February 12th, 2011, 11:02 PM
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Join Date: Jul 2010
Device(s): Samsung Epic 4G, Samsung Galaxy S3
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Major Driver Fail, need help.
I've had my EPIC since September, and in all this time, I've had no trouble with mounting, even in debugging mode. I even got the drivers easily. (Yes, I know what a rarity that is, and believe me, I was grateful for it.)
But suddenly, in the last couple of weeks, my laptop's started acting strange whenever I try to plug the phone in, my laptop starts acting weird. It will recognise a USB device, but when I try to mount, sometimes it just... won't happen. And then the indicator showing a USB device disappears, too. (And yes, I've tested my other usb devices- it's only occuring with the phone.)
Of course, when that happens, I have to shut down the computer entirely in order to safely unplug the phone. Grar.
Today was the icing on the cake. It happened yet again, I went to shut down, yet again... and got a bluescreen, yay. DRIVER_STATE_FAILURE to be specific. T_T
Laptop specs: Dell Inspiron 1520, Vista Home Premium 32bit, fully up to date with all current service packs and updates. (And no smartass jokes about needing a new OS, please, unless you're willing to buy it for me, and babysit me while I install the new OS, and then re-install all my stuff.)
If anyone can help me with specific, step by step, so-easy-to-follow-a-three-year-old-could-do-it instructions, I would be ever so incredibly grateful...
Pleasepleaseplease with a cherry on top?
...does anyone else smell burning?