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download it from maxtor.com and you'll be able to format the drive to its full capacity as fat-32. whether or not the mp3 player works after that is another question since some store their software in a hidden partition of the drive.
maxblast did not work
Maxblast did not work since this is not form Maxtor.
maxblast will format a non-maxtor usb drive
when you setup a drive, there are 2 tabs in the maxblast interface; one for the motherboard controller, and the second for usb/unknown controller. your iriver should be available on the second drive. it might complain about the drive not being maxtor, but it will format it.
if you have problems with the windows version and your bios has usb drive support (most pcs 2 years or younger do), download and burn the .iso and boot from the cd. it will format anything.
Maxblast will format a non-maxtor USB drive
Could you please provide step by step on how to do it. I do not see the second drive, it is grayed out.
Thanks again for your kind help on this.
correction: it will format a non-maxtor drive...
if you have a maxtor drive in your box. sorry, i just realized that all my pcs have maxtor drives. when i tried it on my laptop (which only has a toshiba), it refused to load.
assuming your pc bios supports usb devices as hard drives, you may be able to use a win98 bootdisk to do the formatting.
+ goto http://www.bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm
+ download "Windows 98 Custom, no ram drive"
+ use the downloaded app to create a boot floppy
+ shutdown your pc and connect the iriver
+ boot from the floppy and enter 'fdisk'
+ if fdisk can 'see' the iriver, then format it
you may have to remove and recreate its partitions so be careful. (that's why i like to use maxblast since it makes it more difficult to make a fatal mistake like reformating your boot drive.)
This requires a floopy drive which I do not have. I have a cd/dvd drive and the program does not recognize it or ignores it.
Any other solution.
Thanks to "ramarc", My iRiver IHP-140 got fixed :-)
Thank you so much for your kind help, you have made my day. iRiver company could not help, but you did.
I don't know how it did fixed. I found out that my desktop PC has a floopy, so I made a floopy according to your instructions. I turned my PC off, and it did start normaly with win xp, and did not ask me if I want to reformat any of the drive. I checked the the iRiver IHP-140 and it was fixed.
Anyhow agian thank you from the buttom of my heart for taking some time and help another on this forum. God bless your heart.
I have seen this, but I don't know how to use it.
There is no instruction on how to use it. I downloaded it and play with it for a while with no success.
"There is no instruction on how to use it."
Odd, I found lotsa notes at the web site.
Let me offer this link:
See the section labeled HELP and the links just after that.
To write there is no instructions is odd. You may have missed it.
There is no...
Sorry, I did not get much information on that help.
Sorry to read that.
For me I tend to dive in and run the tool once I have the drive hooked up. Then navigate to the drive with the tool and perform the partition and formatting. I mean no disrespect but some want step by step instructions which will be sadly lacking once we go off the beaten path. What path is that? You have some USB device so we need only to tread forward with a little care to not toast our drive C: