Mar 28, 2009 | Creative Labs ZEN V Plus MP3 Player

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I have creative zen stone plus 2 gb mp3 player


which Operating system are you using...>/??
have you installed the software provided by your mp3 player..??

Jan 28, 2009 | Creative Labs Zen Stone Plus MP3 Player

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My computer does not recognize my Creative zen


Go into device manager in control panel in add/remove hardware and find the usb port its plugged into and uninstall then reinstall the driver.

Jan 08, 2009 | Creative Labs ZEN V Plus MP3 Player

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Zen v plus. Computer not recognizing.


I had the same issue with my zen vision m. It was not recognized on any computer (although it would charge) and I noticed that when I turned it on after having it off for any amount of time, the zen would rebuild half way before turning on.
If this is what is happening with you, then this one solution I found to fix it:
Download the MP3 Recovery Tool from Creative Support website. Make sure that your Zen is charged at least half.   Turn on your Zen, Holding the power switch in the on position (Very Important!). While holding the Power switch on, Reset the Zen by inserting a small object in the Reset hole on the bottom of the Zen (small objects can include thumbtack, wire, earring, etc...). You will see a menu: Clean Up, Format, Reload OS/Firmware, Reboot. (It is now safe to stop holding the Power switch) I decided to go down the list until something worked.  I ran Clean Up first and that didn't work for me, so I tried Format.  It will remove all of your data. Once Format runs, Reboot the MP3 player and plug it up to the computer. Run MP3 Recovery Tool. The firmware should should install itself on your MP3. Once installed, your computer should recognize the Zen.
I hope this helps!
 



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No Display


i can help with the computer registering it...

insert zen v plus install cd
exit out of autorun for cd
go to control panel
click on system
click on the hardware tab
click on device manager
click on portable devices
right click on your USB device with the yellow warning sign
go to properties
when it tells you that the drivers arent installed... go to the browse button and select your zen v plus install disk
hit ok and it will find the drivers that way...

as for thedisplay... once you get the computer to recognize its there troubleshoot it.

Mar 26, 2008 | Creative Labs ZEN V Plus MP3 Player

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ZEN V PLUS Software Installation


hi,
Can u help me to find a link som I can download instellation cd for my creative zen touch 20 GB.?

SEC. Katy

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Creative Zen Nano Plus FROZEN!!!


here is a fix if your creative zen nano plus just hang on the creative logo when you turn your player on.
download, Creative ZEN Nano Plus firmware.
you can find it at the creative website, download section.
double click the file you just dl'ed, now make sure your
zen nano player is already connected to your pc when you run the file. it may take a bit of time before your pc can detect your zen nano be patient, a window prompt will soon appear asking if you want to update your firmware with the one youve just dl'ed.
now, dont worry if the firmware is the same as the one already
installed in your zen nano, just continue with the update.
you can also check the box in which there is the option of also formatting the drive. ( note: all files in your zen nano will be lost)
after the firmware is flashed you can now play and transfer files to your zen nano plus.

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