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Old 03-21-2008, 04:33 PM
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Default Hard drive clicking + slight lag

I just got a refurbished Zen. It's generally ok, but whenever I start up a song or video I can feel the hard drive rumbling and hear a single click. There's also usually 2-3 seconds of lag before the song starts playing, but no problems after that. It doesn't happen when switching songs quickly, so it might be a normal hard drive thing, but it does seem a little loud. It's audible in a quiet room holding it about three feet away from my head.

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And while we're at it, where can I get a replacement hard drive for a good price if I have to?
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Old 03-21-2008, 04:54 PM
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no that's completely normal haha, i don't really think i feel a rumble but the rest is the same and fine
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Old 03-21-2008, 05:59 PM
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Yeah, just for confirmation, mine's been doing that ever since i got it from x-mas of 06' and for a new hard-drive

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Old 03-21-2008, 06:16 PM
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Hmmm... sounds good. Hope you guys are right. Thanks!
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Old 03-26-2008, 10:09 PM
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Really though, I'm also getting a lot of lag on the menus and stuff. Things in general seem jerky. Is that normal?
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Old 03-26-2008, 11:39 PM
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Really though, I'm also getting a lot of lag on the menus and stuff. Things in general seem jerky. Is that normal?
Probably not, can you load things onto the player at normal speed, because I fear your hard drive may be on the way out
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Old 03-27-2008, 03:07 PM
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Files transfer pretty fast.
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Old 03-27-2008, 07:47 PM
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Really though, I'm also getting a lot of lag on the menus and stuff. Things in general seem jerky. Is that normal?
Oh God, me too. I fears for the life of my ZVM!
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Old 04-02-2008, 11:53 PM
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Anyone tried a disk cleanup for the menu lag? I have this problem once in a while but a cleanup usually clears it up.
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Old 04-03-2008, 07:58 PM
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How do I do that without clearing my whole drive?
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Old 04-05-2008, 11:05 PM
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Disk cleanup is basically the same as a defrag on a computer; the only thing it will erase is settings (like EQ, theme, clock settings, etc). It's good to do this once in a while. A reformat (which will clear the harddrive) is also good to do once in a while, but budget some time to this as it will take a while to rebuild all your files onto the player. I think it took me around an hour and a half to format and rebuild.

To get to the recovery menu to run a cleanup or format, hold in the reset button while turning the unit on, and release the reset before the power switch. The player should boot right into it.
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Old 04-06-2008, 04:26 AM
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Disk cleanup is basically the same as a defrag on a computer; the only thing it will erase is settings (like EQ, theme, clock settings, etc). It's good to do this once in a while.
I just tried that disk cleanup, and it did make my player faster (although ive only got 2GB left out of 30) I just thought id say that this is a good idea, and thanks
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Old 04-06-2008, 01:49 PM
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Yeah, I did it and it seems a little better.

EDIT: More better than I thought, actually.
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