I thought I got the problem fixed. I download swissarmyknife software and other various partition format software. But I'm back to square one.
My mp3 player won't work because at all because can't be formatted, or opened. So I tried formatting it through the swissarmy knife partition software but then that wouldn't let me format it because I get a "CANNOT BE PARTITIONED OR FORMATTED: DISK IS WRITE PROTECTED"
now what? If I can't open it or format it. AND it is write protected and I can't delete whats on it? I'm not giving up since this is what I need to use for a couple of weeks.