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My zen hardware is not detected on my computer i have windowsxp

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I had the same problem. I took all my router ports off and connected just my creative vision and it worked. System was over loaded.

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STUPiD ZEN!


Your USB port might not be 2.0. Plug one side of your USB cord into the back of the computer & with the other side you plug it into your Zen. Run windows media player (it should be windows media 11. If not,upgrade) and your Zen should be detected

Jun 27, 2009 | Creative Labs Zen MicroPhoto MP3 Player

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My creative zen wont work


Hi,
Basing on the limited information you've provided, click on this link to troubleshoot on the same:
Creative Zen Not Detected in My Computer 

Jan 24, 2009 | Creative Labs Zen V MP3 Player

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Zen Vision:M not even detected on Vista!


I had the same problem with my Zen MicroPhoto. I finally found a simple solution:

--Go to your computer's Device Manager (with your player plugged in)
--Find your MP3 player under Portable Devices
--Right click on your player and click Uninstall
--Unplug your player from your computer when the uninstall finishes
--Plug your player back in to your computer
--Vista will automatically reinstall the driver, and your player should appear in My Computer

I have no idea what causes the players to suddenly quit working, but I'm glad I finally found an easy way to fix it.

Dec 13, 2008 | Creative Labs ZEN Vision:M Digital Media...

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When I plug in my Zen Micro to the PC to chage all i get is the flashing charge signal but the devices does not recgharge. This is the same USB that i have used successfully on another PC. it also wont...


I use to have that little player and i remember how it could be tricky on different computers.

from http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum/showthread.php?t=27711

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4. If the Zen is not detected by or charging from the computer when connected, make sure you are using a USB port on the back of the computer (built into the motherboard) instead of one wired to the case (front or side). That way you are using a USB port with the proper power output.

5. If the Zen is not detected by or charging from the computer when connected, make sure the USB port you are using are USB 2.0 and not v1.1. If you computer is a newer computer, this shouldn't be a problem, but if it is an older computer, it may only have USB 1.1 ports which doesn't output enough power as USB 2.0 ports.

6. If the Zen is not detected by or charging from the computer when connected, make sure you have no other USB devices plugged into the computer (front and back ports), but the Zen. That may be worth a try to see if you can get enough current from the USB ports to begin charging it again. Usually the more devices you have plugged into the USB ports, the less current that will be available for charging due to the power being shared with all other devices plugged in.

7. If the Zen is not detected by or charging from the computer when connected, make sure that the drivers are loading for it properly under Device Manager (no conflicts showing). I believe the Zen will not be detected or begin charging unless its drivers are loaded and working properly.

Jul 30, 2008 | Audio Players & Recorders

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Creative zen vision m is not detected.



You Could Try This.. 

I'm Using Windows XP (SP2) 

I Had This Problem with my Zen & found that if I Uninstalled the USB in Device Manager (Portable Devices) and rebooted the computer and let Windows redetect and install them.

YOU MUST HAVE YOUR PLAYER PLUGGED INTO THE PC WHEN YOU DO WHAT'S BELOW, AS YOU NEED IT TO APPEAR IN PORTABLE DEVICES

To Get To Device Manager Quickly - Highlight My Computer On Desktop/Right Mouse & Choose Properties/Choose Hardware At Top/Then Select Device Manager/Then Portable Devices/Highlight Your Player & Right Mouse Then Choose Uninstall/Exit Device Manager/Disconnect Your Player/Them Restart Computer..../When The Computers Ready Try Connecting Your Player Again It Should Work?

Jul 26, 2008 | Creative Labs ZEN Vision:M Digital Media...

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Zen vision m not recognized


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.

Jul 22, 2008 | Creative Labs Zen Vision Digital Media...

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My computer is detecting but not showing the icon


Unplug, restart computer, try one more time. If that fails,
Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, turn it off, hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer while holding the volume + button in. Keep holding the volume + button for an additional 5-50 seconds. Windows should eventually go into recovery mode and revive the player- it will pop up a window that says Found New Hardware Wizard.

Apr 05, 2008 | Creative Labs ZEN Vision:M Digital Media...

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Wont detect Zev V plus


ok... i found a fix...
insert zen v plus install cd
exit out of autorun for cd
go to control panel
click on system
click on the hardware tab
click on device manager
click on portable devices
right click on your USB device with the yellow warning sign
go to properties
when it tells you that the drivers arent installed... go to the browse button and select your zen v plus install disk
hit ok and it will find the drivers that way...

Apr 04, 2008 | Creative Labs ZEN V Plus MP3 Player

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