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I am not able to format my Sansa m240 mp3 player. In the windows explorer, I do not see the Sansa m240 - instead I see MTP device. I do not see the format optiion when I right click on the MTP device item in the windows explorer. I am not able to do any operation with this mp3 player in the system now. Can anyone help me in getting rid of this problem? Thanks Sri

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  • murthybng Sep 17, 2007

    Thanks for the immediate reply.

    I made the USB mode as MSC instead of autodect, then connected to computer.

    This device is mapped as E: and when I click on the Removable Disk E drive, I get a message box "The deisk in drive E is not formatted Do you want to format it now"? When clicked Yes, it shows the format removal disk (E:) window. When I click on Start button, I get a message "Windows was unable to complete the format".

    So the format is still not working. Plesae let me know anything else I need to do.

    Thanks
    Sri

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The below was copyed from an earlier post of mine. Over a period of time your info can get corrupt from transering music back and forth. To format plug it in to usb. Go to my computer It shows up as a removably disc, usually drive f: Right click on drive f: (or the approriate drive) and click format. Let me know what happens, you will have reload the player, also try bypassing the software you are using to tranfer, by opening up drive f: and clicking and dragging your music into it , or you can copy and paste it into drive f: L8R

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