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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.


Is this repairable, and if so, how much $?

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Re: iriver-395T cannot load any files, indicates bad...

When you opt to Format , please select type as"FAT". Donot use FAT32 or NTFS types. they are not mean for Iriver MP3 players.

Posted on Feb 04, 2008

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I see your problem but you have not descirbed the way you formated it can u try format it again in fat don try ntfs it may help and check through format means complete format

Posted on Feb 02, 2008

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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.
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Iriver won't let me upload from CDs and transfer....

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 you should see all the files on the iriver both window side by side (or top & bottom) and click & drag (or copy & paste) from both iriver and you can save and copy from either one..........

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Lost software


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


Jan 16, 2009 | iRiver iFP-395T MP3 Player

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How to format raw sandisk 250 hard drive with window xp.i couldnot use this mp3 player after i used this device to transfer files from one computer to the other.after transferring the file,i deleted the...

Alright, plug the player in with your USB cable.

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.

Sep 21, 2008 | MP3 & Digital Media Players

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Where can I service my iriver mp3 player that is out of warranty

Forget it Pal you'll be happier with a new IPod. I looked for a repair shop and they wanted close to what an IPod cost.

Feb 02, 2008 | iRiver iFP-395T MP3 Player

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i have a friend iriver ifp-395t mp3 plaver looking for driver, fund one does not work, show me the money

Dec 26, 2007 | iRiver iFP-395T MP3 Player

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IFP-395T (AA Batteries)

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)

The 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.

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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.

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