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Mp3 player problem! please help!

After i put new songs on my mp3 player i unplugged it & turned it on but it said "boot error please format unit" so i plugged it back in to format it but it wouldnt let me! i love my mp3 player & i havent been able to listen to it for 3 days! its killin me! please help! thanks! Xoxo

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    My question is can you tell me step by step?

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Can you tell me step by step on how to reformat

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Go to RCA.com then download the software updates, maybe ur firmware has een corrupted so u nid to reformat it..

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You can also format the player in Windows Media Player itself:
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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.
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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.
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First you go to "Start" - "My Computer" - Now look for something called "Removable Disk" - That is your MP3 Player - Now right-click on it then click "Format" - Now allow format to complete and this should have fixed the problem.

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Good luck. Hope my solution was helpful in someway.

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