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Zen touch After freezing up, I followed the recovery instructions feo my Zen Touch. It plays now, but my computer does not recognize it when it is plugged in by USB 2. I go to "My Computer" and the Icon is showing, but instead of saying (F) drive, or (G) drive, it has symbols where the drive letter should be (Gibberish). I want to figure out how to make my computer recognize my Zen Touch.

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    The drive shows up, but instead of saying (F) drive, or (G)drive, it says Zen(#!^%) with some symbols not available on the keyboard.

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Do this: My computer --> Control Panel --> Portable Media Devices Anything showing up? If so, what?

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