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Creative Zen Micro not recognized by Creative Media Source 5 in Windows XP SP2

Could anybody point out why does my Zen Micro isn't recognized by the the Creative media Source 5 in the new Windows XP Service Pack 3. I've currently have a clean install of the Service Pack 3 Pre Release.

All works well in my previous XP Service Pack 2. Unfortunately, I don't have the CD for that and uninstalled it completely so I cannot roll back to my previous OS.

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Re: Creative Zen Micro not recognized by Creative Media...

Yes your usb ports only give out 1.0 and all mp need 2.0 you can get a inyernal 2.0 usb port or a hub carrier withit own power sorce

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When it the zen is turned on it says firmware

Had the same problem and nearly went nuts trying to fix it. Here's what I did:

1. Uninstall all creative driver & creative software.
2. Uninstalled Windows Media Player 11 (Rolled back to WMP 10) and restarted PC.
3. Uninstalled Windows Media Player 11 Runtime and restarted PC.
4. Downloaded and Installed the latest free version of Winamp from
5. Connected my A/C Power Cord to my Nomad Jukebox then connected my Nomad Jukebox via USB cable to the Computer.

The computer should then recognize the Nomad Jukebox as "Found New Hardware" then "MTP Device" and lastly "Your new hardware is installed and ready to use.

6. If you haven't already, go to the creative website and download the Creative Zen Xtra PlaysForSure Firmware 2.10.03 and save it to your computer.
7. Run the Firmware (Make sure Nomad Jukebox is connected) and at this point the Computer should recognize the Nomad Jukebox and begin the upgrade.

After your upgrade is complete, You can go ahead and re-download Windows Media Player 11 and it will recognize the Nomad Jukebox.Not sure what version of windows you have, but I have two computers, one with windows xp and the other has windows 7 and Im able to transfer music perfectly fine with Windows Media Player and RealPlayer on both computers. I hope this works for you. Good Luck!

Jan 05, 2010 | Creative Labs Nomad Jukebox Zen Xtra MP3...

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Creative Zen Micro 5gb. Will not reboot or format. I tried replacing the drive with another 5gb luck. I even tried a 16gb Adata speedy. I've downloaded the driver from Creative site. Windows XP...

you cant increase the size of ant player so why dont you save yourself the stress if that was possible noboby would buy any hard drive again just pray it still working fine and enjoy it the way it it.

Jul 08, 2009 | Creative Labs Zen Micro MP3 Player

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Can't Add files to mp3 after reinstalling-device not found.

I have an older ZEN, so I'm not sure if I have Creative Media Source 5, but mine never worked really well either. My Windows Media Player recognizes mine, so I just sync to that library. I even have gotten a new laptop since I got my ZEN and I never downloaded anything, I just connected it to Window's Media. I hope that's helpful!

Dec 26, 2008 | Creative Labs Zen MicroPhoto MP3 Player

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Do i need cd to install creative zen micro? i need a cd installer anybody knows where i could buy some... txt me plz 0922668456

hi m8,, u can try and change the setting of the zen in windows as a portable device,, go in 2 windows media player,and sync it ,see if that works,, if not i could try and send u a cd installer 4 it,,

Dec 15, 2008 | Creative Labs Zen Micro MP3 Player

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Zen Micro Photo and Windows XP SP3

i Had this problem two but after a couple of hours of googl'ing i got the answer.
the #14 post on this thread:

Aug 10, 2008 | Creative Labs Zen MicroPhoto MP3 Player

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Creative Zen - can't download music from XP SP2

When you plug the Mp3 player into 2 computers running slightly different versions of XP, a reformatting occurs which will cause it not to work on one PC or the other. You must reformat your player for the home computer. Actually, you might want to check the firmware also: Go to Creative's website and double-check the firmware - it will also give you the best way to reformat your player:

Jul 06, 2008 | Creative Labs Zen Digital Media Player

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My zen micro will not work on windows 11 media player

Try the recovery tool from here (this is relevant to your recovery mode question also), but not all mp3 players will work with Windows Media Player 11 - causes a DB corruption - roll back to Windows Media Player 10 if this is the case:

Jul 06, 2008 | Creative Labs Zen Micro MP3 Player

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Zen micro firmware problem

I just got a ZEN Micro 4GB player for free due to Firmware problem. This totally fixed the firmware issue. Windows XP PC with Media Player 10 and the latest driver and firmware from creative. Once I had all that I plugged in my player, let it recognize and then re-flashed to latest firmware. BAM now the play is working perfectly and I can sync music to it. Thanks for the fix.

Jun 25, 2008 | Creative Labs Zen Micro MP3 Player

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Creative Zen Micro not recognized by laptop

Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, turn it off, hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer while holding the volume + button in. Keep holding the volume + button for an additional 5-50 seconds. Windows should eventually go into recovery mode and revive the player- it will pop up a window that says Found New Hardware Wizard.

Jun 14, 2008 | Creative Labs Zen Micro MP3 Player

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Micro zen 6gb

its your usb it not powerfull to make it work most mp players need 2.0 in order to be reconized

Mar 03, 2008 | Creative Labs Zen MicroPhoto MP3 Player

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