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Accidently Formatted Sansa e250 usin HP USB Format...Need Help

Hi All,i am in serious trouble.i had a software named HP USB FORMAT,its a small utility to format usb devices.I formatted my sansa e250 using this.i thought it would delete all the contents.but to my badluck the whole player was formatted.the player is not booting up after doing that.when i press the power button the player scroll key lights up,but the screen doesnt turn on.pls help me...its not even detected by my pc nw..when i connect it to my pc it shows unknown device detected..what to do...anyway...pls help

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Need to format my mp4 player where do i go help

"To format plug it in to usb. Go to my computer It shows up as a removable disc, usually drive f: Right click on drive f: (or the appropriate drive) and click format."
So basically where you see the name of the MP4 appear right click on it and there should be a format option when you do.

Feb 15, 2013 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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I have the sansa e250 mp3 player,and i want to format it,how can i do that?


Please follow this:
  • Disconnect the device from your computer and turn it on
  • Go to Settings > USB Mode > MSC
  • Connect the device again
  • On My Computer, look for Sansa E250 (Removable Drive)...
  • Right-click on the E250 and choose Format
  • Click "Start" and agree to start the formatting process
  • Done!
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Apr 28, 2011 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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I convert the file system of my sansa e250 to FAT32 and now it says release 6MB space even though no songs is there to play..not sure how to resolve it or revert back it now. -Rohit

Hook it up to your pc again via the usb cable and format it again, choosing NTFS file system. If you are running Windows XP you might only have option for FAT32. If you do reformat in FAT32 and it still doesn't work, you may need to download a drive management utility that can format a removalable drive in either NTFS or FAT32. If all else fails, you may need to download and install a flashing utility from the manufacturers website to revert the player back to factory condition.

Apr 24, 2011 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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you can format it using a third party software such as.
HP format utility
you can get this free software from the following site...

if it didn't work you need to install another software named unlocke, install it and plug in your thumb drive..
right click on it and select unlocker in it select all processes that are currently using the thumb drive and click on unlock all...

then use the hp usb disk fomat tool to format it...

if this one finds helpful please give a vote....

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Trouble getting the software for my sansa sandisk c200 series mp3

I am also a user of SanDisk. They will not give any CD with it. Try using below steps to download the music.
1. Movies and Music should be in MP3 format.
2. Plugin SanDisk to Computer.
3. System will open new drive in "My Computer" name as Sansa e250 .
4. Copy music,movies and past it into Sansa Drive.

There is another good feature in SanDisk.
You can also record the song from FM Radio.

At the time of listining song from FM press Rec button. Song will get saved in your SanDisk.


Jan 04, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Hi, how do I format my sansa?

you connect it to the computer then go to my computer

then find the sansa and right click then press format

Dec 07, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Format sansa E250

when i turn my mp3 "on" then it will refreshered and the screen will turn black it will not display anything what should i do, and it is not charging too.

Sep 23, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Refomatting my sansa e250

Go To The Sandisk Or Sansa Site And Download A FirmWire And Re-Install The Software In Recovey Mode

Dec 30, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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How do I format my Sansa e250?

This worked for me... Hope it works for you as well

*Disconnect the device, turn it on
*Go to Settings > USB Mode > MSC
*Connect the device
* Open up My Computer
*Under the heading "Devices with Removable Storage"
Look for Sansa E250 (Removable Drive) - Note: this heading
"Devices with Removable Storage" applies to the "Arrange Icon By: Type" , option in My Computer Window
* Right-click on the E250 and choose format
*Click "Start" and agree to the format

Jan 26, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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