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PC no longer recognizes my Archos 605

My archos 605 wifi has stopped being recognized by my xp sp2 pc.when i plug in the usb cable mtp player window opens and select Win media player it then says "no player conected". in device manager click at mtp and a605 shows.
nothing showing in "my computer"

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  • Erik James Mar 26, 2008

    I have the exact same problem. My Archos 605 was detected fine by my computer (Windows XP SP2) the first day I used the player, but after that, when I try to plug it in, my computer only recognizes it as an MTP device, but it fails to install properly.

  • Eric Mason Mar 27, 2008

    Thanks modex, alas it has not altered, the problem of recognizing by windows only as an mtp device is still there.

    I still am unable to access the archos.

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2008

    mi archos 605 wifi ,al encenderlo marca elcodigo de error 102

    que puedo hacer

  • Eric Mason Apr 01, 2008

    Guest ! Thanks for your input, I followed your fix and it worked ( yipee),for whatever reason my pleasure was shortlived,because then next time I went to upload more music it has disappeared again. I have tried the Archos on another XP SP2 computer and this machine has no problem recognizing the Archos all the time.My thoughts are, my pc is at fault ??? althoughat this point in time i`m stumped.

  • nwapounds Apr 03, 2008

    My Archos 504 80G is not recognized in my PC. Rather it displays Malfunction.

  • Eric Mason Apr 04, 2008

    I have just pluged my Archos into the PC that would not recognize it last week, when i opened (my computer) there was the A605 drive. I opened it and found I could open all files and folders and also download more music to it. To the best of my knowledge I have made no changes to either the Archos or my PC other than the two solutions posted here.

    I still think something is amiss with my PC.as it works ok in other PC`s and will investigate further and post my findings later. the changes as Guest sugested in BEST SOLUTION have been left on my Archos i.e. (hard drive) configeration

  • Eric Mason Apr 11, 2008

    I think I have solved this issue by default, after checking out an unrelated problem (so I thought) and downloading microsofts autoplay repair wizard and installing, my pc again recognizes the A605 wifi .

    The site i found www.xaddr.com/2id has the link to MS repair wizard. Give it a try and see what happens

  • Eric Mason Jun 03, 2008

    I have checked various other help forums and one thing has come to light the 605 stumbles, if it gets warm (hot) this is most common when the 605 is left docked in the dvr station.

    If you are having problems with the Archos, try undocking it, switch it off, leave it overnight to cool, then try again next day.

    Hey ! anthings worth a try when your in the sh1t.

  • sreedevi36 Dec 15, 2008

    I have the same problem, but thing is, I had already tried all those fixes before I resorted to online help. I have no blinking idea what's wrong, it was working fine a coupla days ago. I even downloaded memory managers and reduced the process footprints. I am near desperate. PLEASE help me!

    Thanks in advance!


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In the archos....select SYSTEM....change windows media player to PC Hard Drive and this worked for me

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I had the same problem using my Archos 605 Wifi and Windows 7. Similar to one of the other posts, I went to Device Manager and saw the yellow yield sign/exclamation point. Per the advice above, I tried to update the driver, but Win7 came back and said the best driver was installed. So I went ahead and uninstalled the Archos device, unplugged it from my PC, then plugged it back in. Win7 identified it as a new device, installed it, and I was back in business.

My primary reason for wanting this problem fixed was that I use Amazon's Video on Demand software (Unbox) on my PC and want to copy portable versions of movies and TV shows onto my Archos 605 wifi for long plane rides. Now Win7 recognizes my Archos device and the Amazon Unbox software can see it to transfer movies.

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Very very important last step: If your Archos is still not being recognized after following the above steps, unplug the USB cable for a few seconds then reinsert making sure it's all the way in. The Archos screen will ask if you want to enable USB. Of course you do. Then you'll be back in business

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I had the same problem with my Archos 605 and here's how I fixed it....

Right click on My Computer, then click on Properties. Under the Hardware tab click on Device Manager. My Archos was shown under Portable Devices but with an exclamation point next to it. I right clicked on Archos 605 wifi and then clicked on Update Driver. This updated the MTP driver and now everything is working fine.

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There is problem to my archos605 that the problem arises on display demo firmware display on the screen and it does not show in system

Posted on Feb 05, 2011

Thanks guest (27th March). That worked a treat.

Posted on Oct 19, 2008

Bikegit,
I called tech support and they had a simple fix for me. You need to change the way the Archos is recognized as a USB device from a Windows Media Device to a hard drive. You can change this setting under Settings > System. This fixed the problem for me, but I think you miss out on some functionality by not using the Archos as a Window Media Device, particularly being able to use protected content.

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Hay everyone, i had the same problem with am Archos 5 250Gb "USB device not recognized" i think the main problem was that its Windows i was using at the time so the easy fix is install Ubuntu (Linux) ether as a small partition on your HDD or the live disk, plug in the usb hook it up to the Archos and it just works perfectly. www.ubuntu.com just download and burn the iso easy as that.

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Turn off your archos and press the resset button right below the usb hook up I did this and it helped, then I went to settings(in my archos) system and then to repair and cleared the cache and such it helped solve alot of problems

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