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Gigabeat MEGF-20 I accidently upgraded my Gigabeat Room software from version 2.20 to 3.00 and this updated my firmware too. My Gigabeat will not boot up now (the bars get halfway and stop). I have reinstalled the original 2.20 software on my laptop, but as the F20 won't boot, it isn't being detected by XP. I know that if I can reboot the F20 that I can reinstall the GBSYSTEM by copying it from the programe file on my C:/ drive. Can anyone help or point me in the right direction? I have had my F20 for 2 years or more so its out of warranty. I don't want to replace it so any advice would be welcome. Please help! Steve

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Everytime when i switch on my gigabeat f20, it shows this error.NO SYSTEM FOUND ON HDD. i've tried formating but once this error appears, you can't do anything. Sometimes it shows SYSTEM ERROR.


Hi theofrimp109,

This error usually happens when the firmware has been corrupted or deleted. The easiest way to correct this is by updating the firmware. You may also try to restore the firmware data by following the steps below.

1. Connect the gigabeat to your computer using a USB cable.

2. Start Explorer on the PC.

3. Open the folder in which the gigabeat room is installed.
--> The folder in which the gigabeat room is installed can be opened by clicking [Start] [All Programs] [TOSHIBA gigabeat room 2.0] [gigabeat room 2.0
Program Folder]. Usually, the folder will be found in C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\gigabeat room 2.0.

4. If you can't find the folder, please go inside the gigabeat then click on [tools], [folder option], go to [view tab] then select [show hidden files and folders].

5. Now, inside the gigabeat root, copy a folder named "GBSYSTEM" located in the folder that was opened in Step 3.

6. Use "Safely Remove Hardware" and disconnect the gigabeat.

Hope it helps.

Thank you for using FixYa.

Jun 28, 2011 | Toshiba Gigabeat MEG-F20S MP3 Player

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How to fix a system error?


A system error indicates a possible software or firmware problem. If the unit is in warranty, contact Toshiba about a software upgrade (possible).
If it is out of warranty, the cost of repair is likely more than a new unit.

A system error can be caused by moisture (#1), physical damage (#2) and a possible software update issue. Your Toshiba Gigabeat Room software for your computer may be able to get upgrades for your MEG-F10K. Check the owner's manual. If you cannot connect to the unit with the computer to transfer songs and movies, it is likely not repairable for a reasonable cost.

Mar 22, 2010 | Toshiba Gigabeat MEG-F10K MP3 Player

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Could I please have more instructions on how to restore firmware data as I am still getting same results. "NO SYSTEM FOUND ON HDD" 00200060


Just install your software that came with your Gigabeat. After installation please run the following program. Start/Programs/Toshiba Gigabeat Room/Formatting Utility for Gigabeat. This will place all the files back in the hard drive. Please do not format this unit from My computer to the drive letter. You end up deleting the system and boot files. if that does not help try this in your software you right click on your gigabeat room and open it up and find gbsytem folder drag and drop into your gigabeat on your my computer screen. and then check out.try it couple of times.many times this does work for first time directly. -------- you can also try contacting topshiba service center click the link directly http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/home.jsp ---------- try downloading the firmware again and installing it in your device click this link directly for firmware http://www.megaupload.com/?d=MO4S7T6I ----- This will help. Thanks please keepupdated.please do rate the solution positively .thank you for using fixya.

Oct 22, 2009 | Toshiba Gigabeat MEG-F20K (20 GB) MP3...

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Toshiba Gigabeat doesn't work


hi there,
looks like the player is asking for a firmware update.perhaps u accidentally erased parts of it beforehand and now it is a bit on the blind side..
nevermind, get the latest firmware(gigabeat room 3.0) here:
http://www.toshiba.co.th/download/support.html

and find more info on the giga here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gigabeat

(choose the program fitting your windows version!)

for more support and FAQs visit

http://www.vistax64.com/vista-general/37343-toshiba-gigabeat-xp-compatible-w-vista.html>

good luck

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System error 10 please help


The solution for a Code 10 is to uninstall and reinstall the software. Unplug the mp3 player from the computer. Uninstall the Toshiba software. Reinstall a clean version of the software from Toshiba's website. Then replug the player. If you continue to have a problem, and are running Windows Vista, upgrade the firmware: http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/askIris.jsp

You need to download the MEGF series v.3 update

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Jan 07, 2009 | Toshiba Gigabeat MEGF40S MP3 Player

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Cannot Instal CD for Toshiba Gigabeat F40 on Windows Vista


Download the MEGF Series Update 3 from Toshiba's website

Nov 10, 2008 | Toshiba Gigabeat MEGF40S MP3 Player

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Gigabeat F20 and Windows Vista


hi i had the same problem and updated gigabeat room to version 3 , not the actual gigabeat just its pc software , and it seems to work ok most of the time but only if i load gigabeat watcher after plugging in my player . hope this helps ,i emailed toshiba uk but they told me that they have no intention of updating the players firmware ,

Apr 07, 2008 | Toshiba Gigabeat MEG-F20S MP3 Player

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Computer does not recognize Gigabeat Device


the solution is simple. Simply Run both Gigabeat watcher and giga-room programs as administrator if u have windows vista.
How to do this :

Click on start in the taskbar at the bottom right of your screen,
then click on all programs,
then click on the Toshiba Gigaroom Folder,
then right click Gigabeat watcher and click on "Run as Administrator"
then right click "Gigaroom" and click on Run as Administrator

and then look in the bottom right of the taskbar, the little Gigabeat watcher symbol should be there with a green square instead of grey. If its green then it means Vista has recognised your gigabeat and u can now transfer music to it via gigaroom. i hope this helps people as i was on the verge of buying XP myself again... Peace all and HAPPY GIGABEATIN!

DREZO 9/3/2009

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