Your Zune player restarts unexpectedly while you're using it

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SYMPTOMS

When you're using your Zune player, the player restarts on its own.

THINGS TO TRY

To resolve this issue, try one or more of the following solutions:

1. Update your player

When your Zune player is running again, connect it to the computer that has the current Zune software installed, and then update the player to the current player software version. To see if your Zune needs an update:
  • Click Settings, located at the top of the page.
  • Click Device, located to the left of the page.
  • Click Update, located in the list on the left. You'll see whether your player is already updated or how you can update it.

2. Reformat the player software to its factory conditions

When you reformat your Zune player software, all content and the device software is erased and replaced with a fresh installation. To reformat your player to its original state, see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
  • 974593 Steps to reformat your Zune HD player to its factory settings
  • 927001 Steps to reformat your non-touchscreen Zune player to its factory settings

MORE INFORMATION

If the methods in the "What To Try" section don't resolve the problem, you can send your Zune in to Microsoft for service if your player qualifies. To do this, visit the following Microsoft webpage to register your player and to submit a request for service: 
http://service.zune.net



Note This is a "FAST PUBLISH" article created directly from within the Microsoft support organization. The information contained herein is provided as-is in response to emerging issues. As a result of the speed in making it available, the materials may include typographical errors and may be revised at any time without notice. See Terms of Use for other considerations.

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Article ID: 932189 - Last Review: May 16, 2011 - Revision: 9.1
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  • Zune Digital Media Player
  • Zune 4GB Digital Media Player
  • Zune 8GB Digital Media Player
  • Zune 16GB Digital Music Player
  • Zune 30GB Digital Media Player
  • Zune 80GB Digital Media Player
  • Zune 120GB Digital Media Player
  • Zune HD 16GB
  • Zune HD 32GB
  • Zune HD 64GB
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