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Connect the device in Storage Device USB Mass Storage Mode and then format the storage disc to FAT.

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Lexar MDA256-100 RevA "Format Error"


i want to know how to correct reformatting of my lexar

Jan 16, 2010 | Lexar MDA256-100 MP3 Player

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Incorrect Format Please Reformat the Player


There are two ways to format an Mp3 player - one on the computer itself, and one in Windows Media Player. Both methods will end up erasing all the songs on the player, but the player will be "good as new" after that. Sometimes reformatting in this manner will override the player's native formatting and cause problems - this can be reversed in most cases by updating the player's firmware. Firmware upgrades are available from most manufacturers' websites.

WARNING: The following procedures will erase all songs on the player.

Check if the file system is NTFS. If yes, format it to FAT or 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.
You can also format the player in Windows Media Player itself:
Connect your Mp3 player to the computer and open Windows Media Player. Click on the Sync tab. Pull down the drop down menu underneath the Sync tab by moving your cursor over the Sync tab and left clicking on the little black arrow underneath the Sync tab. Highlight "name of Mp3 player here 1GB" (wording may vary slightly), and then select "Format." - this should erase everything.
-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Apr 24, 2008 | iLO MP3 Player

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Reformat the player


To Format The player Drivers Cd not needed just right click on the drive in the my computer and click format option use the file system - fat and use quick format only

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Apr 08, 2008 | iLO (2 GB) MP3 Player

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Reformating


Reformat in Windows Media Player instead.
Format - Erases Everything: Connect your Sansa player to the computer and open Windows Media Player. Click on the Sync tab. Pull down the drop down menu underneath the Sync tab by moving your cursor over the Sync tab and left clicking on the little black arrow underneath the Sync tab. Highlight "Sansa 1GB" (wording may vary slightly), and then select "Format." - this should erase everything.

Apr 06, 2008 | Siren Edge MP3 Player

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Incorrect format


The songs that you loaded onto the player are not in the correct format - iTunes, DRM-encrypt. WMA are not allowed, for instance. Convert everything to mp3 format. It is asking you to reformat the player because it wants you to delete the wrong-formatted songs off the player. I would check your user manual to find the best way to reformat.

In general, though, there are two ways to format an Mp3 player - one on the computer itself, and one in Windows Media Player. Both methods will end up erasing all the songs on the player, but the player will be "good as new" after that. Sometimes reformatting in this manner will override the player's native formatting and cause problems - this can be reversed in most cases by updating the player's firmware. Firmware upgrades are available from most manufacturers' websites.

WARNING: The following procedures will erase all songs on the player.

Check if the file system is NTFS. If yes, format it to FAT or 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.
You can also format the player in Windows Media Player itself:
Connect your Mp3 player to the computer and open Windows Media Player. Click on the Sync tab. Pull down the drop down menu underneath the Sync tab by moving your cursor over the Sync tab and left clicking on the little black arrow underneath the Sync tab. Highlight "name of Mp3 player here 1GB" (wording may vary slightly), and then select "Format." - this should erase everything.
-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Mar 03, 2008 | AIGO F008 MP3 Player

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Incorrect format; reformat the player


Attach MP31.gif to computer1.gif.
Open explorer and right click the MP3 drive letter.
Choose FORMAT
Next window choose FAT32 and Quick as the options.

Jan 11, 2008 | Lexar JumpDrive MP3 Player

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Incorrect format


mine to same problem

Dec 27, 2007 | Lexar JumpDrive MP3 Player

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Reformat the player


Attach MP31.gif to computer1.gif.
Open explorer and right click the MP3 drive letter.
Choose FORMAT
Next window choose FAT32 and Quick as the options.

Sep 27, 2007 | Lexar JumpDrive MP3 Player

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Won't format


You can try a factory reset if it's available on the player or try the manufacturers web site as they may well have a formatting programme online and downloadable.

Jan 29, 2007 | iLO (2 GB) MP3 Player

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Incorrect format


maybe the cd is not capatible,check your user's manual.

Jan 11, 2007 | Kingston CDR-8CM Other

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