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Can't format my H10

Well i found out that u have to format it, in FAT32 file system. I tryed and tryed, but when i right-click on the menu: Format, the menu just dissapears and doesn't do anything. All my problems would be fixed if i could somehow format it and repair the damaged file system. Please help.

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Connect your H10 to the computer. Press the reset button on the top to be sure it's completely off, then hold down Select (the circle button, on the right) while turning it on. Keep holding Select until it says "Emergency Connection." Verify the drive letter of the device (if you look in Safely Remove Devices you should be able to see it). Let's suppose it's "N:\," which is what my computer gives it. Now Start -> Run "cmd" and, in the command prompt, type the following command and hit return:

format_N:_/FS:FAT32

Where N is the drive letter of your iriver, and _ are spaces (I used underscores for emphasis, spaces don't show up too well in this font). Press a key when prompted (you don't need to insert a disk, obviously) and wait. This will take a while (~15 minutes on my 20 gig model, the 5/6 gig models will take considerably less time of course).

You'll have to enable "Show hidden files" in the Windows Explorer options to backup files. The pertinent folder is System, which houses the firmware, the font file, and the settings. You can feel free to back up your other files as well. If you can't backup your files (because it's that whacked out), just reinstall the firmware from CD. And you'll have to put all your music back on, of course.

DO NOT interrupt the process. I have no idea what would happen, but it would almost certainly end your player, or at least its hard drive. And just to be safe, don't plug in/unplug the charger either. It's also good to note that, unless you got this little gem of advice from the iriver company itself, this will probably void the warranty (it might anyway, come to think of it).

Good luck, and hey, let's be careful out there.

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