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Creative Zen Vision M

I wanted to use this device without the front end software so that it would just show in Windows Explorer as drive (like a any other Flash/USB drive). I uninstalled the software however it will still not show as a drive on this computer. It know it is possible to see it in Explorer because when I plug into another PC that has never had the Creative software loaded on it, it immediately loads as drive and is accessible via its drive letter in the normal way.  Obviously there are traces of the Creative software left on this PC that are preventing it from being viewable in Explorer. I have already done both file/folder and registry searches using the following keywords "creative", "zen" and "vision m" deleted all found. There must still be something left (most likely a registry key) that is blocking it - any ideas please?

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  • bartyfoxy Oct 23, 2007

    Sorry to be a bore where is the autoload option?

  • bartyfoxy Oct 24, 2007

    Hi Thanks for your reply, but I dont think you get what I mean. When I go to a friends house I just plug my Zen into his usb and bing bong, my zen appears in his "my computer" view along with all the other drives. I can then click on it open it browse the folders in it, copy my music to him, copy his to my zen, all by dragging and dropping. I do not have to use any special software to do this, and I always used to do this on my own PC too, its the way I prefer to use my zen, and this is exactly why I bought a creative zen, and not an Ipod !
    My pc crashed last month, and I had to have a new drive, when it came back to me the zen would not work, it still does on anybody else's pc, as described. I could not remember if I had had to load a driver or something for it, so I ran the creative disc, and of course all I could do then was to use the bspoke software.Now even after uninstalling The Creative Software as described above and going through the registry deleting all the folders left behind, I still cannot get my zen to appear as it always used to. I do not want to use the Creative special software.
    Help !

  • bartyfoxy Oct 24, 2007

    Thanks for that,

    I typed The windows key + E like it says, and then I was stuck, you see the drive I want to edit (Zen) is not showing up, that is the fundamental problem, so I cant right click on it and edit the menu




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Either try changing the "Auto-Load" function - preventing creative from taking charge of it OR your windows needs update to support the device as a flash drive.

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