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playing music

by triumph41 / November 22, 2004 3:30 AM PST

do mp3 plyers require a program to play music if so what do they need? were do you get it? and how do you install it? as my mp3 player plays when connected to my pc using windows media player but will not play when disconnected


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Share the details.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 22, 2004 3:34 AM PST
In reply to: playing music

I'd comment but what MP3 player does this?


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Re: Share the details.
by triumph41 / November 22, 2004 5:40 AM PST
In reply to: Share the details.

please excuse me if i have not explained myself very well the prob i have is that i cannot get my mp3 to download music if i try to play any music it just reboots and says that it is unformatted but if i connect it to my pc it plays no prob


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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 22, 2004 11:09 AM PST
In reply to: Re: Share the details.

Without the make/model I can't really help you very well.

But I did find a person that had formatted their MP3 player as NTFS and the content plays on the PC, but the player had a very similar message like your.

Too bad we don't have the make and model of this device or I might have found some specifics for your device.

Hope this helps,


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Re: WAG.
by triumph41 / November 22, 2004 2:31 PM PST
In reply to: WAG.


i do not know the model i bought it of ebay it has 128mb memory i think they call them USB DRIVES i may be wrong



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Picture or link
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 22, 2004 8:50 PM PST
In reply to: Re: WAG.

This may be my last response since you have no make/model.

But you might have the ebay link and some have pictures of the unit you had.

Hope you understand that without make/model...

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Re: Picture or link
by triumph41 / November 23, 2004 2:20 AM PST
In reply to: Picture or link

it is exactly the same as the model sold at www.novatech.com page 20 order no.NOV-MP3128

hope this helps sorry do not know how to post link they are still 4 sale at ebay under mp3 players

thanks 4 your help


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My bet is its formatted NTFS.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 23, 2004 2:35 AM PST
In reply to: Re: Picture or link

It's a common mistake. I can't hold hands to fix it, but the general way to recover is to use XP's Disk Management tool and format it there but to be sure to use a FAT file system.

Again, no hand holding since this tool is documented in Start, Help and Support.


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Re: My bet is its formatted NTFS.
by triumph41 / November 23, 2004 4:17 AM PST

many thanks for your help it now works sorry but i am a complete technophob

thanks again and much appreciated


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You did well!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 23, 2004 5:32 AM PST

Don't fret about it. You stuck it out till you fixed it. Sorry if I sound harsh, but I really need the clues to see what it could be.


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