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Archos not recognised by both my computers

I have charged up my archos it works fine I plug in the usb cable into my computer usb slot ( tried front and back) and my computer is not recognising it as a device all my ports are working as they recognise evry other device i connect. I have i dud player? my windows is XP i am following everything that the manual says. I dont want to ring them up as I am in the UK and the support is in the US!

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Re: archos not recognised by both my computers

As soon as it plugs into the computer your archos will respond on screen usb or charge only

you must press usb connect

your computer may respond then found new hardware

on vista it wants to scan your system on archos
it's not necessary but I do recommend pulling up defrag and defragging archos

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Re: archos not recognised by both my computers - Archos 605 Digital Media Player MP3 & Digital Media Players

You must update the firmware on the archos.

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