Phone doesn't exist on my PC.
Nope. Bought the infuse on day one. Installed Kies 126.96.36.19944_11_3. Phone not recognized, installed drivers, learned the truth about Kies. Phone would not be recognized but at least installing Kies made the phone visible to the PC, so I knew I could root if I so desired, read up about rooting and thought I was ready. The phone had other plans.
Decided the other day that I was ready to root. Plugged in the phone but it no longer showed up in Windows. Something about the phones compatibility with my system changed. Tried to install this Kies 188.8.131.5253_99_3 yesterday, reinstalled drivers, activated USB debugging, plugged the phone in started up SuperOneClick and . . . still nothing happened. So I deactivated USB debugging and started over. Followed all the directions in the root posts and and SuperOneClick threads . . .
But somehow between day one and today my Windows 7 64 bit system does not know that the phone is plugged into it.
When I plug the phone into USB the phone asks me how I want to interact with the computer, Kies (Firmware Update); Media player: Mass storage. But the computer shows nothing. Device Manager doesn't list the phone, Windows Explorer doesn't show the phone, Devices and Printers window shows everything that's connected but NOT the phone, it's as if I plugged nothing into the computer. The phone is charging so I know that it's plugged in, but it doesn't seem to be communicating with the PC. I've re-booted, re-installed, reviewed, rewired and re-alized that I have no clue what happened. (Tried different cables, different USB ports different times of the day)
It worked once upon a time, I tried rolling back restore points and disabling my kaspersky 2011, I've followed all rooting instructions in these threads to no avail.
I am now ready to hurl my phone out into traffic to see if that will help, but before I do I'm hoping someone here may have the answer I need.
. . . please . . .