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Computer doesnt recognise when connected

I have installed all of the software for this player, but when i connect it, it doesnt show up on the computer.
If i look at device manager it says that "This device cannot start. (Code 10)"

i have gone through the troubleshooter and tested my usb ports and the device is on and everything - so just dont konw what the trouble could be!

Can anyone help please???

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Re: computer doesnt recognise when connected

Code 10 means it cannot find the drivers.

Most of the newest MP3 players are designed to run with Windows Media Player version 10 or higher, this contains all of the drivers necessary for installation and recognition.

Best of Luck.

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