Good spot- chkdsk for the Fuze (4GB) actually says:
The type of the file system is FAT32.
Cannot lock current drive.
Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another
process. Chkdsk may run if this volume is dismounted first.
ALL OPENED HANDLES TO THIS VOLUME WOULD THEN BE INVALID.
Would you like to force a dismount on this volume? (Y/N) YU
Volume dismounted. All opened handles to this volume are now invalid.
Volume Serial Number is 3C05-0538
Windows is verifying files and folders…
File and folder verification is complete.
Windows has checked the file system and found no problems.
4,055,347,200 bytes total disk space.
598,016 bytes in 145 folders.
3,781,029,888 bytes in 1,163 files.
273,715,200 bytes available on disk.
4,096 bytes in each allocation unit.
990,075 total allocation units on disk.
66,825 allocation units available on disk.
so no problems there.
Ok so I formatted with a 32kb Allocation size, still same problem. And there’s no music or anything on the drive, no MicroSD card no nothing.
Rockbox doesn’t boot because there’s no firmware file (easily fixed though). Sansa firmware gets stuck on refreshing the database. Putting the firmware file on the root of the drive does nothing because the Sansa Firmware freezes at refreshing the database and so never gets around to updating the firmware.
Saratoga - I’ve formatted through Windows, not the player itself, I can only get to the refresh database screen in the Sansa firmware (which happens whenever I turn the player on) and thats it.
If I plug the player into a Windows computer it appears as a Removable disk. When I run the Sansa Updater it checks for updates then hits a screen which says “No updatable Sansa product has been recognized. Plug in your device and wait for more instructions”.
I’ll take a look at the Rockbox IRC and see if anyone can help- in the mean time has anyone got any ideas?