Help! Devices show as working, but "not detected" when opened
I have two problems which I suspect come down to the same glitch in my
computer. Online reading has not solved it. Windows directs me to Lenovo,
and Lenovo directs me back to the Internet.
I am running Windows XP. Yesterday, I attempted to upload music from my
Thinkpad to my Creative Zen Sleek Photo MP3 player. I plug in the MP3 player, and a box pops up
saying "MTP Media Player". I am then prompted to sync Windows Media files to the device, but when I try to do so, it says "Windows Media Player does not detect a portable device. Connect your portable device, and then try again." I went into the device manager and it says the device is installed and working properly. But trying to open the device with it's own installed software or Windows Media both give me the message that there is no device attached "no device detected. I read that others had the problem and it might be a registry issue, so I changed the registry to allow "everyone" permission to the USB, but that didn't solve the problem. I uninstalled and reinstalled the player's software, but that didn't help either.
Then, today, I tried to use the Bluetooth installed on the computer for the first time, and had the same problem. The device manager says the Bluetooth in my computer is installed and working properly, but when I try to open the Bluetooth application, it states "Bluetooth device not found."
I suspect that these problems both stem from the same issue. Somehow, the computer is not able to communicate with these devices, even though they are properly installed and show in diagnostics to be working. I know nothing about how to work with the registry, so am now desparate for someone to tell me step by step what I should do. Can anyone advise me?
Re: Help! Devices show as working, but "not detected"...
You could try to go into the registry and remove the usb enumeration folder "USB" .HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Enum\USB\ change permissions for it to be able to remove it. When you restart your computer all usb devices will be recognized and installed again. Let me know if this helps or not.
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suspect you may need to disable the motherboard built in graphics card and tell it to use PCI graphics adapter otherwise an interrupt conflict in CPU and possible conflict as both devices compete for same computer resources.
The Asus bios won't show SATA devices.
However if you are using Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (or newer operating system then the devices should be detected. If this is not happening then enter the bios -- Storage Configuration -- Configuration Enhanced and set the IDE devices to compatible. This allows all drives to be "seen" and you should then be able to load an OS.
The window lowering and raising as you open and close the door is normal, it is designed that way to prevent damage to the weather stripping that seals the door glass to the body. The computer controls this action and is activated by the door switch. If the problem is only with the driver door then I would suspect a switch. If the problem is with both doors then I would suspect a computer glitch. Either way I would reccommend taking the vehicle back to the dealer to have it checked out and repaired. Is the car still under warranty?
Unplug ALL Usb devices, that includes printers, cameras, pen drives, i.e. anything that plugs into a USB connector. Then try rebooting your computer. I bet your problem will no longer exist, but if it does, then you need to suspect a faulty USB connector on the motherboard or USB chipset located on the motherboard. Once the computer is booting normally without USB devices hooked up, you can start installing ONE Usb device at a time, until you find your defective USB device. The USB device drivers will need to be installed and computer rebooted at least once between the various devices. Not doing so will lead to confusion as to which USB device is causing your high current problem. It is also possible athough a bit unlikely that this procedure will cure your situation for the time being but look out for it in the future because it could be an early sign that one of your USB devices is going bad.
Same problem. Solved by downgrading Windows Media Player to v.10. Do it through Control Panel and click Remove WMP11 and WMP11 runtime. Restart, connect your player and if not recognized do go to Control Panel=>System=>Hardware tab=>Devices. Find Portable Devices drivers in the menu and click Uninstall MTP device. If still not detected, go to Control Panel=>Detect New Hardware and run that. The player should connect automatically. WMP 11 has a glitch that disallows 3rd party MTP players. Intentional or purposeful? Ask B. Gates.