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Sansa c250-- can't find XP compatible driver, can't erase contents

The Sandisk website's driver page does not offer anything for my device when I enter XP as the OS.

The firmware updater also does nothing. It has only installed an UNINSTALL program.

I have tried to use Windows media player to mainuplate the device. it will let me add songs, but it wont let me see or remove any songs that are already on the device. The device does not show any option for deleting files (that I can find). Somebody help!

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Use volume + method listed below:
These are the most common methods for recovering Sandisk's Sansa Mp3 Players. I have been almost universally successful in recovering Sansa players using one or a combination of these methods. These methods do not work if you are having synchronization or music format issues - they are for recovering a player that will not power up, freezes, flashes, is not recognized by the computer, and a host of other issues.

Reset the Sansa Player first. On most models, restart is done by holding the power button in for 15 seconds or longer. Check your specific manual to be sure. The manuals are available from the Sansa website if they have been misplaced.
Download the Sansa Recovery Tool from the Sansa website.
Format - Erases Everything: Connect your Sansa 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 "Sansa 1GB" (wording may vary slightly), and then select "Format." - this should erase everything.
Firmware Upgrade- Erases Everything: Get the latest firmware upgrade from Sansa - it updates the firmware and erases every song in the player all at once. Note: this method doesn't work if already have the latest firmware. Go to this website and click "Firmware Updater" to find out: http://www.sandisk.com/DriverDownload/driverList.asp
If these fail, then:
Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, turn it off, hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer while holding the volume + button in. Keep holding the volume + button for an additional 5-50 seconds. Windows should eventually go into recovery mode and revive the player- it will pop up a window that says Found New Hardware Wizard.
If you get the problem where MTP Device keeps popping up continuously, uninstall the “MTP Device” by going to Start à Control Panel àSystem à Hardware à Device Manager (you computer may vary slightly, depending on Windows Version).
You may have to restart your computer after each of these methods to get them to work properly. Disconnect your Sansa player BEFORE shutting down your computer.
-Tha Mp3 Doctor

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I'am having problems with my sandisk sansa c250, when i plugued in the computer at first it recognize the divice but after a minute it doesn't recognize the sansa c250 and i been serching for the driver...


Hello,

The support site for the Sansa c200 series is listed here:
http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4487#c200

important
Take notice of the manual, how to connect and disconnect.
When having problems with the player, first try resetting the player as told in next link:
http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/189


Updating firmware will erase all data from the player !

Verify your version player selecting the manual and when manually updating the firmware of the player.
For easy updating, use the automatic Sansa Firmware Updater.

Need more help ? Just post a comment.

Dec 24, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa c250 (2 GB) MP3 Player...

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Drivers for sansa c250


You can't plug the same mp3 player into a MAC and a PC - one erases the formatting of the other. Run the Sansa Recovery Tool for the c200 series - it is available from the Sandisk website. Also, here is a link to the full user manual:
http://www.sandisk.com/Assets/File/Downloads/user-guides/c200-ug-eng.pdf

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Dec 11, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa c250 (2 GB) MP3 Player...

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Sansa Driver problem


No need to reinstall XP. Sandisk's website suggests doing the firmware upgrade instead. If the firmware upgrade won't take, then try to force recognition:

Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, turn it off, hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer while holding the volume + button in. Keep holding the volume + button for an additional 5-50 seconds. Windows should eventually go into recovery mode and revive the player- it will pop up a window that says Found New Hardware Wizard


Try this helpful link:
http://forums.sandisk.com/sansa/search?submitted=true&type=message&sort_by=score&q=driver+c200&page_size=10

Jun 22, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa c250 (2 GB) MP3 Player...

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I have sansa c250 ,it is not running on my pc (OS -WIN XP).


The PC is not recognizing the device? Are you running Windows Vista? if so, go to Sandisk's website for software. If you are running windows ME or 98, go to Sandisk's website for drivers.

If you are running Windows XP,:
These are the most common methods for recovering Sandisk's Sansa Mp3 Players. I have been almost universally successful in recovering Sansa players using one or a combination of these methods. These methods do not work if you are having synchronization or music format issues - they are for recovering a player that will not power up, freezes, flashes, is not recognized by the computer, and a host of other issues.

Reset the Sansa Player first. On most models, restart is done by holding the power button in for 15 seconds or longer. Check your specific manual to be sure. The manuals are available from the Sansa website if they have been misplaced.
Download the Sansa Recovery Tool from the Sansa website.
Format - Erases Everything: Connect your Sansa 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 "Sansa 1GB" (wording may vary slightly), and then select "Format." - this should erase everything.
Firmware Upgrade- Erases Everything: Get the latest firmware upgrade from Sansa - it updates the firmware and erases every song in the player all at once. Note: this method doesn't work if already have the latest firmware. Go to this website and click "Firmware Updater" to find out: http://www.sandisk.com/DriverDownload/driverList.asp
If these fail, then:
Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, turn it off, hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer while holding the volume + button in. Keep holding the volume + button for an additional 5-50 seconds. Windows should eventually go into recovery mode and revive the player- it will pop up a window that says Found New Hardware Wizard.
If you get the problem where MTP Device keeps popping up continuously, uninstall the “MTP Device” by going to Start à Control Panel àSystem à Hardware à Device Manager (you computer may vary slightly, depending on Windows Version).
You may have to restart your computer after each of these methods to get them to work properly. Disconnect your Sansa player BEFORE shutting down your computer.
-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Jun 08, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa c250 (2 GB) MP3 Player...

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C250 driver


Follow the link below to obtain the driver for your device..Select your device model and operating system.....
http://www.sandisk.com/DriverDownload/index.asp

I hope this helps..
Please rate accordingly
Thank you
Computerrep

Apr 18, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa c250 (2 GB) MP3 Player...

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Sansa c250 MP3 player


Yes its compatible with Vista..Follow the link below to obtain the driver for your device..Select your device model and operating system.....
http://www.sandisk.com/DriverDownload/index.asp

I hope this helps..
Please rate accordingly
Thank you
Computerrep

Apr 15, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa c250 (2 GB) MP3 Player...

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Scan disk sansa c200 series locked with an error message


Download the Sansa Recovery Tool from the Sansa website.

Format - Erases Everything: Connect your Sansa 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 "Sansa 1GB" (wording may vary slightly), and then select "Format." - this should erase everything.
Firmware Upgrade- Erases Everything: Get the latest firmware upgrade from Sansa - it updates the firmware and erases every song in the player all at once. Note: this method doesn't work if already have the latest firmware. Go to this website and click "Firmware Updater" to find out: http://www.sandisk.com/Retail/DriverDownloads.aspx
-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Apr 04, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa c250 (2 GB) MP3 Player...

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Sansa E280 isn't recognized by Vista


Format - Erases Everything: Connect your Sansa 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 "Sansa 1GB" (wording may vary slightly), and then select "Format." - this should erase everything.
Firmware Upgrade- Erases Everything: Get the latest firmware upgrade from Sansa - it updates the firmware and erases every song in the player all at once. Note: this method doesn't work if already have the latest firmware. Go to this website and click "Firmware Updater" to find out: http://www.sandisk.com/Retail/DriverDownloads.aspx
-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Mar 29, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa c250 (2 GB) MP3 Player...

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Drivers of sandisk sansa c250


Solution:

1. Open the start menu and right click on My Computer 2. Click on properties 3. Locate and click on the "Hardware" Tab of the system properties window that pops up 4. Find the button that says "Device Manager" 5. When you do this, another window will pop up with a list of all of the hardware installed inside of your computer, you should see the Sansa Express somewhere in this list with the yellow exclamation mark. 6. Right-Click on the Sansa Express and click on "Update Driver" 7. When the next window opens up, instead of allowing it to search automatically, click on "Install from a list or a specific location (Advanced)" and click next 8. On the next window, click on the last option "Don't search, I will choose the driver to install" and click next 9. When I did this, it had two options listed. MTP Device and USB Mass Storage Device. If you see these options highlight the USB Mass Storage Device and click next. It should install Immediately!! I sincerely hope this helps anyone, I searched and searched on line for an answer, and I couldn't come up with anything. I fiddled around with it for a long time.

Try it... kiran.venkatesh@yahoo.com

Dec 26, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa c250 (2 GB) MP3 Player...

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