Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-05-2009, 09:26 AM   #1
Beta Member
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 5
Default Mp3 troubleshooting

Hello everyone!

A friend of mine has a terrible track record of buying new MP3 players off ebay. 6 out of 6 has memory storage failure problems. She keeps giving them the benefit of the doubt ....it's just a lemon....and keeps buying them from different sellers. The cost of return postage makes returns unacceptable.

So I am going to try and block off bad clusters.

What my question is can someone recommend a free program that I can run on my computer that will scan the MP3 player memory and give me a visual of clusters that passed and failed in a read and write test similar to the old scandisk that came with windows 98 and give me the capability to block off bad clusters so that they cannot be written to.

I remember having done this before with the old 5 1/4 " flopply disks but I forgot the program I used.

Thanks Clayton
Clayton is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:18 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0