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How to connect Android phone to Windows XP?

I am trying to connect my new Android handset to my home computer, which is running Windows XP. I want to transfer some files to the phone. It doesn't seem to connect, it shows the removable disk F but keeps connecting and disconnecting. What can I do?

Most Useful Answer JanSt  Feb. 18, 2011 at 16:25

What handset? Do you 'mount' the disk? When you connect the phone, you should see a little usb-icon in the notification bar. Pull the bar down and click on 'mount disk'.
Also: in 'settings' -> usb/pc connection you should be able to set 'mass storage' connection as default. That way your phone will connect like a USB pendrive.

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JanSt / MOD  Feb. 18, 2011 at 16:25

What handset? Do you 'mount' the disk? When you connect the phone, you should see a little usb-icon in the notification bar. Pull the bar down and click on 'mount disk'.
Also: in 'settings' -> usb/pc connection you should be able to set 'mass storage' connection as default. That way your phone will connect like a USB pendrive.

vinodbehniwal34  Oct. 24, 2011 at 09:15

I am trying to connect my new Android handset to my home computer, which is running Windows XP. I want to transfer some files to the phone. It doesn't seem to connect, it shows the removable disk F but keeps connecting and disconnecting. What can I do?

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 24, 2011 at 17:29

If it sees the drive, I'd say the cable might be faulty. Or the usb socket? Have you used it on another PC/Mac?

Also, what model Android?

vickyjaksam  Apr. 21, 2013 at 16:24

i have also facinq the same problem my Andorid 4..0.4 is not connecting with win'xp but its working good on win' 7 . How can i connect on XP help me :(

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 22, 2013 at 10:19

i have also facinq the same problem my Andorid 4..0.4 is not connecting with win'xp but its working good on win' 7 . How can i connect on XP help me :(

Yeah, well... what phone? Have the drivers installed when you first connected the phone etc etc.... We are not psychic, by the way. We do need info.

cme2buyems  Feb. 16 at 22:05

I am having the same problem with my new Droid MINI (purchased 2/8/14 from Verizon. Tried everything with Verizon tech support an mobile protection tech support, I even took the computer (windows xp sp3) to the store w/o any luck. Same message over and over - "required section not found in INF". Can anyone help?

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 17 at 14:01

try the answer in this thread.

cme2buyems  Feb. 19 at 02:08

When I pull the nav bar (on the mini) I get a choice of connect ad media device > Media Device (MTP) and Camera (PTP) when selected PTP allous the transfer of still photos only, not video. But when select MTP does nothing. Regarding settings - please provide a detailed pathway. I appreciate the help but the (mini) simply fails to connect and transfer the necessary drivers and managers to a XP SP3 PC. I tried downloading these apps from Motorola and verizon sites w/o effect. Tried on two laptops and one desktop. If anyone has gotten the MINI to connect please provide very detailed instructions.

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 19 at 08:38

When you connet as MTP, and then you open the Start Meny of your PC and click on My Computer, the Mini is not listed as a device?

Sorry I'm asking, but have you installed KIES on your PC? Does KIES not see the Mini, either?

cme2buyems  Feb. 23 at 00:45

When you connet as MTP, and then you open the Start Meny of your PC and click on My Computer, the Mini is not listed as a device?

Sorry I'm asking, but have you installed KIES on your PC? Does KIES not see the Mini, either?


Hi - No, KIES seems to relate to samsung devised, why would I use it w/ a Motorola Mini?

No, the computer no longer even shows there is an "E" drive, it did before I let the supervisor at the Verizon store attempt to resolve the issue, last Saturday. I got them to extend the recission period for the new contract to 3/1 - i'm still on the fence about returning everything, i like the phones (2) but they should work as described on the Verizon specs, w/o all this BS. I shold not have to buy a Windows 7 machine to use this feature in the phone...

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 23 at 09:37

Sorry, for some reason I thought you were talking about a Galaxy Ace :)

Motorola Mini?
Right...

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 23 at 09:40

what's the exact device name? (not many Moto models here in Europe)

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 23 at 11:01

What about Panda's "Android PC Suite"?
I used it on an XP machine with a Moto G just 3 weeks ago?!!! https://ac1-downloads.phpnuke.org/en/c156517/android-pc-suite-free-download-full-review

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