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My Creative Zen V Plus isn't being detected by my computer!

I got a laptop for my birthday, and I loaded the removeable disk. The CD works just fine, but Windows Media wasn't working. Ive had this problem before with my old computer, but all I did was download MediaMonkey. It still doesnt detect that its plugged in!!!! HELP ME PLEASE! IM SO FRUSTRATED!!!

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  • vivekr Jan 05, 2008

    my creative zen v plus isn't being detected by the pc and when it is connected screens turn reddish



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Go to device manager ... see if USB 2 has been installed ... U will see a small icon at the bottom .. showing Creative ( if Service pack 2 installed ) .. right click .. update driver ... I was having the same problem with my Zen V Plus .. and just solved it now ... hope it works...

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