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Zen will not turn on - computer reformatted and since that zen will not boot up

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If the computer's reformatted you (might) have to reinstall the zen. Go to "control panel" >> "add hardware" and try add it again

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My creative zen stone plus cant switch on,except use a usb cable to connect it... and the word on the screen not clear anymore....why its happen??and how to solve it??


Hi, from the way you said your problem, might not be easy for me to just give you a direct answer to the problem. Because i don't know what happened to it before it started acting the way it those.

So what you can do for me is to write out another comment and really describe exactly what happened to it that made it the way it is now.

But before you do that let me give you some Tips to troubleshoot it first and see if it will solve the problem.

How to Troubleshoot With a Zen Stone MP3 Player

Creative Zen Stone MP3 players work without problems under most conditions, but may occasionally malfunction during normal operation. Malfunctions are often caused by errors in the player software but are occasionally caused by other issues. If your Creative Zen Stone MP3 player is not playing back music or responding to button presses, troubleshoot your device. Most problems are common and do not require service.

Instructions


Plug the small end of the USB cable into the USB jack on the Zen Stone MP3 player. If the rechargeable battery is drained, the MP3 player will not work. Wait until the indicator light stops blinking before removing it from your computer.


Connect the MP3 player to your computer and open the Creative Media Lite software on your computer. Check for updates to the player's firmware by pressing the "Check for Updates" button in the software. Follow the onscreen instructions to update the firmware if one is available. Firmware updates correct problems with the software and may resolve the problem with your device.

Reset the Zen Stone MP3 player to clear any errors that may have developed in the device's software. To reset the device, stick the end of a straightened paper clip into the hole marked "Reset." The device will restart.


Reformat the player as a last resort for fixing your Zen Stone MP3 player. To reformat the player, connect it to your computer and open "My Computer." Your player is located in the "Devices with Removable Storage" section. Right click on your MP3 player, select "Format," and confirm the selection.


Tips & Warnings

If you are still unable to operate your Creative Zen Stone MP3 player, visit the Creative support website.

Reformatting your Zen Stone MP3 player will delete all of the information on your device. Only reformat your player as a last resort.

Thanks for using fixya..

Jan 12, 2011 | Creative Labs MP3 & Digital Media Players

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My player doesnot play but it just shows the word [CREATIVE] why?


The funny thing was that I could see the drive in My Computer but I couldnt access the directory because it was apparently corrupted

So I reformatted the player using comand prompt. So far, I uploaded one song and I was able to turn the stupid zen stone on and play it.

WARNING: Reformatting the drive will delete ALL files in the player.

Hope it works for you!

Jan 29, 2009 | Creative Labs Zen Stone Plus MP3 Player

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Player wont open; is reformat possible?


you have to get a toothpick and then stick it where it says restart.
then it should work =]

Oct 06, 2008 | Creative Labs Zen Digital Media Player

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Zen stone mp3 player


Call the manufacturer first before trying my suggestion

Reformat as a FAT32:
Connect player to computer, double-click my computer, right click on icon of mp3 player and select format. This only applies to Windows-based computers.

Sep 07, 2008 | Creative Labs ZEN Stone MP3 Player

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Creative Zen - can't download music from XP SP2


When you plug the Mp3 player into 2 computers running slightly different versions of XP, a reformatting occurs which will cause it not to work on one PC or the other. You must reformat your player for the home computer. Actually, you might want to check the firmware also: Go to Creative's website and double-check the firmware - it will also give you the best way to reformat your player:

http://support.creative.com/Products/Products.aspx?catid=213&catName=MP3+Players


Jul 06, 2008 | Creative Labs Zen Digital Media Player

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My creative Zen 8Gb wont allow more than 597 songs..


I'll run a cleanup on your zen, if that doesn't work then you should format it and re-transfer everything. Additionally, you may want to upgrade your players firmware.

How to enter the Zen’s Recovery Mode for Clean Up, Format All, Reload Firmware, and Reboot:

1. With the Zen off, press and hold the "play/pause" button.

2. Continue to hold until you perform Steps 3 and 4. If you accidentally release the button, start the procedure again.

3. Gently push the end of a thin object (like a pin or straightened paperclip) into the Reset hole. You should be able to feel the release click of the button.

4. Slide the On/Off/Lock switch towards the power button and hold until the boot screen appears on the display.

The Recovery Mode screen appears, and four menu items are shown:

Clean Up: A cleanup of the file system and database files takes place. All (uncorrupted) data should stay in tact. When the cleanup is complete, select Reboot. Your player restarts and starts rebuilding its music library. All files should remain intact unless they were detected as being corrupt.

Format All: This will completely reset the Zen and remove all user stored files on it.

Reload Firmware: This will prepare the Zen to accept a reload, new, or older firmware based on the specific firmware file you download and execute on a computer. Selecting this option will prevent your Zen from being able to boot, so make sure you have the firmware file on you computer and ready to load.

Reboot: This will execute a soft reboot of the Zen's operating system.

How to Clean Up, Delete Temp Files, and Reformat the Zen using Zen Media Explorer:

1. Plug the Zen.
2. Go to Zen Media Explorer.
3. Select "Settings and Information".
4. Select the "Tools" Tab.
5. This page will show you the options to Clean Up, Delete Temp Files, and Reformat the Zen.

(Warning: When reformatting, you will lose all files you put on the Zen)

Jun 19, 2008 | Creative Labs Zen Digital Media Player

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Turns on then turns right back off after 2 seconds


Zen Nomad Xtra - to go to Rescue Mode do the following:
1. Insert a pin into the small hole on the left side of the player
below the volume adjustment switch.
2. Hold down the Play button on the right side of the switch
3. Rescue Mode Menu will appear
4. There are 4 Options available, but best option to fix most
problems is reformat hard drive.
5. Reformat is very fast
6. Turn off and reboot.
7. Problem solved.

if you can get into recovery mode most likely bad hard drive

Nov 05, 2007 | Creative Labs Nomad Jukebox Zen Xtra MP3...

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Creative Labs Nomand Jukebox Zen Xtra


Zen Nomad Xtra - to go to Rescue Mode do the following:
1. Insert a pin into the small hole on the left side of the player
below the volume adjustment switch.
2. Hold down the Play button on the right side of the switch
3. Rescue Mode Menu will appear
4. There are 4 Options available, but best option to fix most
problems is reformat hard drive.
5. Reformat is very fast
6. Turn off and reboot.
7. Problem solved.

Oct 31, 2007 | Creative Labs Nomad Jukebox Zen Xtra MP3...

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ZEN NOT DOCKING TO COMPUTER


if you are using a fromt usb port- switch to the back usb. The front ports don't always give the zen enough power. Also- look in Device Manager and see if there is a zen listed there- and if it is does it have a yellow exclamation mark? It may not be the zen that is having problems but your computer.

Oct 28, 2007 | Creative Labs ZEN Vision:M Digital Media...

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Creative Zen Nano Plus FROZEN!!!


here is a fix if your creative zen nano plus just hang on the creative logo when you turn your player on.
download, Creative ZEN Nano Plus firmware.
you can find it at the creative website, download section.
double click the file you just dl'ed, now make sure your
zen nano player is already connected to your pc when you run the file. it may take a bit of time before your pc can detect your zen nano be patient, a window prompt will soon appear asking if you want to update your firmware with the one youve just dl'ed.
now, dont worry if the firmware is the same as the one already
installed in your zen nano, just continue with the update.
you can also check the box in which there is the option of also formatting the drive. ( note: all files in your zen nano will be lost)
after the firmware is flashed you can now play and transfer files to your zen nano plus.

May 01, 2007 | Creative Labs Zen Nano Plus MP3 Player

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