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Rio Carbon upgrade problems

I recently formatted my Carbon because the hard drive was clicking during startup, and startup took about two minutes. It also deleted all of my songs except the most recent two downloads. So as I said, I formatted it thinking it would get rid of the problem. But now, the startup still takes forever and it still makes clicking sounds. When i tried to upgrade it, it said it couldn't because the period had timed out, or something like that. But, when the carbon's screen read "upgrading", it would start making the clicking sound again, then it just shut off. This is when the computer gave me the message about not being able to upgrade. The only way to start it up again is to reset it, then let it take another two minutes to startup with the two songs that are left. Please, help. Thanks.

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Download or install/reinstall if missing your RIO Carbon Software http://www.digitalnetworksna.com/support/rio/product.asp?prodID=215

Then in Windows Go to 'Control Panel', Then 'System', Click on the Hardware tab to get to 'Device Manager'.
Then from the 'Device Manager' go to 'Universal Serial Bus Controllers' at the bottom. Open it and find the device that says "Unreadable Device'. Right click and select uninstall. You may want to disconnect your RIO Carbon. If this does not work then wait until your RIO's "upgrader' message is no longer displayed in its viewer. Then plug in back into the USB Port.. The problem is that Windows gets Corrupted this could happen if you don't properly use the "Safely Remove Hardware" functions prior to disconnecting your RIO.

I hope this Helps...

Posted on May 17, 2010

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Sorry dude, with the hard drive clicking you are probably looking at a toasted drive or controller chip. When you get the 'upgrader' screen the device cannot get information from the drive. Your best bet is to remove the drive and try it in another device such as a digital camera or a PDA with a slot. The average life of these devices seems to be about 2 months, with a (very) few people eeking out a year or so. Most of the time the volume control breaks, or cycles, or the drive interface craps out ('upgrader' screen)

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Just to say to ThaMp3Doctor:

The Rio Carbon supports direct file drag and drop to the player. Please get your facts right before posting comments that are not correct. There are also many programs that will work for file transfer with the Rio Carbon.

The 3.04 developers cut firmware is available here:
http://biomoose.com/files/rio/carbon%203.04.EXE

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SOURCE: my rio carbon says "upgrader"

At best, the hard drive will have come slightly disconnected or seek arm may have become stuck. Try giving it a sharp tap and re-try.

The hard drive may be permanently damaged however.

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Removing recovery from hard disk


It is most likely that installing "recovery" on a HDD has made the drive a system drive. A system drive by definition is a drive that will boot during startup. Also "recovery" is many times a separate partition on the HDD. The simplest way to fix this is remove any data on the disk that you want to remove the "recovery" from. This next process will delete all data on the drive.

If possible install the drive in your working PC. Check to make sure that the PC has booted from the main drive and operating normally. Under computer you should see the HDD containing the "recovery"
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Accidently delete important filesusing Shift+Delete keys in Windows XP? Can't get valued pictures back from therecycle bin after you emptied it? How to retrieve data from 'not recognized'hard drive and reconstruct inaccessible partition?

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FORMAT NEW HD



You have to format a hard drive with a third party disk unless its a usb data drive
Restart your computer

During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup usually the Delete or F2 key this will vary depending on your operating system

Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS then using the arrow keys navigate to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd press escape then press f10 to save to cmos restart


or if you are using a USB
insert your usb drive

click start right click on my computer select open you should see your USB drive
right click then select format

another way is to control panel administrive tools,computer management disk management right click on your drive select format

hope this helps

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How would i go about formatting a computer?


How to Format a Computer


Want to know how to format a computer hard drive?Need to learn how to format your computer and start with a clean slate? Formatting a disk prepares the surface of the drive to accept and store data. Computers are often formatted before they are sold, donated, or returned to an employer. Likewise, computers with viruses or errors can be formatted and returned to their "out of the box" settings.




Warning - Formatting hard drive information does not permanently erase the data. Even after a computer has been formatted, deleted files can be easily recovered. If you want to permanently wipe your hard drive by completely overwritting hard drive data, check out WipeDrive.




How to Format Computer Quick Links:
How to Format a Computer with Windows XP
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Wipe All Data Before Formatting
Reinstall Windows XP
Reinstall Windows 95, 98, & ME
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How to Format a Computer with Windows XP
The first step in learning how to format a computer with Windows XP or 2000, is to insert Windows CD and restart your computer.


Your computer should automatically boot from the CD to the Windows Setup Main Menu.


At the Welcome to Setup page, press ENTER.


Press F8 to accept the Windows XP Licensing Agreement.


If an existing Windows XP installation is detected, you are prompted to repair it. To bypass the repair, press ESC.


Use the ARROW keys to select the partition or the unpartitioned space where you want to create a new partition. Press D to delete an existing partition, or press C to create a new partition.


Type the size in megabytes (MB) that you want to use for the new partition, and then press ENTER, or just press ENTER to create the partition with the maximum size.


Select the format option that you want to use for the partition (Recommended: NTFS), and then press ENTER.


After the Windows Setup program formats the partition, follow the instructions that appear on the screen to continue installing Windows.





How to Format a Computer with Windows 95, 98, or ME
To reinstall Windows, you will need a Startup Diskette and a Windows Installation CD.

Download the Startup Diskette Creator

Note: We recommend using the Startup Diskette available on this page. Other Windows Startup Diskettes may not work with the following steps.
Once you have your Startup Diskette, insert it into the floppy drive and restart your computer.


Select option #1 - Start the computer with CD-ROM support.


After a minute or so, you will see "A:>_".


Type "fdisk" and press Enter.


If asked to enable large disk support, select Y for Yes. (Note: Some versions of Windows 95 may not be compatible with large disk support. Select N here if it does not support the FAT32 file system.)


Select Option #1 - Create DOS partition or Logical DOS Drive.


Select Option #1 - Create Primary DOS Partition.


The drive integrity will be verified.


Unless you are planning to make multiple partitions, select Y when asked if you want to use the maximum available size for the partition and to make the partition active.


The drive integrity will be verified again.


When completed press the Esc key to exit fdisk.


Without removing the floppy disk, press the reset button on the computer or press the keys Ctrl then Alt then Delete and release them together. This will restart the computer.


Again, select the option to Start the computer with CD-ROM support.


When you see A:>, directly above it is a message about your CD-ROM drive. It will tell you the letter assigned to your CD-ROM drive, take note of it.


At the A:>, type "format C:" and press Enter.


Press the Y key then the enter key when asked if you want to proceed with the format.


The format will probably take some time, so be patient.


You will be asked to choose a Volume Label, which is a name for your hard drive. It has no effect on the operation of your computer, you may choose any name you like.





How to Reinstall Windows XP
To reinstall Windows XP or 2000, imply insert Windows CD and restart your computer.


If your hard drive has not been formatted, Windows XP will walk you through the formatting process described above


Your computer will automatically boot from the CD and begin the installation process



How to Reinstall Windows 95, 98, or ME
After formatting your hard drive as described above, insert the Startup Diskette into the floppy drive and restart your computer.


Select option #1 - Start the computer with CD-ROM support.


After a minute or so, you will see "A:>_".


Place the Windows Install CD into the CD-ROM drive.


Type "E:" (where E is the letter assigned to the CD-ROM drive) and press the Enter key.


Type "dir" and press Enter. You will see something like the following:

Volume in drive E is 020409_1121
Direct

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Its better to backup your data - booting from Ultimate Boot CD and backup to an external hard drive.
Try to do regular format or low level format to know the status of the hard disk

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Way too little information to solve this problem. Operating system and connection type are good places to start. errors if any during installation, startup, or during connection also would help. format type and OS format type and if it was previously used on a different type of system like mac to pc or linux/unix.

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This is one of two things, 1- an operating system error or glitch, a system repair with your recovery or operating system disc will fix it, or 2- a hard drive failure. If the system repair doesn't work, then reformat the hard drive and install a new operating system. If the drive will not format, or you have any issues during or after the install, then the hard drive is bad and will need replaced.

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