Just re-install windows, then follow the instructions for the iPod (its critical!)Mav451 said:This has been the most frustrating experience I have had since Windows 95. All I wanted to do was USE MY FRIGGEN iPOD.
First, it tells me I need to update iTunes to 4.7 (I've been using 4.5 for several months now).
I do that. Now it says I need to update the iPod software.
I do that. I restart.
When I boot up, my iPod now has a Folder + Exclamation Point on it. I've tried uninstalling/reinstalling iTunes, updating the iPod to 2005-02-22 again and again. At one point, I said what the hell, "Restore to Factory settings". Didn't help either. Nothing has worked. Now, the iPod isn't even recognized as a USB device anymore by XP. Ridiculous.
Ok, I'm THIS close to going back to the Apple Store and returning it. Never have I had so much trouble with a product, right out of the box. I've always thought it would be nice to have an iPod, but seeing as how much of a hassle it is just to get it connected/seen by Windows, I dunno if it is worth it.
Man, I just wasted 2 hours and the iPod is still useless to me.
Ease of use? Yeah right.
"Now, the iPod isn't even recognized as a USB device anymore by XP. Ridiculous."Mav451 said:Lol.
I get 2 joke posts in the MR forums. Should I be surprised?
1) It was a gift.
2) Did I say anywhere that I was having problems with Windows XP? No. Windows XP has been fine since I installed it 2 years ago. The problem is with the iPod and solely the iPod.
If you guys can't offer anything constructive to say, save the chitter-chatter.
Firmware update failure. Disk write error.skubish said:
Mav451 said:Firmware update failure. Disk write error.
Looks like I can't even update or do anything anymore. Anytime I try to do "Restore" it says that, then I hear the USB "disconnect" sound.
After about 5seconds, I hear the "connect" sound and the iPod is again detected as USB device.
Man...if all iPod updates are this unreliable; alrite i'll stop there.
My iBook is at home. This iPod was originally formatted on my mother's Compaq at home...so I'm sure it is a Windows supported format. Even put some of her favorite songs on there cuz she wanted to hear some herself.Bonsaichop said:Have you actually tried it in your ibook? It might beformatted in HFS or whatever it is.
Try plugging it in your ibook and running the disk check utility.
My nForce2 locks the PCI/AGP busses at 33/66Mhz respectively. That is not an issue. The OC in my signature is a MAX, not a 24/7 setting. I run 24/7 at 12 x 203, and that is VERY stable.Bonsaichop said:ok 3 suggestions.
1) by overclocking your cpu by the fsb have you kept your pci bus around 33mhz? If you overclock your PCI bus too high your USB is effected aswell. This is probably not the case.
2) Is it plugged in your USB2.0 connection? 4th gens do not work well if at all on USB1.1 or USB 1.0
3) What other devices are connected to your USB Ports. I.e. external hdds, scanners, web cams mice etc? I had a similar problem, it was because I had a 2.5" ide drive on my USB aswell, because the 2.5" Drive used its power from the USB BUS the IPOD could not charge or keep active over the USB BUS and subsequently turned on/off and wasnt able to access the drive.
Try Disconnecting all USB devices except your mouse. and give the ipod a whirl. If it works, add 1x USB device at a time until the ipod starts going on the fritz again then you know what device must be disconnected while the IPOD is connected.
Wasn't saying your overclock wasnt stable, I have a 3.2ghz p4 runnning at 4.1 happily, just some chipsets do not lock the agp/pci bus frequencies which can cause irratic behaviour with your usb and pci/agp cards.Mav451 said:My nForce2 locks the PCI/AGP busses at 33/66Mhz respectively. That is not an issue. The OC in my signature is a MAX, not a 24/7 setting. I run 24/7 at 12 x 203, and that is VERY stable.
In terms of a USB connectivity problem, I don't know think that's the issue anymore. Windows XP is seeing the iPod (at least momentarily) when I connect it. It is just that after about 20-30 seconds, it will say "Ok to Disconnect", even though I never gave that command.
Its running through the motherboard directly. When the iPod WAS working (like 10min), the recharge battery bar WAS moving.skubish said:Do you have the iPod plugged into a powered USB or unpowered? It needs to be in a powered USB port.