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How to bring a Creative Zen Sleek Photo to life

I have a creative Zen Sleek Photo which is not recognized by windows xp pro and results in not being able to do a firmware upgrade. you can not access the main screen due to the firmware is corrupt. So basically how do I flash it in this condition.

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  • dattarde Jul 28, 2008

    My ZEN player is not recognized by XP so it is been formated,clean up and firmware is also been deleted so how do i install firmware in ZEN SLEEK PHOTO 20GB.whenever i connect it with USB to My laptop it turn to USB hardisk or as an disk storage mode.so if u have an solution plz reply me at dattarde@gmail.com

  • choyangt Apr 17, 2009

    creative zen sleek photo is not connecting my computer or not recognised by pc.how i can update firmwire .ect

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I have the sleek photo and mine bugged out. It would go to the splash screen and then go blank and just sit there. Nothing would respond. I tried reset, reboot and other things too. My pc also would not recognize the player. To make a long story short, I tried other suggestions I found on the web. They didn't work and my player would now only go to a garbled splash screen and go right to the recovery screen.


I had the new firmware, but I couldn't use it because the pc wouldn't detect the goofy player. I removed both WMP (mine was 11) and WMP runtime using the add/remove programs option on the control panel. I restarted the pc and BAM! the player was now recognized. I ran the new firmware application and the player works fine now. The key for me was getting rid of WMP and the WMP runtime.

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If you can, the best test is to try your player with another PC,

Posted on Feb 04, 2008

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My creative software for Zen Sleek Photo won't load on Vista


Vista by default will support the Zen Sleek Photo as an MTP device, which means that Windows Media Player will recognize it as well as Explorer.

You can use WMP to sync music to it, and Explorer to drag/drop photos to it.

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I had the same problem. I took all my router ports off and connected just my creative vision and it worked. System was over loaded.

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My zen photo sleek is stuck in recovery mode


I had this same problem and almost threw out the Zen. You need to download the Zen Sleek Photo firmware upgrade software from Creative (http://ccftp.creative.com/manualdn/Drivers/PDE/9475/0xD499781C/ZenSleekPhotoP4S_16_1_10_01.exe).

  1. The firmware updater needs to run in XP SP2 or SP3. It apparently won't run on Vista.
  2. The trick to getting the Zen recognized by the firmware update software is to make sure you uninstall both WMP11 as well as the WMP11 Runtime. Those two things are listed separately in Add/Remove programs. BOTH must be uninstalled before the firmware updater will recognize your Zen.
Now I'm back to using my Zen. It's all good.

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Creative Zen Sleek Firmware Problem...


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Creative zen sleek photo not recognized by win xp


I am also facing the same problem try unistalling WMP11 and then connect it if it works then do reply me on dattarde@gmail.com

Jul 23, 2008 | Creative Labs ZEN SLEEK MP3 Player

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Getting out of recovery mode


The recovery tool mentioned above is not designed for the sleek photo. You need to download the firmware for the sleek photo from creative's site. Now we need to get your player recognized to get the firmware loaded. If you have Windows Media Player 11, it needs to be removed. Also remove WMP runtime. After that, restart the pc and your player should be recognized. You can then double click on the firmware program to run it. It might say something like, this firmaware is already installed...do you want to reload it? Click yes to reload.

I had the same problem with my sleek photo. Once I got rid of WMP and the runtime everything worked like a charm.

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Creative zen sleek photo not recognized by win xp


I got my Creative Zen Sleek Photo from a friend and everything I did wouldn't let Windows recognize it, but then I got it to work almost magically.

1. Make sure you have the proper drivers installed for it that come with the CD. If you don't have the CD, you can download the ISO here.
http://wp.randyr.net/windows-xp/creative-zen-sleek-photo.html

2. Reboot. When it comes back up, plug the cable into your computer, then into your Sleek. The software should sync up. For some reason, my Zen wasn't being recognized from the usb port on my computer tower, but I plugged it into my monitor's USB port and then it worked. Try that, if none of that works, then it may be a problem with your computer not knowing which driver to assign to your Zen, and if so, try the steps below.

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1. Plug your Sleek to your computer.
2. Open up Windows' Device manager (right-click on "My Computer" and select "Properties". Go to the "Hardware" tab, then click "Device Manager").
3. Locate the entry for "Creative Zen Sleek" in your device list. It should appear either under "Sound, video, and game controllers" or under "USB Devices". Once you locate the entry, uninstall it.
4. Unplug your Sleek and wait a few seconds.
5. Plug your Sleek back in and allow the "new Hardware Wizard" to identify and install the drivers for it.

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