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Gigabeat and Vista

Can any one offer a solution to this annoying problem? I have a Gigabeat S running 3.0 firmware and have just updated my PC to Windows Vista Untimate with MS Media Player 11.0. When I install Gigabeatroom, all goes well and both the Gigabeat and PC shows up in the interface. However, if I close the program (gigabeatroom) and restart it, the Gigabeat is not recognised. If anyone can either: Give me some advice on how to get gigabeat room to work with Vista. or Let me know how to connect MS MEdia player to the GIGABEAT ..... I'd be forever grateful!!

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I hate to say it, but nothing can be done about your situation. I am having the same problem. It is a fight between Microsoft and Apple. I even own a new Toshiba laptop and can't even use my gigabeat with it. What a huge slap in the face. I don't understand why the technology world work with one another to make consumers happy. Sorry for the bad news

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Hi theofrimp109,

This error usually happens when the firmware has been corrupted or deleted. The easiest way to correct this is by updating the firmware. You may also try to restore the firmware data by following the steps below.

1. Connect the gigabeat to your computer using a USB cable.

2. Start Explorer on the PC.

3. Open the folder in which the gigabeat room is installed.
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4. If you can't find the folder, please go inside the gigabeat then click on [tools], [folder option], go to [view tab] then select [show hidden files and folders].

5. Now, inside the gigabeat root, copy a folder named "GBSYSTEM" located in the folder that was opened in Step 3.

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Hope it helps.

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In Order to solve your Problem you need to repair the Firmware of your Device, to perform that you shoud Upgrade/Repair the firmware.

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