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Creative Zen Vision M: 30GB Error

After working fine for over a year I either upgraded the Creative Media Organizer 5 or else a security update came in from MS. Either way, I lost my ability to synch with my Acer laptop running XP Pro. It sees the Zen, and shows up in Device Manager with either a red x or yellow exclamation point. I get the message 'A problem occurred during hardware installation. Your new hardware might not work properly'. Media Player 11 will not recognize it nor will CMO5. I spent $12.99 for tech support with Creative and after changing permissions with regedit, uninstalling the player and the USB controllers and letting plug & play reinstall drivers, the conclusion was that I had to reinstall XP. Yeh right. Something is going on with a setting somewhere that needs to be fixed. Any ideas?

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Can you fix creative zen m 30G I dropped the item and the screen is cracked. If so, how much is for the labor and screen replacement. Thanks.

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Creative zen vision :m 30gb wont turn on


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I have a Zen Vision M 30G, and this is what worked for me.(Widows XP home Edition. First you're going to want to transfer all your files back to your PC to back them up. I've found that even though you can't transfer from your PC to Zen, you can transfer from Zen to PC. Connect your player, and after your Pc recognizes it go to My Computer>click on your player, it should show up as "storage media.">then you right click on it, then select "reformat." A warning should pop notifing that you will lose all you data. Click yes, It should take less than a minute to complete. So essentially you have just wiped your Mp3 player's hard drive clean. Now transfer all your backed up files back to your player.

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Make sure you get creative media player organizer 5 and what ever else you need.. You need to go here = http://us.creative.com/support/downloads...

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I had the Exact same problem and no one had a good solution, i only found one that finally worked after spending 4 freakin hours tryin to fix it. anyway here is the solution.

you need to use a computer that has Windows XP, then if the computer is running any version of Windows media player other than 10, roll back or upgrade to Media player 10. restart the computer.

Now, you need to download and run http://www.delldjsite.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=462 honestly i have no idea what it does. my guess is it reinstalles the USB ports but thats only a guess. but i was so frusterated by the time i found this solution that i was willing to try anything. so download this file, unpack it and run it. then it will ask you to restart. when your computer is restarted run the new firmware file ( i used 1.62.2.0) and it works.

Why? i have no idea, but it i was pumped. the origional site i got this solution from is http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum/showthread.php?t=18864

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Uninstall everything from your PC, reboot, reinstall driver and the Explorer (I do not use MediaSource, only the Explorer). If it didn't work out follow these steps: 1. Uninstall Creative Media Source and all related software. 2. Install the driver. In the installation CD the driver is usually in \Drivers\English 3. Turn on the Nomad an connect it to the PC. 4. Install MediaSource(the program requires that you have the nomad connected while installing) 5. Install MediaSource plugin 6. Try transferring files. If you?re still running into problem know that there are other programs capable of handling MediaSource?s functions, such as - Portable Audio Devices Power Toy , NomadSync, Real player, and there?s also a Zen plugin for the Winamp. Good luck!

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