I have a Sansa C150 I want to start using again, but no Microsoft Windows XP machine available to me within 60 miles
I have removed the battery, locked the player (hold) and connected it to a Vista Ultimates machine (SP1), it boots to the ‘Sandisk’ splash screen - it stays there proceeding nowhere and it doesn’t appear in “Computer”
I have removed the battery, locked the player and connected it to the PC whilst it’s locked and held down the centre button. This time nothing appears on the player LCD but the PC makes the noise that something has been connected but the player doesn’t appear in ‘Computer’. However in Device Manager I now have an unknown device and I am asked if I want to install the drivers for this device. Of course I do and ask Microsoft to search it’s driver database for the appropriate software - it says NO ! and suggests I go to the manufactrurers web-site and search for them there.
Sandisk says NO ! But will allow me to download a SansaUpdaterInstaller.exe file which I have done and tried that. It say, eventually, ‘now connect the device’ which I do but since the device isn’t recognised by Vista I get a message saying that there isn’t a Sansa installed (despite the beep beeps saying I have an unknown device connected)
How might one reflash the firmware if Vista hasn’t any generic drivers and Sandisk doesn’t have a transparent C150 Vista drivers download available ?