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Check out this forum post from another website. This helped me fix my issue;

Posted on Sep 23, 2009

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SOURCE: my creative zen keeps freezing!

When you encounter a song that is freezing your zen, you need to delete it from the zen. At that point try to transfer it again. If it is copy protected then you may need to remove the copy protection.

The "iTunes format" is nothing more than AAC. The Creative Zen will play unprotected iTunes Plus tracks as well as CD rips from iTunes (M4A). Any DRM'ed tracks that you may have purchased through iTunes will not play on Zen.

google for "hymn project" or "myfairtunes" for iTunes DRM removal. (And for "FU4WM" for WMA DRM removal.)

Alternatively, you can always burn the DRM'd tracks (copy-protected songs), then rip them so they are no longer protected.

Posted on Jul 20, 2008

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SOURCE: Creative Zen Microphoto

remove battery and fixit again and start again.

Posted on Aug 16, 2008

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try this...push a pin into the reset hole in the bottom of the player while at the same time holding down the play and power buttons. This should bring up the recovery screen. Then run the "clean-up" function. That will probably fix the problem and will not delete your music. If you reformat or dump the firmware, you will lose your music files.

Posted on Sep 16, 2008

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try this website

Posted on Oct 18, 2008

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SOURCE: Creatve Zen freezing at rebuilding

Try using a different computer or a different USB cable. It is possible that the Windows mass storage driver is having issues. You may also want to try to download the newest software from Creative and install that. You may also want to try to plug it in and then press the reset button and see if it detects it when it restarts.
Also try putting an SD card into the expansion slot and see if it detects it as as mass storage device.
If none of the above work and it is still under warranty (less than 90 days) I would send it to Creative for repair or replacement. If it is out of warranty, Creative's repair costs may not make it worth fixing. When my out of warranty player needed fixed they were going to charge 125 USD and I only paid 200 USD for it about a year earlier. When it finally got to be too hard to deal with I opted for an iPod. Granted they are more expensive but the support is better and the warranty is 1 year.

Cheers and best wishes.

Posted on Jan 01, 2009

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This should help you right here: Detach the player from the PC and turn the unit off. Then slide the power switch towards the power icon and hold the switch. Push the end of a pin-like object (for example, a straightened paper clip) into the reset hole, press gently and remove. Release the power button when the recovery mode appears. Select format (all) and select yes to format the player. After the player has finished formatting, select reboot. Then retransfer the tracks to the player as doing the format will erase the whole player.

Posted on Apr 16, 2009

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