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Lost partition I have an e260 with a little problem, well? in fact, is a big problem. At the beginning, all worked great but someday,some kind of strange-null files appeared in every directory of the player, so I proceeded to format it? bad idea. Threw me a Black Screen of Death(hahaha), ?Load main image failed blah blah??, ok, ok? I reset the system down and returned to its previous state (strange-null files were recovered, yeah?  ¬¬ ). Those crazy files makes me? mad xDDD then I tried to do something more extreme? rebuild the partition? yes, I know, I was desperated? and, in my openSuSE GNU/Linux, I deleted the entire 4GB partition of the e260? and here I am? with a working Sansa (because the device works correctly) but without partition to store my music (I can't rebuild it) any help?

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Re: Lost partition

This will reinstall the firmware and format the device, provided, it will still go into recovery mode.

Run the recovery tool from the SanDisk website. Make sure you select "format" when prompted.

You need to put the device into "recovery mode" before you run the tool.

- Turn the device off (hold power for 20 seconds)
- Slide the hold switch into "hold" position.
- Press and hold the "record" button while connecting it to your computer. Keep holding the "record" button until you see the "new hardware found" on your computer.

Then run the recovery tool. Select format when prompted.

Best of Luck.

Posted on Oct 30, 2007

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