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Rca error I have tried the hold button sloution and i have the button down but when it turns on it says "error please reformat". What needs to be done?

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  • VeggieKait Mar 15, 2008

    my RCA says Boot Error! please format unit, I've tried everything, got a new suggestion?

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Thanks for trying to help Tha Mp3 Doctor but it did not work. I tried to get a firmware upgrade from the RCA website but it told me I do not have a Lycra software and when I went to Windows Media Player and pulled down the Sync tab like you recommended it had nothing for me to click on but it had nothing for me to click on but sort and even that didnt get me anywhere and just led me to a dead end. I am so frusterated with this product and all mp3 players in general I have gone through 3 'dead' ipods in the past 10 years and a failed Creative Zen (another kind of mp3 player) should I just give up?. Is there any thing you think I should do before throwing it out a window?. If so please, please let me know. Help is very much appriciated. THANK YOU!

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There are two ways to format an Mp3 player - one on the computer itself, and one in Windows Media Player. Both methods will end up erasing all the songs on the player, but the player will be "good as new" after that. Sometimes reformatting in this manner will override the player's native formatting and cause problems - this can be reversed in most cases by updating the player's firmware. Firmware upgrades are available from most manufacturers' websites.

WARNING: The following procedures will erase all songs on the player.
Check if the file system is NTFS. If yes, format it to FAT or FAT32. - Connect player to computer, double-click my computer, right click on icon of mp3 player and select format. This only applies to Windows-based computers.
You can also format the player in Windows Media Player itself:
Connect your Mp3 player to the computer and open Windows Media Player. Click on the Sync tab. Pull down the drop down menu underneath the Sync tab by moving your cursor over the Sync tab and left clicking on the little black arrow underneath the Sync tab. Highlight "name of Mp3 player here 1GB" (wording may vary slightly), and then select "Format." - this should erase everything.
-Tha Mp3 Doctor

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