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XP won't recognize Sansa m240

I just got a new m240 (a replacement for my old one, which had the infamous freezing issue), and XP will not install/recognize it when I plug it in. I've tried multiple USB ports without hubs. It won't show up as the device or Replaceable Storage.

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  • Raev Mar 07, 2008

    I should have specified - I have SP2.

  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2008

    not recognized

  • beou Apr 24, 2008

    The same proplem dudes!! I bought 2 new in box m240 but no luck.XP not recognize them....!!!!

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From SanDisk.SanSa 's menu--setting -- advance - USB,
select "MSC" mode.

it works for me at my XP2.

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What service pack is installed in your XP?

There are only 2 of them ( 1 and 2 service packs)
1 is old and has less usb storage features.
2 is the new one and has more USB storgae features.

if you have SP-1 then try to install the Sana m240 driver from it's website. Try to sreach it in google for the driver.

Posted on Mar 07, 2008

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try this it is a driver for that specific MP3 player also if that download don't work search of Sansa M240 driver and other sites should be available for that driver to download

http://www.drivers.mrjuan.com/driver-5953-sansa-m240.html

Just select your operating system of course its XP download should start up hope this is helpful!!

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ENGLISH
I had the exact same problem listed in this thread.
This is what I found on another site to fix it.
Make sure your M240 is not connected to the computer.
Then go into the "settings" menu and then go to the "usb" part.
Then Select "MSC" from the menu, instead of "Auto Select (or something like that).
Then turn off your player and connect it to the Win XP computer and it will be fully recognized
and you can then go to My Computer and see it there and use it.


SPANISH
Tuve exactamente el mismo problema mencionado en este hilo.
Esto es lo que he encontrado en otro sitio para arreglarlo.
Asegúrese de que el M240 no está conectado al ordenador.
A continuación, entrar en el menú "Configuración" y luego ir a la "usb" parte.
A continuación, seleccione "MSC" en el menú, en lugar de "Selección automática (o algo así).
A continuación, apague el reproductor y conéctelo a la computadora Win XP
y se reconoce plenamente y se puede luego ir a Mi PC y ver que hay y lo utilizan.

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To those that are having problems with the MP3 player not being recognized. With Windows XP there is a little Icon on your Systems Tray that is called the "Safely Remove Harware Icon". Not using this Icon when unpluging MP3''s or zip drives can cause your PC to no longer recognize it. Toshiba Satellite laptops are known for this, others probably have the same problem. The solution here is to install the latest update of the ACPI Flash Bios for the Toshiba Satellite computer. Maybe this is also the problem with other PCs. To prevent these problems allways click on the Safely Remove Hardware icon before removing the MP3 player or any USB flash drive
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2 In that window, select the "Hardware" tab
4. In that "All Disk Drives" window, highlight the "Sansa m240" drive and select "Properties" (at the bottom)
5. In that window, select "Policies"
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Jan 21, 07 I called and spoke with a Sandisk rep on Jan 16 about the "Sansa m240 startup screen" freeze-up problem that so many are experiencing. He said a bad batch was sent out in early December and on those m240''s there is "NO POSSIBLE FIX" for that problem, but no plans for a recall. He said he could not discuss what the problem was, but I guess it would be a hardware issue, since a firmware issue could easily be resolved. He said anyone with this problem is requested to call Sandisk and get a MRA number, then return the m240 to Sandisk for a replacement. If you have one that''s frozen on the Sansa m240 startup screen (all other freeze-ups can probably be corrected) take it back to your place of purchase or call Sandisk immediately. <>

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Thank you for contacting SanDisk Technical Support. It is our goal to make sure you have all the resources you need to get the most from your product through your recent inquiry into our product line. We do apologize for any kind inconvenience this issue is causing you. For verification, does your computer have Windows XP as its operating system? This issue may be due to some sort of corruption on the Sansa m240 itself. We should try formatting the Sansa m240 as a possible solution. Caution: Formatting will erase all information on the Sansa mp3 player. Please be sure to have a back up of all the information before proceeding. If your Sansa m240 is currently frozen, please remove the battery (to unfreeze it), then put it back in, and connect it to your Windows XP computer. Since you cannot access your Sansa m240 to convert to MSC mode, please have the ?HOLD? button ?ON? so that you can have your Sansa m240 in MSC mode before plugging to your computer. To format the Sansa m240 on your PC, let us connect the Sansa m240 to your computer on an USB port preferably located near the power hub or to an external self powered USB hub, go to ?My Computer?, single right click on the ?Removable Disk? associated with your Sansa m240, and select ?Format?. Let us please make sure that, under FILE SYSTEM, we change FAT to FAT32, and then single left click ?Start?. This will erase all data off the Sansa m240 and correct errors on it, which should make the Sansa m240 usable again. We also recommend formatting the Sansa m240 another way. Please be advised again that formatting will erase all data. Please right click on my computer and select ?Manage?. When ?Computer Management? comes up, please click on ?Disk Management? on the left hand side. After clicking on ?Disk Management? you should now have a list of drives in the right side panel. On the right, look for the Sansa m240, it may show up as Disk 1, 2, 3? Removable Disk. Right click on the larger "Volume" rectangular icon to the right of the Removable disk and select ?Format? choosing FAT32. If you do not have the format option, please select "New Partition" and just keep clicking next through the Wizard that appears. After formatting the Sansa m240, please do try your Sansa m240. If applicable, please go the link below to download the firmware update for your Sansa m240. The link is: http://www.sandisk.com/Retail/Default.aspx?CatID=1326 or http://www.sandisk.com/Retail/Default.aspx?CatID=1376 If formatting and firmware update in your computer is not possible, please do try the process again on another Windows XP computer. NOTE: Please be aware that formatting is a normal and necessary method of drive maintenance and repair, and simply NOT formatting periodically can cause a drive to slip into failure due to the backup, and clutter of residual data.

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