I purchased a Aigo model: UM-A208 MP3 player from Argos.
When plugged into the USB2 port,it should say USB connected,it does not. But on its screen it says reading, my computer could not detect it.
I click on "My Computer" and all that is there is Local Disk(C:) Floppy(A:) DVD-RW Drive(D:). It came with a CD-rom and driver software for windows 98SE only. Even with this installed it does not work.
My Easy MP3 player can be detected with no trouble and shows up as Removable Disk (E:)
My System is: Microsoft Windows XP, Home Edition Version 2002, Service Pack 2.
If Windows cannot detect it and you know you have a good connection, then it seems as if you have a dud player. I'd take it back to Argos - As long as you have the receipt they will swap or refund within [I think] sixteen days.