Generic mp3 player says insert disk

  edenworkshops 11:29 25 Sep 2010


I have just received a couple of mini mp3 playes for my music mad wife and daughter.

When I connected it to the PC the flash drive is recognised as a disk drive and I am told to insert a disk.

Has anyone had this problem please?

Thank you


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:04 25 Sep 2010

They may be formatted as CDFS

how to remove the CDFS partition & reformat it.
Download this click here,
do a virus scan then run umptool2090.exe, click "settings", tick "need format"
then click the button 2nd from the right at the bottom of the form (the form isn't sized properly as I could only see the top few pixels of the buttons so just tab until you get the correct button).
The settings form will close and the scan mode will show as "high level scan format".
Click the button that displays the drive letter & you should now have a clean drive with 1 partition.

  edenworkshops 14:25 25 Sep 2010


I downloaded as you suggested, but I ran the software and the first window did not detect any flash drive (or any other drive).

I clicked settings and saw that "need format" was ticked already.

I see what you mean about the partialy hidden buttons, well, I clicked them all, but nothing happened.

The PC is reading the flash drive as a disk drive.

Any other ideas please?

Thank you


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:18 25 Sep 2010

delete UpperFilters and the LowerFilters registry values.

Follow the procedure listed below to correct your registry:

1. Open Start >> Run, and type "regedit" (without double quotes), and click OK.

2. Locate UpperFilters registry value. it resides in the following registry subkey:


3. Click on Edit menu, and select Delete and click OK.
Note: If you receive an error when you try to delete the registry subkey, you may not have correct permissions to edit the subkey.

4. Locate LowerFilters registry value. It resides in the following registry subkey:


5. Click on Edit menu, and select Delete and click OK.

6. Exit Registry Editor and restart your system.

  woodchip 15:33 25 Sep 2010

Its asking for drivers

  woodchip 15:35 25 Sep 2010

What make model MP3 and your Operating System

  woodchip 15:37 25 Sep 2010

either the above or the Mp3 is asking for Music Memory card etc.

  edenworkshops 15:44 25 Sep 2010

Hello Fruit Bat

I did as you said, i managed to delete:


When I tried to delete:


It would not delete properly.

I rebooted, checked the flash drive, still no joy.

After rebooting I got several windows error messages saying windows had recovered from a serious problem, pC runnijg ok at the moment, I hope I havent done any permanent damge by tweaking the registry.

The mp3 player is a generic chinese model, ie no model number or name.

I am running Win XP.

I did a search for "generic mp3 player drivers" but could find nothing.

I have written back to the suppliers hoping they have this problem and know how to solve it.


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:53 25 Sep 2010

What does it shows as in Disk management?

  edenworkshops 18:15 25 Sep 2010


In disk management I see my main hard drive split in two buy a partitition.

I also see the flash hard drive which is marked as disk 1, removable Z drive (I renamed the drive)

The drive says "no media"


P.S. after rebooting several times the error messages from windows has stopped.

  MAJ 18:35 25 Sep 2010

Have you tried just dragging a few mp3s to the drive in Explorer to see if they then play on the player?

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