Originally Posted by Saj galaxy s
to all the people having problems with the phone not connecting in kies ,
run kies and in top left corner kies menu run driver recovery , once done exit kies ,
on the phone go to settings,sd card and phone storage unmount the external sd card , then unmount the internal sd card and only format that , if you have anything important on it back it up
in settings menu go to about phone,usb settings and select samsung kies and then exit the menu and reboot the phone
run kies , connect usb cable to the phone , let the drivers install and the phone should now be connected in kies
keep usb connection on phone in samsung kies mode to avoid connection problems in future
i hope this helps
the knowledge of "driver recovery" in kies saved my day and provided me froyo update this morning. Thank you Saj, I was really going insane not being able to connect my i9000 to my pc in any way, not kies nor mass storage. I've tried all sorts of tricks gotten from other forums like installing drivers from 3rd party sites etc...and almost did a factory reset.
The froyo update did not loose my data. All my apps were intact. Settings and home screens were resetted.