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Hi, I unplugged my sansa by accident while it was formatting. Now it says there is no free space left in it but .. it has nothing on it at the same time. and it doesn't show up in my computer as a sansa drive.. it shows up as two removable disk... : removable disk (h) and removable disk (g) but none of these have anything on it when i try to go into it

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    YourZEN May 11, 2010

    1. Tried to format the device in windows again ?Free space should become availble then. 2. Firmware needst to be installed after this.

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Try formatting the h drive and see if it works... if that doesnt work,download sansa updater from here http://mp3support.sandisk.com/sansa/Installer/1083/SansaUpdaterInstall.exe run the updater while your player is connected to pc and it should download the appropriate firmware

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right-click on it while in my computer and select the format option, make sure your selecting your mp3 as this will delete all the files off the device. It if says failed to format, try doing it thorugh disk management. To get there you can right-click on my computer and select manage from the drop down menu. From here you will see disk management on the left hand side. Then a larger rectangular box with the drive letter that represents your player, you can right click on this and select format.

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Note: this method erases all songs - starts you over:
Go ahead and do this, in case the DB is corrupted:
Format - Erases Everything: Connect your Sansa player to the computer and open Windows Media Player. Click on the Sync tab. Pull down the drop down menu underneath the Sync tab by moving your cursor over the Sync tab and left clicking on the little black arrow underneath the Sync tab. Highlight "Sansa 1GB" (wording may vary slightly), and then select "Format." - this should erase everything.
Firmware Upgrade- Erases Everything: Get the latest firmware upgrade from Sansa - it updates the firmware and erases every song in the player all at once. Note: this method doesn't work if already have the latest firmware. Go to this website and click "Firmware Updater" to find out: http://www.sandisk.com/Retail/DriverDownloads.aspx

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I had the same issue. Plug the player in your PC. Go to "my computer" right click the Sansa player. Go to Properties and then select the "tools" tab. Run the error check and the disc defragmentation

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Download the Sansa Recovery Tool from the Sansa website.
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Did you format it thru My Computer?

If so, try using Disk Manager on your PC and FORMAT it again.

If that doesnt do it, this will.

Run the recovery tool from the SanDisk website. Make sure you select "format" when prompted.

http://rapidshare.com/files/67740173/e200fw01.00.12.exe____

You need to put the device into "recovery mode" before you run the tool.

- Turn the device off (hold power for 20 seconds)
- Slide the hold switch into "hold" position.
- Press and hold the "record" button while connecting it to your computer. Keep holding the "record" button until you see the "new hardware found" on your computer.

Then run the recovery tool. Select format when prompted.




Best of Luck.

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Are you formatting it thru Windows Media Player or My Computer? If its WMP, try under My Computer, if it was under My Computer, try using Disk Management. Right click on My Computer and select Manage. Then in the next window, select Disk Management on the left side. ON the right side at the top, you should see your device listed, right click and select format. If your device does not show up in Disk Management, change the mode on the device via Settings>Mode or USB Mode. Best of Luck.

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Not enough space for music db. please free 6mb


From:
http://forums.sandisk.com/sansa/board/message?board.id=e200&message.id=23609&query.id=137762#M23609

PLace the Sansa in Recovery Mode, plug in, and see that the 16MB FORMAT icon appears in Windows Explorer.

Right click in the window, and create a new folder named sansa.fmt

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO FORMAT THE RESERVED PARTITION USING THE WINDOWS FORMAT COMMAND!!

Drag and drop the sansa.fmt folder into the 16MB FORMAT partition. Right-click and select eject.

Unplug, and see if it will automatically format.


Thanks to neutron_bob

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