Question about Toshiba Gigabeat MEG-F20S MP3 Player

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Toshiba Gigabeat Unfortunatly I did download the firmware also along with the Gigabeat Room 3. I have read hundreds of solutions to get Vista to recognise the Gigabeat. I have tried most of them and nothing has worked. Vista just will not recognise the Gigabeat at all. I do not know why this has to be so hard. I have also tried to get back to the older firmware version and do not know how nor is there anything on the internet. Does anyone have the old firmware or sould I just throw away the Gigabeat and just get use the that nasty IPOD that I bought. Sure would rather use the Gigabeat.

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Tried it....doesnt work. Vista does not recognize the Gigabeat

Posted on Jun 09, 2008

Try using windows media player it does work if you go to the setting file on yor f20 and slect media player in the pc connections folder

Posted on May 28, 2008

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Everytime when i switch on my gigabeat f20, it shows this error.NO SYSTEM FOUND ON HDD. i've tried formating but once this error appears, you can't do anything. Sometimes it shows SYSTEM ERROR.


Hi theofrimp109,

This error usually happens when the firmware has been corrupted or deleted. The easiest way to correct this is by updating the firmware. You may also try to restore the firmware data by following the steps below.

1. Connect the gigabeat to your computer using a USB cable.

2. Start Explorer on the PC.

3. Open the folder in which the gigabeat room is installed.
--> The folder in which the gigabeat room is installed can be opened by clicking [Start] [All Programs] [TOSHIBA gigabeat room 2.0] [gigabeat room 2.0
Program Folder]. Usually, the folder will be found in C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\gigabeat room 2.0.

4. If you can't find the folder, please go inside the gigabeat then click on [tools], [folder option], go to [view tab] then select [show hidden files and folders].

5. Now, inside the gigabeat root, copy a folder named "GBSYSTEM" located in the folder that was opened in Step 3.

6. Use "Safely Remove Hardware" and disconnect the gigabeat.

Hope it helps.

Thank you for using FixYa.

Jun 28, 2011 | Toshiba Gigabeat MEG-F20S MP3 Player

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Could I please have more instructions on how to restore firmware data as I am still getting same results. "NO SYSTEM FOUND ON HDD" 00200060


Just install your software that came with your Gigabeat. After installation please run the following program. Start/Programs/Toshiba Gigabeat Room/Formatting Utility for Gigabeat. This will place all the files back in the hard drive. Please do not format this unit from My computer to the drive letter. You end up deleting the system and boot files. if that does not help try this in your software you right click on your gigabeat room and open it up and find gbsytem folder drag and drop into your gigabeat on your my computer screen. and then check out.try it couple of times.many times this does work for first time directly. -------- you can also try contacting topshiba service center click the link directly http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/home.jsp ---------- try downloading the firmware again and installing it in your device click this link directly for firmware http://www.megaupload.com/?d=MO4S7T6I ----- This will help. Thanks please keepupdated.please do rate the solution positively .thank you for using fixya.

Oct 22, 2009 | Toshiba Gigabeat MEG-F20K (20 GB) MP3...

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Toshiba Gigabeat doesn't work


hi there,
looks like the player is asking for a firmware update.perhaps u accidentally erased parts of it beforehand and now it is a bit on the blind side..
nevermind, get the latest firmware(gigabeat room 3.0) here:
http://www.toshiba.co.th/download/support.html

and find more info on the giga here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gigabeat

(choose the program fitting your windows version!)

for more support and FAQs visit

http://www.vistax64.com/vista-general/37343-toshiba-gigabeat-xp-compatible-w-vista.html>

good luck

Aug 07, 2009 | Toshiba Gigabeat MET400 Digital Media...

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Gigabeat room fails to recognize my Gigabeat


transfering is not a a problem its a player problem have  you ever format your mp3 player?

Dec 16, 2008 | Toshiba Gigabeat MEGF40S MP3 Player

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Cannot Instal CD for Toshiba Gigabeat F40 on Windows Vista


Download the MEGF Series Update 3 from Toshiba's website

Nov 10, 2008 | Toshiba Gigabeat MEGF40S MP3 Player

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Gigabeat F20 and Windows Vista


hi i had the same problem and updated gigabeat room to version 3 , not the actual gigabeat just its pc software , and it seems to work ok most of the time but only if i load gigabeat watcher after plugging in my player . hope this helps ,i emailed toshiba uk but they told me that they have no intention of updating the players firmware ,

Apr 07, 2008 | Toshiba Gigabeat MEG-F20S MP3 Player

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Gigabeat Room


I've got the install CD that has gigabeat room 2.02 - US version. if someone wants it - email me the request and I'll email a zip of the whole CD. it's only 29 MB (kelly . piper . cherokee at gmail . com) remove spaces...

Feb 16, 2008 | Toshiba Gigabeat MEGF40S MP3 Player

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Computer does not recognize Gigabeat Device


the solution is simple. Simply Run both Gigabeat watcher and giga-room programs as administrator if u have windows vista.
How to do this :

Click on start in the taskbar at the bottom right of your screen,
then click on all programs,
then click on the Toshiba Gigaroom Folder,
then right click Gigabeat watcher and click on "Run as Administrator"
then right click "Gigaroom" and click on Run as Administrator

and then look in the bottom right of the taskbar, the little Gigabeat watcher symbol should be there with a green square instead of grey. If its green then it means Vista has recognised your gigabeat and u can now transfer music to it via gigaroom. i hope this helps people as i was on the verge of buying XP myself again... Peace all and HAPPY GIGABEATIN!

DREZO 9/3/2009

Oct 12, 2007 | Toshiba Gigabeat MEGF40S MP3 Player

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Gigabeat and Vista


I hate to say it, but nothing can be done about your situation. I am having the same problem. It is a fight between Microsoft and Apple. I even own a new Toshiba laptop and can't even use my gigabeat with it. What a huge slap in the face. I don't understand why the technology world work with one another to make consumers happy. Sorry for the bad news

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