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Old 08-12-2010, 10:47 AM
vince07 vince07 is offline
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Unhappy Hard Disk problem- Zen Xtra starts in Rescue mode

Dear All,

I need some help. I am not a gadget person.
Last week I was recharging my MP3 ( Zen Xtra) over night.
When I woke up, I found the MP3 LCD light on and the MP3 felt quite hot.
So I removed the power supply and the battery from the MP3.

When I put back the battery to restart the thing, "Rescue mode" screen appeared.

1)Clean-up: No effect
2)Format All: Did not try as I have lots of songs inside the MP3
3)Reload OS: "Hard Disk problem" message appeared.
4)Reboot: Kept returning to the Rescue mode screen.

Using the USB, I tried to connect to the PC but no response. So
I wrote to Creative for help and they gave me the following link

which I could not understand.

I downloaded the MP3 Player Recovery Tool but it could not detect my player too.

After a few emails with their Helpdesk,

1) they asked me to confirm if I have Windows XP sp2 installed which my PC already have.
2) They got me to install ZenXtraP4SAudible_PCFW_LB_2_10_03.exe to update the flimware to solve the problem. This time, the MP3 did response but it prompted me to upgrade to flimware ver 2.10.03 but there was a warning message which said that upgrading it would mean that all my data would be erased.

Can someone advise me how to solve the problem without losing the songs/data inside my MP3?
Anyway to backup the songs? Please help. Thanks

Additional info: Current flimware ver:1.20.08
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