After trying all other on-line suggestions I came up with my own Sansa Fuze solution:
After plugging your Sansa Fuze and it comes up as " USB Device Not Recognized" and " Installation Is Unsuccessful", navigate your way to Device Manager. I get there the easiest way I know how by right clicking on computer icon on my desktop and scrolling down to properties. Or you can get there via control panel. Click on device manager and under “Universal Serial Bus Controllers” , you’ll see “Unknown Device”, with a little yellow exclamation . Right Click on the Yellow triangle and then click uninstall.
Disconnect your Sansa Fuze and turn it off, Also turn off your computer. Then turn on your Sansa Fuze and navigate to its “Settings”-System Settings" and then scroll down to " USB Mode". Change the USB mode to " MTP". Once you have changed USB mode to MTP plug in your Sansa Fuze to the USB adapter while PC is shut down . (Your Sansa Fuze will Connect and start charging). Make sure you are using the back panel USB Ports.
Finally, start your PC up and your Sansa will flash " Connec t- Writing" and then " Connected". When Windows 7 actually starts your device will flash " Connect-** Writing-Connected " once more and appear connected as it should on your tool bar. You’ll know if this is successful or not while your PC is powering up. Keep an eye on your Sansa Fuze Screen and if it says connected then dims it didn’t work. But if your little screens remains bright** you’ve been successful. :smiley:
This is more of temporary solution to the symptom of the problem rather than something of a permanent fix so you can update firmware or further troubleshoot. Or just buy an I-Pod, thats my next step.
Message Edited by Wakahi on 12-17-2009 08:26 PM
Message Edited by Wakahi on 05-06-2010 01:23 PM