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The player is stuck with recovery mode screen i cant update or reload the firmware

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Here is the Creative mp3 help site, click on your unit picture and the support page for your player will come up.

you will have to browse through the items in here to find what you want...

Posted on Jun 28, 2009

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What can i do if stuck with recovery mode ? i had done reboot , format , clean up and reload firmware but it doesnt worked at all . does it cannot be fix anymore ?


what can i do if stuck with recovery mode ? i had done reboot , format , clean up and reload firmware but it doesnt worked at all . does it cannot be fix anymore ?

Jul 08, 2012 | Creative Labs Zen Micro MP3 Player

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I have a Creative Zen V plus 2 gig mp3 player. i reloaded the firmware recently because the player lost all the music tracks and stuff. but when it was connected to the computer i could click on the player...


Hello,

Support site for the Zen V Plus, see:
http://support.creative.com/Products/ProductDetails.aspx?catID=213&CatName=MP3+Players&subCatID=214&subCatName=ZEN&prodID=15306&prodName=ZEN+V+Plus&bTopTwenty=1&VARSET=prodfaq:PRODFAQ_15306,VARSET=CategoryID:213

RESET
The player can be reset when the screen freezes, using a thin pointed object, gently pushing the reset button on the left side with the display showing upwards:

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CLEAN UP
The player needs regularly clean up when files are transferred to the player or put back to the computer.
Clean up is also advised before formatting the player or before doing a firmware reinstallation.
See next link:
http://support.creative.com/kb/ShowArticle.aspx?url=http://203.211.142.197:80/srvs/cgi-bin/webcgi.exe/,/%3fst=408,e=0000000000741586241,k=9944,sxi=15,case=obj(64068),kb=ww_english_add,varset=ws:http://uk.europe.creative.com

RECOVERY MODE
For a clean up the Recovery Mode must be accessed:
http://support.creative.com/kb/ShowArticle.aspx?url=http://203.211.142.197:80/srvs/cgi-bin/webcgi.exe/,/?st=395,e=0000000000741591988,k=9944,sxi=16,varset=ws:http://uk.europe.creative.com,case=64069


FORMAT or FIRMWARE RELOAD
How to Format or Reload firmware:
http://support.creative.com/kb/ShowArticle.aspx?url=http://203.211.142.197:80/srvs/cgi-bin/webcgi.exe/,/?st=345,e=0000000000741615532,k=9944,sxi=16,varset=ws:http://uk.europe.creative.com,case=63033

Dec 02, 2009 | Audio Players & Recorders

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Creative zen micro stuck in recovery mode


To Fix any problems with broken firmware form attempted “playsforsure”
firmware updates etc where your pc finds it as a 20mb drive and it sits
in recovery mode and does bugger all:
1. Uninstall all creative software & drivers
2. Uninstall Media Player 11 and Media Player 11 runtime (will require a
reboot for each thing). This is done by going to add/remove programs and
uninstalling (this will put your pc back to wmp10).
3. Re-install the Zen Driver from the creative website and reboot (I just reloaded Media Explorer using my ZMP install CD).
4, Plug Zen in.
5, Make sure you have the firmware update ready, run it but don’t click
the language bit yet), leave the mouse hovering over your language
selection. (for ZMP, just start firmware exe file, there is no language selection. You can get the firmware update from Creative’s site, go to SUPPORT and then DOWNLOADS).
6. On the Zen- select “reload OS” (on ZMP I believe it is Erase or Reload Firmware, something like that, don’t have it in front of me).
7. As soon as it flashes up “reload new firmware now via USB” click the
language button
8. Now the pc should find it and allow you to re-load the
firmware. (it may take a few attempts)
9. Once complete, click close and restart the pc. Everything should now
be fine.
10. Once all is working, you can re-install WMP11 and it will work fine.

Dec 28, 2008 | Creative Labs Zen Touch MP3 Player

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Reloading firmware on mp3 player


maybe there is software confliction, try to do the same thing on a different PC.

Jul 18, 2008 | Creative Labs ZEN V Plus MP3 Player

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Stuck in recovery mode, firmware problem


i have the same problem of recovery mode. can you help me please

Jul 12, 2008 | Creative Labs ZEN V Plus MP3 Player

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Reloading firmware on mp3 player


try downloading the MP3 player recovery tool from Creative's website (the tool contains the latest firmware update available -- 1.15.03). Plug your ZV+ into your PC, run the program and let it update the firmware. Then format, reload your music and try it.

May 22, 2008 | Creative Labs ZEN Vision:M Digital Media...

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Problems with Reloading Firmware. Please Help.


to upgrade firmware you have to do it from the pc.

try downloading the
MP3 player recovery tool from Creative's website (the tool contains the latest firmware update available -- 1.15.03). Plug your ZV+ into your PC, run the program and let it update the firmware. Then format, reload your music and try it.

By the way, before updating the firmware, let the battery have a full charge, ok?

Jan 29, 2008 | Creative Labs ZEN Vision:M Digital Media...

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Hard disk prob


hard disk is bad.
can you format?
  1. Detach the Zen player from your PC , and ensure that the Zen Sleek is turned off.
2. Connect the power supply to the player.
3. Hold down the Play/Pause button while inserting a paper clip into the Reset hole
underneath your player, beside the data/power connector. Keep on holding the
Play/Pause button while you release the Reset button. The Rescue Mode screen will
then appear.
4. After the recovery mode has started, release the Play/Pause button

It will display the following options.
Clean Up Scans the player and removes invalid links from its music library.
Does not affect music files themselves.
Format (All) Caution! Erases all content!
Save a copy of your player's content before formatting.
Reload OS/ Firmware Caution! Erases your player's firmware.
DO NOT select the Reload Firmware option unless you have access to a PC and you have downloaded the necessary firmware to install.
Reboot Reboots the device.

Dec 04, 2007 | Creative Labs Zen Touch MP3 Player

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Zen stuck


Have you tried updating the firmware of your Zen V Plus? I've had mine for almost an year and haven't had these issues -- I updated the firmware as soon as I unpacked it.

try downloading the
MP3 player recovery tool from Creative's website (the tool contains the latest firmware update available -- 1.15.03). Plug your ZV+ into your PC, run the program and let it update the firmware. Then format, reload your music and try it.

Sep 05, 2007 | Creative Labs ZEN V Plus MP3 Player

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Frozen MP3 Player


There's a reset hole by the side of the player. Try reseting it. It can freeze sometimes, and fix itself after a while. no apparent reason. reset, run the battery down and recharge. Hope it helps. this is from the creative site: The recovery mode consists of these four operations. * Clean Up: It is the least destructive operation. It scans a player's hard disk and removes any invalid links from the music library. It does not affect music files themselves. It is recommended that you perform "Clean Up" first before formatting or reloading the player's firmware. It is recommended that you clean up regularly if you frequently transfer files between a PC and your player. * Format All: It is the same as a Windows format performed in a PC, and consequently all contents will be lost after a format. * Reload Firmware: Reloads the player's firmware (Operating System). It will also format the player. Note : It requires the player be connected to a PC that meets the player's minimum system requirement. Select this option ONLY if you have access to a PC and you have downloaded the necessary firmware to install. * Reboot: Reboots the player. You can reboot the player after performing a clean-up or format, or reboot it without performing neither of them. It is recommended that you try these operations in the following sequence: reboot the player; clean up and reboot; format and reboot; and finally, reload the player's firmware. If your player seems to stuck in the recovery (rescue) mode, you can try the "reboot" operation first, and format the player if necessary. If it fails to reboot, you will need to connect the player to a PC, and reinstall its firmware. For a detailed instructions on how to install a player's firmware, please refer to Updating the firmware on a Creative MP3 player, or refer to the Web Release note of the firmware download. Unlike other hard disk based players, Zen Neeon does not have a rescue mode. Though there is a Player Recovery Mode , it is for use when updating its firmware only. 1. Detach your player from your PC , and ensure that it is turned off. 2. Close all active applications (for example, Internet Explorer, Windows Explorer, or Windows Media Player etc), as well as background applications such as Norton anti-virus applications. 3. Download the latest device driver if you have not installed any drivers for your player. The file name is MStorage_PCDRV_LB_1_07_00_250.exe. 4. Double click on the file MStorage_PCDRV_LB_1_07_00_250 to install it. Follow the instructions on the screen. 5. Hold down the Play/Pause button while connecting the player to a PC's USB port. 6. When the Creative logo appears on its screen, release the Play/Pause button. The player is now in Player Recovery Mode.

May 19, 2006 | Creative Labs Zen Neeon MP3 Player

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