You may experience any of the following problems when you use a Windows SideShow-compatible device in Windows Vista:
When you start the computer, or when you reset the Windows SideShow-compatible device, Gadgets that have previously been enabled are not loaded on the Windows SideShow-compatible device.
When you open the Windows SideShow item in Control Panel, you may see the following message shown for each gadget in the column that corresponds to your device:
The Language and Theme boxes in the Change Device Settings window are blank.
When you try to synchronize music or photos to your SideShow-compatible device by using Windows Media Player 11, the SideShow gadgets may fail and no longer work.
When you try to turn the SideShow gadgets on or off, you may receive an error message that resembles the following:
One or more gadgets could not be turned on or off
These problems occur because of a problem in the SideShow driver. When a command is issued to the device, the Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) driver unexpectedly returns an ERROR_BUSY error.
Service pack information
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows Vista. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935791 How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.
Before you install this hotfix, you must install the hotfix that is described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
933607 UMDF User-mode drivers that use the Windows SideShow class extension return errors when you process commands asynchronously
The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.