I know there have been countless similar posts about connection issues with the Fuze. I have read all of them and none quite got me there. So here goes:
I have a 8gb Fuze that refuses to be recognized by my old Dell Latitude 100L running Windows XP SP3 with Media Player 11. It does know it is a Sansa Fuze, but it tries in vain to install drivers for it, ending with a “Data is invalid” error. I have tried all of the following, with mixed results:
I have tried both USP ports.
I have tried the Sansa on a newer machine running XP.
I have switched the Fuze’s USB settings between MSC, MTP, and auto.
I have updated the Fuze’s firmware.
I have upgraded to Media Player 11.
I have attempted to update my Bios. When I tried this, my computer said it could not find all of the information it needed. The updates are all listed as optional by Dell, not recommended, so I don’t think I am missing anything.
I have attempted to uninstall USB ports (restacking the USB ports). When I tried to uninstall a port, my computer froze while “services.exe” took up 100% of the computing power. I gave up on that one after 30 minutes.
Where I am now is I have gone to the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\ENUM\USB and allowed free permission on any entry that says Sansa in the description.
THIS WORKED!! Except…
One listing for the Sansa shows up in the “My Computer” folder, as drive E. I can open it and see all of the Sansa’s folders. Meanwhile, the computer is stuck in a continuous loop attempting to install a second drive (the MicroSD drive?) that fails with a “Data is invalid” error. I have to disconnect the Sansa to get it to stop.
I feel like I am one registry edit away from success. Does the MicroSD slot on the Sansa show up in the registy somewhere else, perhaps without the name Sansa in the description?
Thanks in advance for looking.