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Rebuild Screem I dropped my Creative Vision: M a few months ago (i'm not sure if that caused the problem) and i reset it. Now, whenever I turn it on, it automatically goes to the rebuld screen, but never finishes it. The bar gets about half full then it just goes to the normal screen....but i've noticed some of my songs are being deleted evry time. My computer will not reconize it either, even when the player says it's connected? I could use some help...i seriously don't want to buy another one

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You have more than one problem. You are missing a screen - cannot be fixed, seriously. And you have a corrupt DB. I would DEFINITELY reccomend replacing the player, BUT a firmware upgrade from the manufacturer will usually resolve this DB corruption. If no firm upgrade is available, the reformat your player - read my "Tips and Tricks" on Reofrmatting players to find out how to do this.

Good Luck!

Posted on Jun 09, 2008

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posted on Feb 25, 2009 abeales
If you have windows set to do automatic updates, you most likely had a windows update installed that caused this conflict with Win Media Player 11. No fix has been posted by Microsoft yet, so the only workaround is to Uninstall/Rollback Windows Media Player 11. Goto <Control Panel<Add/Remove Programs and remove Windows Media Player 11. Follow prompts, restart computer when prompted to. Also uninstall Windows Media Player 11 Runtime application following same procedure above.
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This is a windows problem, not a creative problem. Dont blame Creative for the screwed up hotfixes that Microsoft puts out on a regular basi

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download it and do a rebuild with new firmware.
this mp3 has a hard drive, the exact one that the ipod has. They are not immuned from crashing for sure.
But doing a reinstall of the software will probably help alot.

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I was having the same issues with my Zen Vision M : 30 G. It was not recogznized on any computer, and when I turned it on after having it off for a large amount of time (24 hours), it would rebuild half way before completely turning on.
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Have you tried resetting it? Right beneath the lock swithc is a small hole. Inside it is the reset button. Try using a needle or hair-pin to reset it and see what happens, when mine had a freezing problem a few months ago that fixed it straight away..

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