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bookloverNC
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Formatting taking forever!

I'm trying to read one of my ebooks, and it says it's formatting for a very long time.  In fact, it's been an hour and it still hasn't changed screens.  I don't know if it's getting stuck or what.  Please help!

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kaseymeredith
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Re: Formatting taking forever!

That happened to me too! Your nook is actually frozen, and will not turn off/on. All I did was hold down the power button for about 30 seconds, and the touch screen went blank, but the "Formatting" screen stayed on. Then I held down the power button again for about 15 seconds and the entire thing turned off. I would try that, considering it fixed my problem! Good luck :smileyhappy:

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TNS
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Re: Formatting taking forever!


bookloverNC wrote:

I'm trying to read one of my ebooks, and it says it's formatting for a very long time.  In fact, it's been an hour and it still hasn't changed screens.  I don't know if it's getting stuck or what.  Please help!


 

There is definitely a bug.  Particularly if you can use the Nook "home" button to move away from the book.

 

It is reported that it may be fixed in a "January" update.

 

For me it is hitting a number of books in PDB format that were downloaded from B&N.  A work around is to copy the book from the B&N folder to the My Documents folder. 

 

Note it can even happen that a book that was working stops working.  (and without a software release change).  E.g.  My Nook for example came Dec 30, and immediately downloaded the 1.1.1 software.  I already had a eBook from B&N and downloaded it and started reading it.  Now it can not be read.  Tried all the suggestions from B&N including archiving and re-downloading, unregistering and reregistering and re downloaded.  No luck until I copied it over to the My Documents folder.

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Ken-in-Arlington
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Registered: ‎01-03-2010
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Re: Formatting taking forever!

I'm finding that this consistently happens on any purchased book I have looked at with the Desktop Reader.

 

Very frustrating 

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illmunkeys
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Re: Formatting taking forever!

Follow TNS's advice.  Sideload the book into your My Document folder.  That should fix the issue.

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radaddy
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Re: Formatting taking forever!

Thanks alot for suggesting the relocation of the file to my document.  I worked for me.  I have just received my nook a couple of days ago.  Down loaded a King James Bible, then it hung up.  I have the same symptoms as the ones described by the others.  Any way, I am very happy now.

 

thanks again