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Not Recognised My Archos was updating fine on my pc which was running windows media player 10, but the kids accidently upgraded to 11 and when you tried to upload to it, it would just say "stopped".. so i rolled back the media player driver to 10... now it wont recognise my device at all, i downloaded what i thought were drivers and pointed the windows to it but says cannot update driver... so i cant do a thing wtih my archos.. please help Thanks in advance, im on XP

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Plug in the charger while connected to your pc so the power will not run down

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How do i download music on archos clipper mp3 player

Hi cotterb...
Downloading Music to your MP3 Player

1...You must download and install Windows Media Player 11 on your computer.
NOTE...Some older MP3 players will not work with Windows Media Player 11 or Windows 7 with Windows Media Player 11.
If this happens to you, then you will have to uninstall Windows Media Player 11 and install Windows Media Player 10.
2...After you have downloaded and installed Media Player on your computer.
3...Open Media Player on your computer.
4...Install all your music into Media Player that you want to install on your MP3 player.
5...Plug in your MP3 player to the computer using your Data/Sync cord, be sure that Windows Media Player is on.
6...Media player should recognize the MP3 player and sync with it.
7...After it is sync'ed with the computer,you can add the music you have installed into Windows Media Player to your MP3 Player.
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Aug 29, 2011 | Archos Clipper MP3 Player

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I need an operators manual for archos vision 3. Kids gave to me for book download and pics. Came with no instuctions. Help

There's only a small operation guide available for the Archos 3 Vision:

When exploring the player in My Computer on the PC, before disconnecting always
go through the icon "safely remove hardware'' in the right corner on the computer's screen below.

For transfers Window Media Player 11 can be used.
More information about using WMP11 see:

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Jan 03, 2010 | Archos MP3 & Digital Media Players

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After formatting the archos5 ,the device doesnt get recognised

I fixed my son's 605 4 GB had Recovery code (104) on it. This might work for other error codes too. These are the steps i followed 
* Use the computer for this process that you always used for this archos Archos should be plugged in toPc before starting the process.
* Download the firware Upgrade 2.1
* Plug the Archos to Pc 
* When the white option screen comes up, just pick the format disk
* Wait until all done do not pick any option on archos after format is done Pc should recognize your archos in 5 seconds 

* Put the firmware in root section of the archos not in any folder.
* Safely remove the usb for Archos from your pc first and then unplug the cable.
* Do not pick any option on the Archos screen
* Just turn it off from the power button by holding it until it turns off
* Wait about 5 minutes and plug it back to pc 
* it will come up with white screen again but this time it will start Update you will see the progress bar moving, wait until it is all done, it will shut off. Turn it back on and  your archos will be back to normal

Mar 16, 2009 | Archos 605 WiFi Digital Media Player

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Archos 605 running Vista Computer does not recognise the archose

Go to settings and look under system.Then look where it says usb peference then see if it says windows media device if not change it to this and if that doesnt work try the other settings.If that doesnt work go to and contact them and see what they can do.

Feb 06, 2009 | Archos 605 WiFi Digital Media Player

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Syncing my Windows Media Player playlist over to a 605


Go to the Archos website and type in your model number - my case 605 WiFi - and it shows you a list of firmware downloads. Just click to download the latest firmware update which you should save in your desktop - it's about 45Mb-. Once te download is complete open My Computer on your PC and click on teh Archos icon which takes you to internal hard drive icon, click on this icon and paste the update (aos) file from your desktop into this level of teh Archos - Don't paste it into any of the folders as it wont work!

When you disconnect your Archos from your PC it will display that it has found an update and would you like to install it, click on Yes and Voila! WMP playlist will now sync properly to the Archos!

Hope this helps you teh way it helped me.



Dec 30, 2008 | Archos 605 Digital Media Player

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Archos 605 WiFi in Windows Media Player 11

On your pc, go to Start\run, type diskmgmt.msc and click ok to take you into Disk Management.
In here, you can associate your drive with a drive letter.
Hope this helps......

Jul 23, 2008 | Archos 605 WiFi Digital Media Player

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Archos 605 Recovery code 108

1. Download the latest firmware from Archos
2. Format the drive on your player
3. Connect the A605 to your computer using the USB lead
4. Copy the new firmware the A605's root folder (Drive X: on your PC or whatever letter was assigned to your Archos
5. Click ok and you are finished

Feb 18, 2008 | Archos 605 WiFi Digital Media Player

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Firmware upgrade results in arclibrary boot failure

I managed to overcome the problem by doing a factory reset. Unfortunately doing this initially created more problems in that on reboot the main screen appearance looked as it should but was almost inoperable. When the usb cable was connected to my pc the disc did appear on My Computer . The system folder was only 1MB. By good fortune I had copied and saved my Archos files before I carried out the factory reset. Copying the original system files ( about 20MB) back to my Archos returned normal behaviour. Further, two additional buttons appeared. One was a manual arclibrary update button and the other a USB setup button . I cannot get file transfer to operate under windows media player mode and Windows media player 11. No problem though. I use PC hard drive mode and carry out a manual arclibrary update. None of this was possible prior to the factory reset. I believe I would still be having serious problems had I not saved and restored my system files

Feb 08, 2008 | Archos 605 WiFi Digital Media Player

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Uninstalling windows media player 11

Follow the process on the Philips website -FAQ, "I have upgraded my Windows Media Player from 10 to 11 and encountered problem with synchronization and detection of unit by PC? What could be the problem?"

-skip over the part about updating the device drivers if you wish

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Jan 16, 2008 | Philips SA4020 MP3 Player

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I can not install the philips device plug in , instalation CD is damaged

Apparently if you have windows media player upgraded to version 11, there are problems with some philips players. They suggest reverting to Windows media player 10 may solve the problem. You must be running windows xp for this player 's software to work - else win media player should do it fine. here is a link to the manual for your player; and here is the link to the drivers; which you can download and update your pc. Hope this helps :)

Mar 20, 2007 | Philips HDD1630 MP3 Player

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