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Memory is 3807MB instead of 4GB

Hey...i formated my sansa e260 because it had some "bad tracks". after the format was completed, i checked the info on the player and the memory is 3807MB instead of the usual 3.71GB. It also says that i have 1116MB free space and i have absolutely NOTHING on there.
However when i checked the memory space using My Computers, it is normal. The free memory space is 3.71GB. why is this happening?
i really want my sansa to go back to normal.. HELP!!!
thanks

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  • Anonymous Nov 22, 2007

    have no tracks and only half memory still

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Did you format it thru My Computer?

If so, try using Disk Manager on your PC and FORMAT it again.

If that doesnt do it, this will.

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

http://rapidshare.com/files/67740173/e200fw01.00.12.exe____

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 Nov 19, 2007

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