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I have an AKAI MPC500 that stalls during startup. I just bought it on eBay, and it came that way. I have a feeling that someone tried to upgrade the OS, and powered down during the upgrade. When I try to load the new OS to a CF card on a Mac or PC, the MPC500 says bad boot format CF and won't recognize the OS upgrade that I put on the CF card. How do I get a clean start to reload the OS

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