Great discussion around the problem with connecting Captivate with the KiesMini. Some folks are still having problems making connections and others have figured it out. What is interesting is those who have make connection on their Windows 7 64 bit machines. I am one of those with a W7/64 bit laptop and have done all the suggestions listed in this forum without any luck. I am still having the error message, "Mini Application Launcher has Stopped". This error message closes the Kies application. I tried putting the phone on USB debugging. But, when I connect to the laptop, it asked me to change the connection from USB debugging. If I don't, then there is no connection. It seems it will not let me be in USB debugging while trying to set the USB connection to Kies.
Can a good heart here please piece together (on an easy-to-follow format) the key steps and checks one should follow to ensure all points have been exhausted? That will be priceless.
This is a painful situation...we the users of Samsung Captivate are sitting at the confluence of a poor service provider (AT&T) and a non-responsive manufacturer (Samsung). It is the worst possible combination!!!
Thanks for the help!