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Subject: Re: Spot is held captive by Windows!

Re: Spot is held captive by Windows!

From: Brian Wolven <>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2003 12:43:16 -0400

Sharon wrote:
> So I connected it to the PC again and that "root.m3u" file LOOKS like
> a winamp file; it has the winamp icon and when I click on it winamp
> comes up. Microsoft also wants to send itself an error message. The
> book folders are all there and they still have contents in them. The
> first folder is
> .rockbox,
> then my book folders,
> then Recyled,
> System Volume Information
> ajbrec.ajz
> root.m3u

You can delete the .zip file once you have it unzipped on your jukebox
(unlesss you want to keep a backup copy there - your call). You can
examine the contents of the .m3u file with any text editor (e.g., notepad)
and see if the contents look normal. It should just contain a list of
files to be played, and perhaps some comment lines (starting with # signs)
in between. The .m3u file can be deleted (or renamed, or moved), unless it
contains a playlist that you want.

> Everything looks okay, but I did not "unmount" or "eject" it properly
> last night. The two software things I downloaded didn't make sense to
> me, and I didn't know about that "safely remove hardware" option in
> the bottom bar of Windows.
> However, I have 2 external USB hard drives on this PC, and they all
> have the same icon and say the same thing in the "safely remove
> hardware" window: USB Mass Storage Device at Location 0". I clicked
> that box that says display device component and could identify the
> Jukebox cuz it is "J". When I say "stop", which is what windows says
> to do, windows says "The device 'Generic volume' cannot be stopped
> right now. Try stopping the device again later."

This often happens the first time you click on the icon - try clicking on
it a second time.

> Now I don't know WHAT to do. I can't unmount it. Did I corrupt it by
> unmounting it improperly?

Possibly - you can check the disk with the usual windows tools. Right
click on the drive, select "Properties", and then go to the "Tools" tab,
IIRC. Unless a file was open or being accessed when you unplugged the
unit, you're probably OK.
Received on 2003-08-15

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