Heya. i had the same problem with mine,after installing factory software.I deleted the sotfware and just connecteted the mp3 player without software to the pc. Pc then founded as new hardware and gave me a choice of sync to Windows Media Player or Winamp,i chose Winamp and there it went no problems with uploading music.but i can't figure out how to delete music.Hope that works for you.
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As far as opening the Philips Device Manager - if it won't pop up automatically, then on a computer running Windows XP, you can go to Start (on your desktop) --> All Programs --> Philips --> Philips Device Manager to open the program.
There is a program that came with the installation CD called Philips Device Manager - you have to open it and click on the Repair tab. The program is available from Philips website if you have lost the CD.
Mode for Philips' GoGear Open
the Philips Device Manager (Start à
All Programs à Philips Digital
Audio Player à SAXXX à Philips Device Manager) and
click on the “Repair” tab.Then click on
the “Repair” button to start the repair process.Most of the time, when your player is in that
state, the Device Manager will not recognize that your GoGear is plugged
in.If this is the case: Disconnect the
player from the PC, and make sure the mp3 player is turned off. Hold in the
volume + button on the mp3 player, and reconnect the player to your pc while
holding in the volume + button. Continue holding the volume + for 10-15 seconds
until a "Found New Hardware Wizard" pops up. It should recover your
device if there isn't anything internally wrong with the player. Warning: this
procedure will result in your songs being erased off the player, so they will
have to be reloaded. -Tha Mp3 Doctor
If the volume + method didn't work, then there is some feature about your PC config that is not going to work with this player. you can try the FAQ method on Philips website for when the PC is not recognizing the player, but I've never seen a case where it was successful.