Support Can't see Droid on Vista

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  1. monsterenergy22

    monsterenergy22 Well-Known Member
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    Hello,

    Well I just installed BB 7.8, and I can't transfer files to it on my Vista desktop. My Windows 7 Laptop see's it just fine, but whenever I plug it into my desktop it says it must be formatted so it can see it. Even if I hit format, it says Error, the disk can not be found. Any suggestions?
     

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  2. mhome

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    You're pulling down the notification tab and mounting the SD card right?
     
  3. monsterenergy22

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    Yes I am. It used to work just fine on this desktop, but now it seems that my Win7 laptop can only see it.
     
  4. johnlgalt

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    try uninstalling and then reinstalling the Moto drivers....
     
  5. monsterenergy22

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    tried that, didnt work either
     
  6. johnlgalt

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    And I assume you tried a different USB port on the computer? Does everything else USB related work on that Vista machine?

    Have you installed / updated any security software on that machine recently?
     
  7. monsterenergy22

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    Yes, I have tried different ports. I have a external hard drive running just fine and I can see and copy, etc files on and off of it.

    No big updates as of recently. It seems to have stopped working when I did my last nandroid backup to get the latest BB rom.
     
  8. Xritam

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    look in your device manger see if its even registering to the computer.
     
  9. monsterenergy22

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    well i hear the little blee boop sound you here when you connect a device, and i see the removable dick in my computer, but i cant seem to find it in device manager.
     
  10. Barbara

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    I had just the opposite where it worked fine on a Vista notebook but not on a Windows 7 64 bit. It would mount the sd card and then immediately unmount it. I had to go into device manager and uninstall the usb mass storage, unplug the usb cable, plug it back in again and then it would work that one time. If I unmounted and removed the phone and then went back later to do something else, I had to go through the steps all over again.
     
  11. jackburnt

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    Hehe, removable dick.
     
  12. johnlgalt

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    Al the folks having trouble connecting to a Windows based computer- please scan your computers thoroughly - I have seen this today on a machine that I set up for a friend, and later on I figured out he was infected very subtly by something that managed to foll Win7's security measures.

    Still being cleaned as we speak....
     
  13. monsterenergy22

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    I actually remove viruses for a living, and I can guarantee this PC is clean.
     
  14. johnlgalt

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    As do I lol - he ain't so technically proficient.

    OK, so you just went to BB 0.7.8 (which, BTW, had issues of its own, but they cannot be applicable here since it works on the Vista machine), and the Vista connection is defunct.

    I ma assuming that you have already tried a different USB port, and tried other devices in the port, so tell me this - did it work on this machine with this phone recently? If so, check for Windows Updates - Tuesday was only 2 days ago....
     
  15. monsterenergy22

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    Oh, I see.

    I just recently did a nandroid backup to 1.1 to get some issues fixed with certain apps and I still have the same issue.

    I have tried different ports and now, my iPod is giving me the same issue from the USB ports. My external hard drive works just fine though.
     
  16. leftystrat

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    Sometimes, for reasons known only to Bill Gates, Windows wants to map certain devices to certain drive letters. If the drive letter is already mapped, it simply fails to recognize the device.

    Check event viewer and disk manager to see if this is the case here.

    I haven't had any difficulties on Win 7 or linux.
     
  17. johnlgalt

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    If the iPod is also doing it, you might have a power issue, b/c the external HD should have its own power source....

    What about the ports on the back of the computer?
     
  18. monsterenergy22

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    Tried the back ports and still same problem. Now that you mention power, I remember seeing I think it said a USB power hub surge or something similair to that type of message pop up.
     
  19. johnlgalt

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    That may be a much much larger problem - as in your chipset that controls USB is slowly dying.

    I'd get your mobo evaluated (or, since you seem to be a pretty knowledgeable kinda person) evaluate it yourself....
     
  20. monsterenergy22

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    For the part of the house that this computer is in, we just had to have the breaker replaced due to flickering lights and a bunch of other issues where the pc's would just turn off, etc. Could this have caused it?
     
  21. johnlgalt

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    Very much so - power spikes and surges and brownouts are very bad for electrical equipment.

    If you don't have a way to test the PSU, then get it checked out - but it may not be the PSU, it may be as I surmised - the mobo itself. I am shifting my bet to the PSU since you just mentioned the power issues in your house, but it could have still arced past the PSU and still affected the mobo directly....

    Unfortunately, it can be irksome, at the least and downright frustrating, at the worst, to troubleshoot power -related issues....
     
  22. monsterenergy22

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    Ugh, I will look into an RMA for my mobo and psu.

    Just curious, how come my usb keyboard and mouse appear to work just fine?
     
  23. johnlgalt

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    low power request. Your DROID is trying to charge itself, among other things - as is your iPod as well. The External HD is only using data connection b/c, as I mentioned before, it has its own power supply. The KB and Mouse use so little power compared to the DROID and iPod that they are able to function perfectly fine.
     
  24. monsterenergy22

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    Dont know why I didnt do this before, but I am dual booting Vista and 7. I am in 7 right now and everything with usb seems to be working just fine. I can now copy files to and from my droid. Now I feel like its a vista issue...
     
  25. johnlgalt

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    Yup, it's definitely a Vista issue then.

    So stop dual booting and use 7 exclusively, already!



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