Iriver-395T cannot load any files, indicates bad sectors
My computer just did a diagnostic on my Iriver395T and says it has bad sectors, with 0 bytes available and 0 allocation units available on disk. I am unable to load any files onto it - get a message there is no space available. I unloaded all files that were on it, reformatted it, and still have same problem. The software user interface still works, and it can still play FM radio. I had not been using Music Manager, but was using it like a portable drive to transfer my MP3 files (my own recordings) on and off of it via Windows File Explorer. I am currently using Windows VISTA operating system.
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If it was a bad sector problem, I would think formatting it would
isolate the bad sectors and reduce the usable size to then consist of
the remaining good sectors. I wonder if you have an intermittent connection. You could try opening
it up and making sure the drive was seated into the connector properly.
See the initial steps of Denny's battery change guide to see how to do
it. Click on this link: http://www.misticriver.net/showpost.php?p=363259&postcount=118 The video link is http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4978926546715798036
go to my computer and open the C drive /create a new folder my music (rename it) ...ok now plug up iriver to pc...again go to start/my computer/ see the iriver drive open it...now you should see all the files on the iriver also...place both window side by side (or top & bottom) and click & drag (or copy & paste) from both iriver and pc...now you can save and copy from either one..........
question: from your iriver mp3 have you already format it or the files are still inside?
if your reffering old files as files you've accidentally delete from your player. the only way to retrieve the said files is by using a software "filescav" or filescavenger. this software can only retreive files from any removable device if the said device haven't been formated.
but if you only want to get the present files installed in your iriver, i do think that once you connect your iriver to a PC. the PC will search for a newly installed drive which is your player. and once detected you can open the folder of the newly found device and simply copy and paste all the documents and files you want to copy from your mp3 to PC.
note: you can download filescavenger from web free. just type in google bar " filescavenger" and it will show all the possible download site for the said software
Open "My Computer" and find in on the list of drives and CD-Roms. It will be called something like "Audio Device" or "Removable Storage Device". Make sure you find the correctly icon for the player.
Right click the player then select the format option. You'll probably want to use a FAT32 format as it is the usual format for MP3 players and flash drives of the like. This will totally erase any files on the player, so be forewarned before you complete this.
Raw file system is basically the media in it's standard state. All the information is recorded as zero's and this is how your computer is seeing it. It is either reporting incorrectly due to bad file system error, or simple was formatted incorrectly.
Give that a try, let me know what happens. :) Hope it helps.
Probably a hardware issue, but the issue could also be with your USB port - make sure that there are no yellow exclamations next to the usb port in the PC device manager.
The battery indicator might not be stable during the following activities because they use large amounts of power:
1. The backlight of the LCD 2. Volume change 3. Pressing function keys and buttons 4. Reading the CD or files (Loading data to the memory)
battery indicator shows the life expectancy of the battery based on
current power usage. During these high power usage activities, that may
only last a few seconds, the indicator will obviously show a lower
level on the battery indicator. Once the high power activity has ended
it will show a more accurate battery level.
when you hook it up to the puter, go into My computer right click on the removable drive then click on explore disc and see what oter types of files are taking up the extra memory as if there are none then the drive has bad memory cells.