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Gigabeat room fails to recognize my Gigabeat

As above, the gigabeat watcher is green (ie the PC recognizes it) but the gigabeat icon in gigabeat room isnt working and hence I cant transfer music to the gigabeat! Am using Vista and it has worked before but now wont! Have updated version too (3.0). I have discussed this with the Toshiba Support people - the only answer they give is that the Gigabeat is not compatible with Vista and they have no plans to make it compatible. In other words, "Tough Luck" from Toshiba. Remember this next time you think of buying any Toshiba product - they will abandon you without any qualms.

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  • patcorkshome Dec 16, 2008

    My Gigabeat worked fine with XP, and I can use it as a storage device in Windows Explorer. The problem is Gigabeat Room will not recognize my device - and I believe Toshiba has no interest in helping out.

    My Gigabeat still plays the music already on it very well, and new music can be transferred using Explorer but will not play.

    Is this a huge scam by the manufacturers - they all know you will migrate away form their products BUT they will in turn pick up new frustrated buyers from other manufacturers?

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Transfering is not a a problem its a player problem have  you ever format your mp3 player?

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Click on start in the taskbar at the bottom right of your screen,
then click on all programs,
then click on the Toshiba Gigaroom Folder,
then right click Gigabeat watcher and click on "Run as Administrator"
then right click "Gigaroom" and click on Run as Administrator

and then look in the bottom right of the taskbar, the little Gigabeat watcher symbol should be there with a green square instead of grey. If its green then it means Vista has recognised your gigabeat and u can now transfer music to it via gigaroom. i hope this helps people as i was on the verge of buying XP myself again... Peace all and HAPPY GIGABEATIN!

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