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Hello, You can try to format the mp3 player. Go through the : Setting>Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Computer Management>Disk management> Try to format fat files system. hope this help you Regards uttam
the problem is you have not installed the drivers yet all mp3 player have to have some sort of drivers in order to run correctly on your pc if you have you sansa e250 disk still around id recomend reinstalling the information stored on that disk and go from there hopefully this helps you
What I would recommend you to do is to make sure that your device is under MTP mode instead of MSC...to do that go under menu,setting, usb and then there should the two mode listed there...In would recommend thaf you upgrade your windows media player to 11..to do that go to ..www.windowsmediaplayer.com and then click on the download now for windows media player 11...then you want to plug your device in the back of your computer..not in the front..that is very important....once you do that..open up your windowsmedia player...click on your start thee sync panel..if your device is recognize properly it will be showing there on the right side..and if its not listed properly, it will say connect a device..if thats the case..click on your start menu right click on computer and then click on propetties, click under hardware and then device manager..your device should be showing there...check under disk drives to see if your device is showing there and if it doesnt you want to right click and hit uninstall...we dont want your device to be under disk drive ..we want it to be under windows portable device...once you uninstall it...go to http://www.sandisk.com/DriverDownload/index.asp and find the driver for your device..and then connecct the device on the back of your computer...it should work properly..if you are still having any problems..let me know..i would be more than happy to assist you.. Please rate accordingly Thank you Computerrep
The disk had Rhapsody and / or Best Buy Software and Sansa Media Converter.
Which can be downloaded from www.Rhapsody.com
and the Sansa media Converter is here;
It did not contain any drivers.
As long as you have Windows XP / SP2, and Windows Media Player 10 or higher, you will not need anything off of the disk.
Best of Luck.
An internal memory corruption might have occurred on your player, and would need to format your player through "Disk Management" (I'm assuming you have Windows XP or Vista). Here's how:
(1) First, set your player to MSC mode by navigating your menu as follows:
Menu >> Settings >> USB Mode
(2) Open "Computer Management" by right-clicking on the "My Computer" icon, then selecting "Manage"
(3) Your "Computer Management" window should be divided into 2 panes. On the left pane, click on "Disk Management"
(4) On the upper right pane of "Disk Management", you should find the drive letter corresponding to your Sansa E250. The lower section also contains the drive # pertaining to your E250. Right-click on either drive letters pertaining to the E250 and select "Format". Follow the on-screen prompts. Make sure that the "Quick Format" checkbox remains un-checked.
In general, Disk Management is more the effective tool for formatting your E250 and assuming the format processing completed without any errors, you may now use your player as you would.
You may want to set the mode of your MP3 player back to "MTP" (if you're going to download subscription songs -- otherwise, just leave it in MSC mode) by navigating your menu as follows:
Menu >> Settings >> USB Mode
In case you get the error "Unable to Complete Format" or the format process is unable to complete, you may want to call the SanDisk Tech Support guys for more advanced troubleshooting (I call `em when I'm at my wit's end lol)
I hope it works :)
It seems like your player decided to throw a hissy fit by deciding to experience internal system errors. Best that you reset the firmware. Here's how:
Switch your Sansa E250 to its Recovery Mode:
1. Make sure the player is powered off
2. Enable the "Hold" switch (located on the top of the player). You would know it's enabled when you see the "orange-colored" surface
3. Press the "Record" button. Make sure you keep it pressed while pressing on the "Menu" button.
4. keep your fingers pressed on these 2 buttons until the E250 LCD screen displays "Welcome to Recovery Mode"
5. Connect your E250 to your computer. (Just a reminder: The minimum Operating System requirements for a Sansa E200 player is Windows XP and above)
6. Double-click on "My Computer" and you would see your Sansa E250 appear as a "16 MB" drive. Note: If you do not see that "16 MB" drive/partition, please repeat steps 1-6.
Next, Apply the firmware for the E250 (your player should be connected to your PC at this time):
Use this link to download the firmware for your Sansa E250 (for better results, please save this file on your "Desktop":
Double left-click on the downloaded file, and follow the on-screen prompts. The file will automatically re-flash your player and format it as well, thereby clearing all possible file/system corruptions that may have occurred.
When the process is complete, unplug your E250 from your computer, and please make sure you disable the "Hold" switch
Power up your E250 and 90-99% of the time, it would boot up successfully.
Enjoy using your Sansa E250, just like I do. (I love this player)