Weird unmountable Nano - any apps besides Apple's updater to restore?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by craig0ry, Apr 11, 2006.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I know this is totally my fault - I left my buddies nano connected while I re-formatted and re-installed Windows. I just totally forgot it was there - now it shows up in "My Computer" (albeit unformatted) but whenever I try to restore it, I get a "Can't mount iPod" message. I've tried manually booting it into disk mode, letting the battery drain completely, etc.

    So I guess I was wondering if there is a third-party app, perhaps? Something I can restore this with? Maybe some method I haven't tried yet? I really don't want to have to buy his Nano!

    Thanks in advance guys...
    -Craig
     
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    mad jew

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    #2
    Christ. Umm... If it won't mount then other apps won't help. Plus, Apple's is the only app I know of. I guess you could try a different computer, see if it helps. Sorry for not being very helpful. :eek:
     
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    Electro Funk

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    #3
    Hmmm.. you said you were re installing windows... do have access to a mac?
    specifically disk utility on a mac?
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #4
    No mac anymore - I'm in a dry spell, using my old windows box while I sell off everything I own to keep paying the rent...
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #5
    This problem can be fixed by downloading the

    HP USB Disk Format Tool

    for future reference.
     

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