I'd say brick it and unbrick it
Brick it: use USB MSC mode (so it appears as a drive letter), open "diskpart" utility, "list disk", "select disk X" (your View's number from list disk), then "clean" will erase it (and its firmware, library, etc, just like new). Failing that, just do what everyone else seems to do in order to brick it: format it in USB MSC mode, lol.
Then unbrick it: http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum...ad.php?t=62486
Absolutely 100% guaranteed to erase all the music on it. You can also just jump to "unbrick it", but switch "hold" on and hold the center "select" button before plugging it in, to enter Manufacturing Mode (which Unbrick is meant to get a player *out* of... you just need to get it "into" it).