m250 slow boot?

My m250 takes about 30 seconds to boot.  At the end of starting it says finalizing update.  Is this normal?

is it full of songs? does it stay stuck on the screen or does it eventually load up fine?

It has 373 songs with 94MB left.  Is 30 seconds the normal boot time?  It is just the “finalizing update” every time I turn it on that has me thinking something was not right.

Sounds like it may be reading all your files on the player. So its probably just reading through the database.

The most you could try, which is not gauranteed to increase its performance, is format the player and reload your tunes.

Its all those files thats making it take a moment.

pls help mee…
i have a m250…
the problem with it is that i cant load songs into it from my computer…
my computer dosent recognize the drive…i.e removable disk…
but when i connect it…in my player it shows that it is connected to usb…
mine is xp…and i tried it in many computers gettin the same resulta…
so pls help me…
thanks in advance…

We have exactly the same problem:  when we plug in the m250 the computer makes a dinging sound as if it recognizes a USB device.  But the device does not appear in Windows Explorer or in Windows Media Player.  The Sansa shows “USB Connected MTP” and a circle which is half black and half white.

This happens with 2 different computers:  Windows XP SP3, and Windows Vista SP1.

The player used to work fine.  We don’t know what changed.  Please HELP!!