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Microsoft Zune will not recognize my Nokia Lumia 800...

Q: Microsoft Zune will not recognize my Nokia Lumia 800...

Previously used this phone with Zune on my now-deceased PC with Windows XP (although even that took a while to establish). Now have an HP laptop with Windows 7 but Zune consistently refuses to recognize it and just comes up with the usual 'disconnect, turn off and reconnect'. I have downloaded both Microsoft Fixes and neither of them find anything wrong; I have uninstalled/reinstalled countless times; I have been into my certificates and made changes and/or deletions - and I m now simply running out of options ...and patience if I'm honest.

Almost all the internet advice suggests the fix is easy. Would the fact I've worked on this for over a month now suggest I am a one-off?!!!

A Google search revealed that there are many people who have had the same problem still unresolved after two years or so - just as often with other Windows Phones rather than Nokia. Can anyone help please?

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connect the cellphone to the PC with the USB cable
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You can take a look through here See Troubleshoot: Windows Won't Recognize Your USB Hard Drive

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> Remove old USB storage drivers
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is it recognized?
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Well i've never seen (or used) a different driver apart from "cdrom.sys" on every DVD drive i've had (and i've had about 7 or 8 main ones in the past). What i can say is, I have had this problem before with a "Combo drive" and it turned out to be a failure of the circuit board inside the drive itself (so hardware basicly)...The drive played CD's but not DVD's.

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I think the following thread will be helpful. Check it out:
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The computer was turned off when you removed the power cable yeah? Or was it running?

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Can you see it in Device Manager or Disk Management?
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One of these may help:
1. Uninstall the drive through Device Manager.
Restart computer. The drive will be automatically reinstalled.
Restart computer.
3. Download, and run Restore Missing CD Drive patch
Double click on to unzip it.
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Hi Speedracer :wave:

I am not a mod, but
Welcome to :grinthumb

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I'd try (in the following order)
1. Make sure all Windows updates are applied. See USB Device Problems? Check for Windows Updates
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