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Hi there, have a Zen vision M player, and I am currently having problems with loading mp3s on to it, I was using XP with the Zen utilities provided, but recently have upgraded to windows 7. I was having problems with transferring mp3 to the player, and also the player was acting really slow and sometimes not playing tracks that it previously played. I upgraded the firmware on the player and reformatted. It worked for a while, then it started playing up again. I upgraded my PC to windows 7 (vista type) and still had intermittant problems, even when using windows media player to transfer, it appears that if i format the player everything works okay for a while, then I have problems transferring and the player slows down and will produce playback errors on some tracks in an album. Any ideas??

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  • sales82 Jul 15, 2009

    Hi there,

    thank you for your help above we have successfully reformatted the player on our new pc and restored the tracks with no problem. Yet a few days later it happens again, so we constantly are reformating the player each time. It will then work fine for a few days but then will play so many tracks from an album and then i get the playback error and cannot add any further tracks. We have also updated the firmware but this has also not resolved the issue.Could this be sign that the hard disk has a bad sector?


  • sales82 Jul 17, 2009

    Hi there we still had the same problem using XP so it is not dependant on the operating system. We have had this problem on an XP machine, Vista and Windows 7 machine,??

    Many thanks


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Unfortunately the problems you are describing are extremely common with the Zen player you have. Unfortunately you just have to format it when it starts having the issue, it's an internal programming issue with the player. You can try to actually run a defrag on the memory in the player, but honestly it's a temporary fix at best. The ultimate solution is to sell it and get an iPod =)

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Posted on Jul 18, 2009

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Windows 7 is still in beta testing stage and will have tons of bugs still that have to be worked out. This may be one of them.

Posted on Jul 16, 2009

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Hi ,

I also face the same problem, At last I have finally solved the problem. When trying to resolve this problem, I was confused by the fact that my player worked perfectly well with my XP pc and convinced myself that my Vista pc was causing the problem and not the player. I was also reluctant to do anything to the player if there was a risk that it might stop working with XP as well. Anyway I finally connected the player to another Vista computer and it quickly crashed, that set me straight and I realised the fault had to lie with the player. So I decided to back up the player on to my external hard drive and from there on to the new pc and then formatted the player.
When I then connected the player to my new pc it worked !!! fantastic!!!, I just wish I'd had the confidence to try formatting it a bit sooner as I've spent nearly two weeks trying to sort this out. I have now transfered everything back on to the player without any trouble except for a whole lot of music which I'd recorded on to my old pc from cassettes. Not too suprisingly it lost all the album information that I'd put in and lumped them altogether as Unknown album, so I've had to use Media Explorer to edit the track info and type it all in again. A small price to pay for getting my player working properly with my new pc and an inevitable consequence of mixing the hi-tech with the nearly prehistoric.

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RNJ VINOD KUMAR

Posted on Jul 15, 2009

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