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Generic Mp3 Player

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A friend of mine recently bought one of those Generic Mp3 players and he found out that whenever he plugs it to the PC it appears as 2 drives. One has 17.7 MBs (H:) and the other has 466 MBs (I:). For some reason he can only put music in the 17 Megs one which allows him to put about 6-8 tracks.

I found that the MP3 player has an option called "OnLine Mode" which shows 3 options: "Multi Drive", which shows both drives, "Only Normal" which shows only the 17 megs drive (H:) and "Encrypted Only" which shows only the 466 Megs one (I:) but doesn't solve my problem (Meaning that I still can't hear the music stored in the [I:] drive).

Someone told me that It may be partitioned, and when I checked both "partitions" one showed "Not appliable" as the type of partition and the other showed "Master Boot Record (MBR)" in the mentioned field.

Does anyone know how to solve this?
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Im not sure about this, so dont quote me, but if you could find the device in disk management somehow, and delete the partitions, maybe you could just reformat it with NTFS, and start over again with a clean slate.

The reason im not sure, is beacause, do those mp3 players have any special files on either of those partitions that you will need in order to play your music? even hidden ones?

Coz if so, then reformattings out of the question, as you will lose your files..

have you tried the product website..FAQs, support....


Edited by funtmachine, 21 August 2006 - 08:57 AM.

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