I just bought a new laptop off of newegg.
ASUS M70 Series M70Vm-X1 NoteBook
Intel Core 2 Duo T9400(2.53GHz)
17.0" Wide UXGA
5400rpm DVD Super Multi
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS
Windows Vista 32 bit (Hell if I know why they'd put a 32 bit system on a computer with 4 GB of ram)
Here's the link to the newegg purchase: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220346
I noticed immediately that my ipod was never recognized by the computer. It doesn't show up in my computer (I have set it up to be used as a HDD, so that's not the problem).
I figured that it was just the ipod, but then I noticed that no one's ipod works, and flash drives are recognized and then disappear, and thumb drives, and SD Cards, etc. Basically anything that uses USB or any other kind of external connection to the laptop doesn't read.
My main thought is that it's a software issue with Windows Vista (Which sucks in my opinion).
I heard that it might have been because a drive letter wasn't assigned, so I used "run" and typed in "compmgmt.msc" and ran it. Clicked on the ipod (Which does show up and it says all is normal) and changed the drive letter, but it immediately disappears after changing it.
Same happens with any other kind of external storage device.
In Device Manager I see that there is one yellow exclamation point on "Microsoft WPD FileSystem Volume Driver". After checking properties I see that it says:
This device cannot start. (Code 10)
Click 'Check for solutions' to send data about this device to Microsoft and to see if there is a solution available.
I tried uninstalling, updating drivers, etc. and it didn't do anything.
Another note: It only shows up with problems when the ipod or external storage device is connected.
Basically, I love this laptop, but really need my USB ports to be functioning properly. I hope ya'll can help.
I appreciate it.