Zune- Microsoft owned digital media brand that lines up a range of portable media players, a digital media player software for machines running on Windows, music and video streaming for Xbox 360, a music subscription pass-’Zuna pass’ and the backing software for Windows Phone 7. Zune HD falls by the fourth generation Zune Devices, released to the last of 2009.
Reformatting Windows Zune/ Zune HD serves the fix for most encountered issues. Sync problems with your device can be fixed by a reboot. If you still have issues, you can try reformatting it. Firmware errors create issues in working with your Zune device, reformatting can help fix the firmware errors. When you have messed up libraries and want to delete every data stored in your Zune, you can try reformatting the device. Reformatting will help fix most other Zune malfunctions as well. There are few options to reformat your Zune device.
From Zune Software
Make use of the Zune Software to reformat all Zune devices. Windows Zune/ Zune HD can be directly reformatted with the Zune software. For this you can launch the Zune software and then go to the Settings, then click Device, Sync Options and then click select the erase all content button to start the reformat.
To reformat directly from your Zune HD, you can first reboot your device. While you are turning off your device, you can press and hold the Home button (center) and the Media button (by the side) of your device at the same time. This will help you reformat your Zune HD as well as to reinstall the firmware.
You may reformat your Windows Zune directly from the device. To do this, you first need to reboot your device. As the screen turns black, you need to press the following buttons to initiate the reformat. This method actually clears every content stored in your device, but it helps the firmware to stay intact.
V1 Devices (Zune 30): Press and hold Black + Right + OK
V2 Devices (Zune 4/8 and 80): Press and hold Black + Play/ Pause