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Zen micro hi im noah i have a zen micro that is not working every time i yurn it on it says recovery mode is there away to fix this problem

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Did u try to update the firm ware on it

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My creative zen micro v0.0.65 got stuck in recovery mode


Try reflashing the firmware for your device you can find the latest firmware and flashing utilities from the Creative Zen website. Make sure that you back your music up first because when you do this you are setting it back to factory settings.

Oct 01, 2009 | Creative Labs Zen Micro MP3 Player

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Hi Lil

Sounds like you have tried all the obvious. The unit may have a terminal hardware problem or an unrecoverable firmware problem. I suggest that you return the unit to a dealer and see if there support guys can produce a cure for you. I am looking for any other things that you may try. Will post any for you soon

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Graeme

Feb 17, 2008 | Creative Labs Zen Digital Media Player

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Zen Micro wont exit recovery mode or clean up


OK to everyone who messed up the firmware of Zen Micro and run vista, u r all idiots, including me. my zen was stuck in recovery mode and recovery menu as everyone experienced and tried to upgrade the firmware via the firmware updater that didnt work, right? ok through research and time i came to realize that what was causing the updater to fail (...please connect your media player...) is windows media player 11 (ELEVEN !!) zen update firmware will work only with windows media player 10 (TEN !!) installed. y? i dont know and i dont care anymore now that my micro is fixed up and running with the latest released firmware.
method 1:
u can find smne with xp and wmp10 (rare) install drivers and run the updater or
method 2:
u can DIY and since it is impossible to uninstall wmp11 i did the unthinkable, no no not format and install xp to use wmp10 no no.

instead i used a program called VIRTUAL MACHINE WORKSTATION 6.5 (for links keep confidential suppling ur email to me) this program will allow u to install and run several operating systems at a time regardless of your current hardware, it will run as an application in vista O/S. so i installed xp pro (on vmware 6.5) that i had handy somewhere, and then the drivers from the creative disc. then i run the firmware updater and yes it recognises my zen for the first time and loads a brand new firmware. easy as that, zen reboots and main menu appears, what a joy.

so all i used was:
vmware 6.5
xp pro (wmp10)
creative disc
firmware updater by creative

installing operating systems on vmware is very easy and doesnt require restarts etc.. u can switch through vista and xp like a window application just like that.

hope this helps, zen micro is by far the ultimate mp3 player for its sound breathtaking performance and loudness, totally worth the trouble. this is 100% fixable

Jul 09, 2008 | Creative Labs Zen Micro MP3 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:

http://support.creative.com/Products/ProductDetails.aspx?catID=213&CatName=MP3+Players&subCatID=213&subCatName=ZEN&prodID=14107&prodName=ZEN+MicroPhoto

Jul 06, 2008 | Creative Labs Zen Micro MP3 Player

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Recovery mode


to reset this player -- take out the battery and put back again.
In the recovery mode do the following: format the HD, clean the firmware. If those two go smoothly, go to creative.com and download the firmware, connect player to PC(still in recovery mode) and run the downloaded firmware.

Jun 21, 2008 | Creative Labs Zen Micro MP3 Player

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Recovery mode


go to zen micro page in creative.
on the left there is a link to downloads. depending on which countries website you are on you will either be asked to search or be shown the all downloads page

if you are too lazy, just click this link
http://support.creative.com/downloads/welcome.aspx?nDriverType=4&nOS=10&nLanguageLocale=1033#Firmware

if that doesn't work, try myZEN checker that is avaliable on mycreative fan site.com forum.... automated checker and also fixes.
cheers

May 21, 2008 | Creative Labs Zen Micro MP3 Player

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Creative ZEN MICRO


OK to everyone who messed up the firmware of Zen Micro and run vista, u r all idiots, including me. my zen was stuck in recovery mode and recovery menu as everyone experienced and tried to upgrade the firmware via the firmware updater that didnt work, right? ok through research and time i came to realize that what was causing the updater to fail (...please connect your media player...) is windows media player 11 (ELEVEN !!) zen update firmware will work only with windows media player 10 (TEN !!) installed. y? i dont know and i dont care anymore now that my micro is fixed up and running with the latest released firmware.
method 1:
u can find smne with xp and wmp10 (rare) install drivers and run the updater or
method 2:
u can DIY and since it is impossible to uninstall wmp11 i did the unthinkable, no no not format and install xp to use wmp10 no no.

instead i used a program called VIRTUAL MACHINE WORKSTATION 6.5 (for links keep confidential suppling ur email to me) this program will allow u to install and run several operating systems at a time regardless of your current hardware, it will run as an application in vista O/S. so i installed xp pro (on vmware 6.5) that i had handy somewhere, and then the drivers from the creative disc. then i run the firmware updater and yes it recognises my zen for the first time and loads a brand new firmware. easy as that, zen reboots and main menu appears, what a joy.

so all i used was:
vmware 6.5
xp pro (wmp10)
creative disc
firmware updater by creative

installing operating systems on vmware is very easy and doesnt require restarts etc.. u can switch through vista and xp like a window application just like that.

hope this helps, zen micro is by far the ultimate mp3 player for its sound breathtaking performance and loudness, totally worth the trouble. this is 100% fixable

Mar 31, 2008 | Creative Labs Zen Touch MP3 Player

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Creative Zen Micro


Sounds like the hard drive is bad, was the unit dropped?

Dec 01, 2007 | Creative Labs Zen Micro MP3 Player

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Plz help my zen micro is stuck on recovery mode


Sounds like bad hard drive, if unit was dropped or bumped it crashes the drive, you can try it on another pc see if it works there

or try the recovery tool:
http://www.creative.com/products/mp3/MP3PlayerRecoveryTool/welcome.asp?region=1

Nov 22, 2007 | Creative Labs Zen Micro MP3 Player

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Dropped Creative Zen Micro 5GB


hi http://us.creative.com/support/custsup/services.asp look in "Self-help Resources" fro a driver upgrade -see if it works if not look for support good luck

Apr 19, 2006 | Creative Labs Zen Micro MP3 Player

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