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Hdd120 on Vista

I have installed the software to put songs on my mp3 player and whenever I plug my mp3 player into my laptop, it says there is no mp3 player connected. But when I go on My Computer, it detects the device. I can use it on my dad's laptop but it detects it when I go on Philips HMM. He has Windows XP but I have Vista so I was wondering if it doesn't work on Vista.

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  • hart3435 Jan 10, 2008


    im having exactly the same problem with my laptop which is vista and my hdd/

    would appreciate some help

  • Anonymous Jun 02, 2008

    im on vista and it wont detect my device

  • Anonymous Jul 25, 2008

    Philips HDD120/17 MP3 Player

  • willwin Aug 09, 2008

    I am having the same problem vista has made my hdd120/05 useless ive been trying to sort this out for ages ive installed dmm many times now but as soon as i plug my mp3 in to usb my pc recognizes it as a mass storage device,ive looked for updates on philips and microsoft websites but no joy it seems we need new drivers from microsoft or philips that dont exist yet or may never exist to solve this problem.

  • grahamslade1 Aug 15, 2008

    Unable to load files from windows vista to Phillips HHD120.

  • Anonymous Oct 30, 2008

    Doesn't work with vista



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I'm a bit late to the party here but the solution is to right click the shortcut to the Philips DMM and run as an Administrator. It all works fine if you do.

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Sounds like you've answered your own question there!

There are known problems with some USB devices not working properly with Windows Vista.

I checked at the Philips website & there is not a new Vista driver for the HDD120, so the only thing you can do is to make sure your version of Vista is always up to date & whenever an update happens, try connecting your player again.

Fingers crossed, eventually it will work with Vista.

Posted on Jan 09, 2008

  • Gary Christer
    Gary Christer Jan 09, 2008

    There is an alternative to using DMM, and that is Herbert, which does work with the HDD100/120, and Windows Vista.

    Info & download here.


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It will not accept downloads from my pc as its version of WMP is much older than mine and I am unable to upgrade it as the process is too high tec. for me. I have spent a few hours trying unsuccessfully on the Philips site. I have a Philips Gogear which is fine and have downloaded lots of music from Limewire so I do know how to use one. What do you suggest, please, because the item is currently useless to me ?

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First try upgrading the firmwar first and the dmm manager

Posted on Jan 09, 2008

  • Haluk Su Nov 12, 2011

    many thanks


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