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Old 07-19-2010, 09:31 PM   #1
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One Kobo - two PC OS?

Wondering whether anyone else is using different PCs with different operating systems for their Kobo?

I run XP at home (all services packs up to date) and Windows 7 at work. For various reasons I have connected my Kobo to both machines. Last time I connected it to the XP PC to charge it up, the PC did not recognise the Kobo and it went into a flashing red light, screen blinking mode (for me that equalled panic!) When I disconnected, I had a blank screen and couldn't turn it on, reset or anything. The word "bricked" came to mind!

Took it to work next day with the intention of ringing Angus and Robertson's help line, decided to plug it into Windows 7 laptop and all was good again....

So, has anyone else experienced anything like this?

Should I stick with just one Operating System?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-19-2010, 11:02 PM   #2
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I don't know why your Kobo behaved so peculiarly, but if it helps, I've connected the Kobo to both Vista 64bit and 7 64bit on different PCs multiple times with little to no problems.
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Old 07-19-2010, 11:11 PM   #3
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I've used my Kobo on an XP machine and 2 different Ubuntu 10.04 machines so I don't think 1 machine/1 OS is the issue. Perhaps reach out to one of the Kobo employees here on MobileRead, they might have an idea of what the screen flashing means and can help.

When you plugged it into your Win 7 machine was everything exact as it was before or did you sync it again before disconnecting? Do you know if perhaps all the files disappeared off the Kobo, maybe a file system got corrupted or something?
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Old 07-20-2010, 05:24 AM   #4
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I move my Kobo between an Ubuntu linux laptop, Ubuntu linux PC and a Windows XP PC with no problems.
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Old 07-20-2010, 07:35 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone. I didn't sync on my Windows 7 laptop, just charged the Kobo. Found I hadn't lost any content, just a couple of bookmarks. Must say I am a little hesitant to plug it back into my XP PC!
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