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I have an MP3 player as described above, and windows xp does not recongnize new hardware when I plug it into the usb port. I have tried finding a driver, downloading, and installing, but no luck. How can I get my computer to recognize this player so I can transfer music to it?

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Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, turn it off, hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer while holding the volume + button in. Keep holding the volume + button for an additional 5-50 seconds. Windows should eventually go into recovery mode and revive the player- it will pop up a window that says Found New Hardware Wizard.

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