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connecting to vista as mass storage. forget kies

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Josh1a1h, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. Josh1a1h

    Josh1a1h Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Ok as title says.. having troubles...

    I have gone to settings - aboutphone - usb settings - mass storage...

    Now upon connecting to my computer, the phone task bar says connect phone via mounting... so i do this...

    Usually a drive should be installed and then it should be visable on my computer... BUT THIS DOESNT HAPPEN...

    How do i get it to work??? i dont use kies because it is rubbish and dont need it. I just want to drop and drag music and videos.

    WHATS WRONG... please help!!!

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  2. Mass Zero

    Mass Zero Lurker

    You need to install Kies first. After opening Kies and connecting your Galaxy S to your computer, several drivers should be automatically installed.
  3. Josh1a1h

    Josh1a1h Newbie
    Thread Starter

    i have already installed kies but cant connect to kies either... my phone isnt being recognised anymore... It has been connected a few times, but now refuses to connect at all.... I know the drivers are installed but it still wont connect...
  4. larryccf

    larryccf Well-Known Member

    MINE went thru a similiar, what i call, spas moment - i ended up re-installing the drivers,

    you might for the hey of it, try a reboot first, see if that does it - the sammy software, whether kies or the drivers is quirky
  5. rolf33

    rolf33 Lurker

    Indeed forget KIES and uninstall.

    What you need is a proper driverset for your Galaxy, that's all.
    Next instruction is for WIN7 32 and 64 bit
    Download drivers from Softpedia.com search for Galaxy S
    Use the 64 bit drivers.
    Important: Put your Galaxy in USB development mode.
    (Sorry, don't know exact name for it, my native language is dutch!)
    See device manager on your PC
    Connect your Galaxy to your PC
    You see in the device manager your phone with an exclamation mark, now update driver manually.
    New devices will appear, install them all manually.

    Now your Galaxy is connected.
    Hope this helps......
  6. Josh1a1h

    Josh1a1h Newbie
    Thread Starter

    can i download drivers specific for windows vista somewhere? and install manually too?
  7. karnka

    karnka Android Expert

    I don't get what this obsession with Kies / Drivers is....

    My Galaxy S will happily mount as mass storage in XP, Vista and Windows 7 without USB debugging turned on or any drivers.
  8. Josh1a1h

    Josh1a1h Newbie
    Thread Starter

    look... i just want to connect my galaxy as a mass storage device.

    The drivers from kies didnt work. As my phone is not recognised.... When kies is already running, the phone is still not recognised...

    I just want to install a driver which will work everytime i connect my phone on my vista laptop...
  9. karnka

    karnka Android Expert

    All I'm saying is Kies, shouldn't be necessary, drivers shouldn't be necessary.

    Something is obviously wrong.

    Don't snap at me(!)
  10. Josh1a1h

    Josh1a1h Newbie
    Thread Starter

    chill... not snapping at you... the phone is annoying me so much!

    Maybe i will send it back. i knew samsung were not ready for competing with the bigger names. Looks like there is no fix for the driver problems or connection problems...
  11. Geryatrix

    Geryatrix Member

    There is no connection problem. go to Settings> SD card and phone storage>un-mount SD card, connect to computer, re-mount SD card and windows explorer should show the SD card as another drive. Just drag and drop.
  12. Josh1a1h

    Josh1a1h Newbie
    Thread Starter

    thats the help and advice i needed. thank you for your help.

    @karnka... if you havent got anything useful to say.. then dont...
    And where in this thread did i say the phone was crap?
  13. karnka

    karnka Android Expert

    Feed the troll:

    "i knew samsung were not ready for competing with the bigger names."

  14. Josh1a1h

    Josh1a1h Newbie
    Thread Starter

    thanks gery, mucho appreciated!!! my mass storage is now working. You see karn, if you had just given me this advice then there would have been no feud here...
  15. bugman27

    bugman27 Lurker

    Hi , after weeks of messing around to get kies to work( I had all the same problems as everyone else I figured what caused all my problems- it was old Samsung and Nokia Software( from my N 95 and 8910 HD) deep in the Registry.I had dealeted everything as normal but there was still software found in the Registry.Once I had removed that I had a conection to Kies right away. Kies works now the past week with no problems at all.I just Connect my phone to my Windows 7 Computer and then launch Kies.The drivers are found right away and within seconds Kies is working. I have All kinds of Aps. on the phone (49).Now and again my phone may freeze or have lags but very rare indeed.
  16. Josh1a1h

    Josh1a1h Newbie
    Thread Starter

    i thought that could be a culprit to my issues, but i have since restored my computer, so no traces of my very old n95 would be on here....

    This is good info for others who are prob having kies issues
  17. Manjar

    Manjar Newbie

    Hi All - like the rest of Galaxy owners i had a 'mare with Kies (with Windows7) Thanks to all above (and others from other forums/sites) with the many tips.
    I spent the best part of yesterday pulling my hair out. For what it worth, heres what i ended up doing this morning for success..
    Possibly some redundant actions but then again i'm never going to threaten a programmer's career..
    = Rebooted PC (had trouble even DL'ing kies at one point hence this action to clear the slate)
    = Downloaded latest version of Kies from Australian Samsung site . Not the most recent i could find (Aug 17) but had the highest version number (1.5.1_10083).
    = scoured my system for old drivers from LG crap suite and deleted. Look very closely or use the driver tool at Softpedia..
    = Downloaded X64 drivers from Softpedia.
    = Opened Kies and updated drivers.
    = Powered phone off and restarted
    = USB setting on phone to 'ask on connection'. I think i also unmounted both int andext mem card. cant be certain as tried so many damn things!
    = Connected phone to pc
    = Watched in wonderment as pc saw device, drivers installed and an icon appeared on kies screen indicating success.

    Good luck to all. It does seem like there are many ways to skin this cat and i wonder if there truely is just one solution (other than not using Kies at all!!)
  18. philu

    philu Newbie

    Ive mentioned it elsewhere that Kies wont recognise the phone if you are running Pro-Launcher (the free version at least)

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