what a nightmare!
i have a colorfly c4 but not your problems. nevertheless here are some recommendations:
- in another thread it was mentioned to remove all tag information from your audio files
- i never managed to get high res wav to play on my c4
- be sure that there are only standard characters, numbers in your filenames, nothing fancy
- download total commander from whisler software. it's shareware but no limit in use and will be the last filemanager you need to download.
it's a norton commander clone but the main two features for you (i use this tool for more than 10 years now) are
- it packs and unpacks everything around .zip and .rar
- it copies everything in the same sort order you see it
- compressed files are managed like folders
- collect all the music you want in one folder, you can then copy it with all subfolders to the c4, just one click, correct sort order
rebooting during copy is often a sign of problems with harddisk data transfers ( the ide nforce chipsets were famous for that) or problems with power supply, so
- your pc power supply damaged or working on its limit
- usb power problems
- harddisk problems
must be your PC hardware as you had installed a new os
the c4 and the c4 usb port are not the problem because working with other systems
- you can download an ubuntu linux live cd to check your hardware and also try if the problems persist with a totally different system
for how to connect your c4
- check or change or use an usb cable as short as possible
- on the pc side use an usb 2.0 (not 3.0) port provided by the main board not from an expansion card (especially problems with via usb pci cards)
- use an active usb hub with own power supply 2 ampere 5 volt !!!!! between pc and the c4 so the c4 is independent of the pc usb power
-turn the c4 OFF before connecting to the usb port, it will automatically switch on / and to usb mode.
Edited by GermanGuy - 6/24/13 at 2:50am