need to format harddrive to get phone to connect to Kies
I did find some long file names, deleted those, got rid of the flashing mtp error. Thanks to the person who wrote that program. The next problem was KIes is now stuck on connecting to galxay phone (same problem on two different pc's). Left for a half hour, noda, no connection happening. It did connect though with explorer and media player. Long story short, had an extra hard drive quicking around, install windows, installed kies, nothing else, finally it connected and I could do a firm ware upgrade. I think Samsung should include a PC with every phone purchased, LOL. or at least an extra harddrive.