Windows media player won't recognize Gigabeat device
As though they couldn't have made the Gigabeat more difficult to use and user un-friendly if they had designed it to be that way, it seems to be getting worse as my problem gets more and more agrivating and ilogical. When I want to sync my music from my PC to my Gigabeat I don't want to use the (pardon my french) shitty software provided by Toshiba that apears to be designed by a second grade student as it is bungling and confusing. I want to sync exclusively from WMP, so I must plug it into the dock and then plug the dock into my PC via USB cable for it to be recognized. This used to work up until a couple weeks ago when, all of a sudden, doing all of this wouldn't get my device recognized. I tried uninstalling/reinstalling the gigabeat room program, but that didn't work. I really don't know what to do anymore, and help resources are slowly draining my patience.
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I have a similar problem. I bought a new gigabeat U 2Gb in USA last week. It functioned properly in computers in USA. Now I'm in Argentina and I can't connect it to my computer (windows XP and windows media player 10 both in spanish)I tried install WMP 10 in english that came in the CD and the other two files windowsmedia10-kb902344-x86-intl.exe and windowsmedia10-kb895316-x86-enu.exe and in the last case apear this message: "Setup cannot update your WMP 10 files because the language installed on your system is different from the update language". Do you have any suggestion to solve my problem? Thanks
the solution is simple. Simply Run both Gigabeat watcher and giga-room programs as administrator if u have windows vista.
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!