1. I've installed Kies, uninstalled it and reinstalled it. Troubleshoot connection problems doesn't. (It merely reinstalls the driver which didn't work in the first place).
What you may not have noticed, is that it wont uninstall Markany content safer...which was quietly installed at the same time (and hidden), without obviously asking you, because you would say no thank you...
Even with all that stuff installed My win xp crashed every time I disconnected the phone from it. I am not installing Kies again. I just want to be able to access my phone from my pc. I do not need 220 mb of software to upload a few custom ringtones...
Downloaded the usb drivers linked from this thread, don't suppose they will work any better though, I think Samsung put allot of effort into protecting their music downloads and little effort into making drivers that work properly.