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    Windows 8 (32 Bit) Won't Detect Nexus 5


    I am facing a strange problem for the past month or so. All of a sudden my Win 8 laptop (HP ProBook 4430s) won't detect the nexus 5 mobile.

    Strangely all other devices (non nexus mobile) on this laptop works well. Also my mobile worked fine on another laptop - Sony (Win 8 64 bit)

    Nexus 5 - ver 4.4.4 (latest)

    I have tried the following but in vain:
    1. Rebooted laptop as well as mobile.
    2. Tried all the 4 USB ports
    3. Refreshed/scan for hardware changes the Device Manager
    4. Changed the USB cable twice
    5. Scanned with 'latest USB driver windows' for android
    6. On the mobile swappd the options between MTP and PTP

    I can see the mobile getting charged but can't access its storage

    Kindly suggest a workaround.

    Regards, GS

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    Super Moderator danvee's Avatar
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    Win8 and Android/USB has been an issue since day 1.

    They just don't play well together sometimes, and, in some cases, the only remedy is to use a different computer (unless you want to completely purge and reload the Win8 install).
    Try downloading Wugfresh's Nexus Root Tool Kit, and use the USB diagnostic tool to install/trouble shoot the drivers.
    Worst case is to manually go in and delete any currently unused USB drivers.
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    I found it worked with on Win8.1 with Wugfresh, but did need a bit of patience on setup.
    Last edited by EfinTDI; 10-14-2014 at 10:36 AM.

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