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Dell dj won't connect to computer.....takes me into emergency mode.....flash bios, format drive reboot, etc....waht do I do? was working good, then froze up.....inserted pin to reboot the machine then nothing.

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Originally Posted by gb07 from another site
"The solution, was to uninstall Windows media player. The first uninstall only let it roll back to version 9(the original version on my computer; yours may be different.) Then I went into control panel and removed it from my windows media components. Then, I went to the folder c:programfiles/dell/digitaljukeboxdrivers. There is a program in there called drvunins. I started it, and it removed all drivers for my dell dj. I then made sure the dj was unplugged. Restarted the computer, then I then downloaded the latest dell firmware, v. 2.20.07.

Found here-
http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&releaseid=R107735&SystemID=PDA_MP3_DJ_2&servicetag=&os=WW1&osl=en&deviceid=9420&devlib=0&typecnt=0&vercnt=3&catid=-1&impid=-1&formatcnt=0&libid=31&typeid=-1&dateid=-1&formatid=-1&source=-1&fileid=139674

FINALLY, after all that, it did in fact connect, and load the firmware successfully."

I can confirm this does work mine is now working perfectly!!

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