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Zen microphoto stuck on recovery mode

I have a Zen microphoto that is stuck on recovery mode, and when i tried to use creatives thing to reinstall the filware it wouldnt recognize it as an mp3 player. Ive also tried numerous button combintations to see if it will take me out and it wont what do i need to do?

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  • felesha Dec 07, 2007

    i cant get out of recovery mode

  • 5678912 Dec 21, 2007

    Just freezes at beginning screen wont go on

  • Anonymous Dec 21, 2007

    recovery mode

  • zentracey Feb 09, 2008

    stuck in recovery mode,the recovery tool that creative tech support provided is no use,ive reformatted the drive and reinstalled the software and still in recovery

  • lalo patel May 14, 2008


  • alexkinnet Jul 04, 2008

    probel: duddenly with new start up i got in recovery mode, did clearing and rebote and such all was erased.
    Thgan consulted webside did the 116737 thing, installled rcovery mode and the new version, but alwasy freeze in recovery mode, no way to get out of it.t

  • Anonymous Jul 06, 2008

    recovery mode

  • Anonymous Aug 08, 2008

    Tried to change songs and the thing suddenly froze up. Took out the battery to turn off the player and put it back in. Turned it on and then it froze at the Creative screen. It then went to recovery mode and I tried every option there but every time it just freezes up and goes to recovery mode.

  • nutt1 Nov 12, 2008

    i put the battery in and it just says creative it wont load up

  • pizzacatt Jan 16, 2009

    stuck in recovery mode

  • Anonymous May 01, 2009

    Tried to change a song and the thing froze. I rebooted it and it got stucked in recovery mode. I rebooted it several times and alwys starts in recovery mode.

  • Anonymous May 01, 2009

    player is stuck in recovery mode



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Make sure you have media player 11
try another computer or laptop till it does find the player and upgrade the firmware

Posted on Dec 21, 2007

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    paul_webo May 05, 2012

    I also had this problem, after hours of internet hunting came to this site which solved it, good luck.



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