Disappearing icon When I connect to my computer, the iriver icon appears as normal in system tray. iriver manager does not recognize the unit however it is recognized by both win xp explorer and wmp11. After downloading music the icon disappears from the system tray and no matter what I do I cannot find it in order to safely remove from the computer. the only way to remove is to take the USB cable out of the unit which still leaves USB connected on the screen. I then have to remove the battery in order to restart the unit. This is definitely buggingme.
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To install this software update you will need to install Content Manager.
Content Manager is a computer application that syncs with your Magellan GPS navigator to deliver new map updates and product information. To update your GPS download content manager and follow the steps below.
Download and install Content Manager on your Computer
Turn on your GPS. Wait for the menu to appear and connect to your Computer using the USB cable provided.
Content manager will automatically prompt you about the update. If Content Manager does not prompt you, right click on the Content Manager icon located in the system tray (on a Windows based pc) or click on the Content Manager icon in the Menu Bar (on a Mac) and select "Check for updates now". Content Manager will inform you if you have the latest software already installed.
NOTE: System tray is in the lower right hand corner of your computer monitor screen near the clock on a Windows based PC. The Menu Bar is the upper right hand corner of the computer monitor on a Mac
You, should on a older (XP)-OS system update the firmware IFP-8XX.HEX (see iriver.com). The firmware transformate the player in a basic removablestation. The Iriver manager is not any longer operational (and not needed) W7 recognizes your new ermovable station and you can transfer anything you like.
The system tray (in short: systray, nowadays also called taskbar notification area) is the icon strip normally located near the right end of the task bar, next to the clock.
Some Windows XP installations show a peculiar defect in that some systray icons disappear or, rather, do not appear, when the system is booted and the user logs on. The problem is even more prevalent on systems with autologon. The most frequently affected icons seem to be the speaker icon (sound volume) and the power/energy icon.
This has nothing to do with the hide inactive icons settings. The defect shows up when you don't have any icons set for hiding.
In any case, please make sure for now that you haven't activated that setting. Right-click the task bar, click on Properties, uncheck the last check box. You can reactivate it later if all other problems are identified or solved.
Check your Startup folder and the starter registry entries through Start, Run..., type: msconfig, press Enter, to check whether the programs are really started at system start, or use Task Manager (Ctrl + Shift + Esc) to see whether the processes are running.
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First make sure you have the right drivers installed, you're hearing the "new device connected" sound when you plug it in, it's listed as recognized under device manager, and the only problem seems to be that iriver music manager isn't recognizing it.
If everything is working except for the music manager, then try holding down the "fast-forward" button at the same time that you connect the cable to the iriver. You probably want to keep iriver music manager loaded, to see if it's recognizing the player while you test this; try attaching/detaching the device several times, while you're holding down fast-forward and while you aren't, to see if that's enough to fix your problem.
I have no idea why it works when it does, it's an ugly kludge, but it seemed to fix the problem for me, and saved me from having to buy an entirely new flash mp3 player to replace this ancient one.
These are the steps that helped me resolve a similar issue I had:
1) Find a computer with Windows XP (ServicePack2)
2) Intall iRiver Music Manager 3.16 from http://iriverinc.com/download/iRiver_Manager_v316sp.exe
3) Download the Firmware update for your player from http://iriverinc.com/download/ifp800/IFP-8XXT.HEX to your Desktop
4) Start the Music Manager and connect your player to the computer. (The XP should recognize your player; and the Music Manager should show the "connected" status)
5) In the Music Manager, click on Tools => Upgrade Firmware, then select the file from your Desktop. NOTE: The upgrade process takes 4 -5 minutes.
After the firmware update, Windows Vista and other PC's should recognize your player.
If you can connect it to a PC with XP on it, and have an iRiver Music Manager; once your device is recognized, you will be able to manually manage files on your iRiver, including deleting any voice recordings on it.