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On start, "refresh database"...?

When i turn my sansa e250 on, it takes a few seconds to load. then, i guess since i have a microSD card in, it refreshes the database every time i turn it on. is that normal??

also, is there any way to make turning it on faster than it is? b/c it is reallyy slow.

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  • Anonymous Mar 07, 2008

    when ever i turn on the device it is saying refreash data.

  • Anonymous Mar 07, 2008

    when ever i turn on the device it is saying refreash data.

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I have the same problem for the same reasons. It's just the micro memory card booting up, so the refresh is no big issue. But if anyone finds a faster method of making it turn on, I'd like to hear :D

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