Originally Posted by StuffDabbler
I must have wasted a day or two on and off idly trawling the Internet looking for solutions:
Windows XP SP3, Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 with 3.2, latest Kies, and latest everything else.
This thread led me to a solution but all I did was reinstall Windows Media, connect the Tab again and, boomph, it worked first time. No deleting drivers, nothing, and what's more the Windows Media version I had was the current version which I reinstalled over anyway.
Hope this shows up prominently in Google searches so others don't waste as much time as I did.
I have been working for a couple of days myself, trying all of the suggestions, installing and uninstalling drivers/kies etc., visiting support sites and forums. With fingers crossed I installed Windows Media Player 11 and rebooted. I plugged my phone in and voila! MTP Access!! This is the only place I've ever seen mention of this. It would be great if the word gets out so that others may not go through the headaches that we have.
Thanks again StuffDabbler!