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My unit is reading format error

A friend erased all my files by formating it on his computers E drive now when i tried to install new music using the correct program it's reading format error

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  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2008

    Yeah, my mp3 was reformatted and now no songs can be read. Plase, SOMEONE HELP!

  • Shazzazaza Feb 23, 2008




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Sir please help me format error showing all

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I'm unable to format my pen drive. The following error has displayed for each time i tried to format my sandisk cruzer blade"Windows unable to format your drive"

HI Friend..!!!!!

try this

1. Insert your pen drive in computer and don't take it out.
2. Place WinXP Cd in CD-Rom
3. Restart your Computer
4. When your computer prompts boot from Cd click any button
5. Wait for upto 5-10 minutes.
6. Now when format screen comes select your pen drive over there.
7. Now install winXP over to it.
8. Now it asks for format.
9. After formatting it copies the files, at that particular moment restart your computer.
10. Remove the Cd from CD-Rom and the pen drive from computer.
11. Now when your computer is restarted insert your pendrive and delete if there is any unneccessary file exists.
12. Now you'll feel that your Pendrive is in OK condition.

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Sep 04, 2011 | SanDisk 2GB Cruzer Micro SDCZ62048A10 Hard...

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My freestyle player says format error how to fix?? it was working fine and then this error.

Hello there,

Q.: My player is having a DRM error / Format Error / Empty Disk Error
what do I do?
A: For all 3 errors, the first step is to attempt to reset the player, this can be accomplished by pressing the play and menu
buttons down together for approximately five seconds. If reset does nothing, make sure all the songs are .mp3s, if all songs
are .mp3s, attempt to format and re-sync the player.

if you need it

How do I convert my iTunes into MP3 format?
A: See Music Conversion Instruction Document: Transferring and Playing Music on Freestyle Audio mp3 players with

if you need to format the player here is how for MAC and windows.

Q.: What's Reformatting, How do I format my Player?
A: Reformatting your player basically wipes you player clean and deletes all songs, leaving you with a blank slate. Like
most removable drives you can reformat your player with no worries of damage to the unit. When reformatting on a Mac
make sure you choose the MS-DOS format style.
PC (Windows NT, 9x, XP and Vista):
1. Plug in the Mp3 Player.
2. Put the Player in removable drive mode. Under "My Computer" you should
see the player as a removable drive.
3. Right click on the "removable drive" and a Drop down menu should appear.
4. In the menu select the option "format..."
5. Make sure that "FAT" is selected as the file system and that Allocation
Unit size is set to "Default Allocation Unit Size"
6. Now click format and wait, after it says format complete, you're done.
MAC OS 9 (and Earlier):
1. Plug the player in.
2. Put the player in removable drive mode.
3. Single-click the disk's icon on your desktop to format.
4. Pull down the "Special" menu from the top of the screen and select "Erase
5. Enter whatever name you want in the "Name:" field in the window that pops
up. If the disk is a hard drive, select "Mac OS Extended" from the
"Format:" pull down. If the disk is not a hard drive (such as a Zip Disk
or other removable media), select "MS-DOS or MAC OS Standard" for the
6. Press "Erase." The drive will be formatted and ready to use.
MAC OS X (and later):
1. Start your computer and plug in the player in the USB port after the Mac
OS has completed loading.
2. Put the Player in removable drive mode.
3. An icon for a removable drive should appear for the flash drive on the
4. From the Dock, open "Disk Utility".
5. Click "Erase" from the top selector (next to "First Aid")
6. Choose "MS DOS File System (FAT16)"
7. Click the "Erase" button
8. Perform the instructions given on the screen and finish the formatting.

if you need any help with a Step let me know and i hope this information was helpful don't forget to Rate .

Jan 27, 2011 | Freestyle Audio MP3 Player

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Harddrive problem

It is because it is formatted for a MAC, it is not a compatible file system with windows. The only way to see the drive is to have your friend burn to dvd or have a large jumpdrive to put files on. The HDD will need to be formatted for NTFS or FAT to have your Vista machine recognize. That would of course erase whatever is on the drive now.

Hope this Helps,

Apr 27, 2009 | Iomega 1TB Desktop USB 2.0 Hard Drive

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Windows was unable to complete the format

u dont need to buy a new one. You can download file shredder from here . do following things :
  1. download and install file shredder
  2. shred all the files which are in pendrive(after shredding u will not be able to recover them)
  3. then try to format it .,
thankyou for using fixya
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Mar 12, 2009 | Kingston (DTIU3/2GB) 2 GB USB Hard Drive

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Simpletech 1TB USB not recognised properly

I had a very similar problem. It turned out to be a faulty case.

If the drive was formatted, there is a very good chance you've destroyed your data and may need professional services to recover the files (if possible)

Chances are you just needed to replace the external case by removing the harddrive from the simpletech case and installing it in a new case.

But again, if the drive's been formatted, it may have wiped out your data.

Jan 22, 2009 | SimpleTech 160GB USB 2.0 / FireWire...

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I had the same issue and just connected the device to my computer USB connection and performed a quick format on the drive and it now works. You will be warned that reformatting the drive will erase all the data, which will happen. But you can simply reload your music and be back in business... Rod

Jan 17, 2008 | Delstar DS 31024 MP3 Player

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How dom i reformat it

you need to format your mp3 by clicking the option button in your mp3. do not reformat in computer because it has a different system. after reformatting you need to download the sonique stage this will serve as your player in your pc and automatically transfers the music files in your mp3 once insert this into usb port. hoping that this will help you

Dec 10, 2007 | Sony NW-E505 MP3 Player

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My mp3 player...

You may have to find the reset button on your player and try that. You can also format the drive if plugged in to a computer. The device will show up as a new drive. Go to My Computer and look for the new drive, right click it and click Format. You want to format it but not with NTFS. That will erase everything including games. 

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Playback error

you could try to formated its eassy just go to MY COMPUTER right click on the drive and select format it will erase all music in the mp3.

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Go to my computer and right click them seclect format.

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