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Gigabeat room will not recognize my gigabeat

My gigabeat is plugged in and the gigabeat room will not recognize the gigabeat. I am using windows vista. what am I missing?

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I was investigating other Toshiba F40 issaue and came across this thread. This might help you.
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/30962/using_your_new_toshiba_gigabeat_tips.html?cat=15

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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.

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How to do this :

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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