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Windows wont recognize any USB's that are pluged in, "most importantly ny Ipod". My devices work on other computers; However I just reinstalled windows XP and Service pack 2.

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Check if the usb ports are enabled in BIOS.
check if the driver for your usb ports are installed properly.

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My iPod is not recognized by Windows (XP SP3). The message says that "the USB device attached has malfunctioned" the troubleshooter says no driver is present. I have uninstall the mass storge...


Hi,
Welcome to Fixya. The "the USB device attached has malfunctioned" is a common issue of a usb device that is connected to the computer. If you can still use the ipod properly it seems that there is something that has been detect by windows that is malfunctioning on the iPod when you connect it. There are only 3 possible reasons. First is the cable that you are using and the other one is the port on the ipod where you connect the usb cable and the 3rd is the motherboard needs to be rebooted. You can try to change the usb cable or try to use the steps below and see if you will encounter the same error.
Simply UNPLUG YOUR COMPUTER FROM THE POWER SUPPLY. Yes that's it! Note that this does not mean just turning off your computer because modern computers don't really turn off when you press the power button as the motherboard still gets power. First to explain, the motherboard is where all of hardware of the computer is connected to, including the USB ports. Sometimes the motherboard needs to be "rebooted" also because something can go wrong, i.e. all your USB ports suddenly stop working. The small microprocessor on the motherboard will reload the drivers and your USB ports should be back to recognizing all devices! So first turn off your computer using Shut Down or pressing the power button and then UNPLUG it from the wall outlet. Let it sit for about a minute and then plug it back in.
If you are using a laptop you need to remove the battery to drain the power on the motherboard. Please let me know what happen so that we can continue troubleshooting.

If you have questions please let me know. Thanks


Sep 23, 2011 | Apple iPod MA446LL/A MP3 Player

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How To Fix Usb Device Not Recognized in Windows


Sometimes, when you plug a USB device to your computer you may receive a Usb Device not recognized or usb port not working pop up message. If your USB device is not detected, then we will show you how you can troubleshoot usb not recognized error.

Follow Quick Steps To Resolve Usb Not Recognized Error Windows:

Press "Windows" + "R",a run window will open
In the "Open" box of the run window type "devmgmt.msc" and press "Enter"
This will open theDevice manager
Click on the arrow besides "Universal Serial Bus controllers"
Right click on each USB port and then click on "Uninstall"
Restart your computer and wait for Windows to re-installs USB controllers.
Try to connect yourUSB deviceagain.
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on Jan 28, 2015 | Computers & Internet

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How do I manage an iPod from a USB?


<p>The Apple iPod is designed to automatically synchronize with Apple's iTunes when connected to a computer. When the device synchronizes all data on iTunes, including music, videos and other data files are transferred to the iPod. This can be frustrating when you're on your own computer and need to charge your iPod or just one or two songs to the computer. It is important to learn to manage your iPod manually without automatic synchronization to all music and data are transferred by it. <br /> <p><br /> <p>1. Double-click the iTunes icon on your desktop. Allow iTunes to load. <br /> <p><br /> <p>2. Connect the USB cable to the iPod. Connect the other end of the cable to your computer. The computer now recognizes the iPod. <br /> <p><br /> <p>3. Find the iPod listed in the "Devices" category in iTunes. Click the iPod to select it. Find the "Summary" tab and click. This brings the iPod settings. <br /> <p><br /> <p>4. Select the "Manually manage music and videos." Click the box next to the selection. Click "Apply" at the bottom of the iTunes program. The settings are saved for that particular iPod. <br />

on Aug 08, 2011 | Apple iPod touch

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My ipod is not connecting to my system


Hi,you can use your iPod to a Windows and Mac, in conjunction with a USB port. Any iPod with dock connector, which has one, can be plugged into a USB 2.0 port. For a system to transmit data and provide access to information on your iPod, it is important that the system initially, we should recognize as a real device. But if your system is not, then the probability that the internal structure of the iPod is corrupted and you need to reformat. After formatting, if you have deleted the backup to restore the data youYou must use iPod Data Recovery Tools.

For example, if you connect your iPod to your Windows-based system with a USB port, you can the following error message:

"USB Device Not Recognized

One of the USB devices connected to the computer has a problem, and Windows does not recognize. For assistance in solving this problem, see this message. "

CAUSE

This error can result from various reasons, some of which are listed hereinafter

Defective USB Mass Storage Device Driver
High-speed USB ports are enabled
File infcache Problematic
Damaged the internal structure of the iPod

Solution

You should try these methods to solve the existing problems and to recognize that your iPod in Windows:

Unplug your iPod and disconnect
Disconnect iPod and connect to the system is rebooted
Put your iPod

Replace or upgrade the USB mass storage Device Drivers
Tip: Disable high-speed USB. To do this, right click on My Computer and click on "Manage" from the menu. Then click on "Device Manager" and double-click the Universal Serial Bus controllers. You can then access all the USB items that are identified as "best disabled ',' high-speed" or "USB 2.0".

Delete the file asy

If the problem persists, please format your iPod and lost data from backup. But sometimes, when the backup is not complete and updated is valid, backup should be restored. To solve these problems, should be used iPod recovery tools. IPod Data Recovery Tools are commercial tools with powerful recovery techniques designed to take to protect data, seemingly inaccessible.

Stellar Phoenix iPod Recovery is a fully equipped tool for data recovery lost data from iPod shuffle, iPod nano, iPod mini and iPod Classic. This is a read only tool that has lost everything, music,Videos, documents, images, podcasts, audiobooks and other content from iPod. This iPod recovery tools for Mac and Windows operating systems.


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Mar 02, 2011 | Creative Labs ZEN V Plus MP3 Player

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How to import pictures onto my iPod Touch


<p>Music Player Apple iPod Touch can store personal photos along with music files and video. ITunes, the same program as the applications of music and movies on the iPod's controls, you can also synchronize photos stored on a computer to the internal memory of the iPod Touch. The setup process requires only a single session, then iTunes will automatically update the photos on the device when synced folder content change. <br /> <p><br /> <p>1. Note the location of the photos you want to import into your computer's hard drive. You can consolidate the images easier to synchronize, or create a new folder specifically for the iPod photo. <br /> <p><br /> <p>2. Connect the iPod Touch to the computer via the USB cable supplied with the unit, and wait for iTunes to open. If the system is running a Windows operating system without iTunes installed, you can download from the Apple website. <br /> <p><br /> <p>3. Click on the iPod Touch icon in the device list. Select the "Photos" tab. <br /> <p><br /> <p>4. Click the "Sync Photos" check box and drop-down menu. Click "Select Folder" and navigate to the parent folder that holds the images and click OK. You do not select a specific subdirectory. <br /> <p><br /> <p>5. Click the radio button "All Folders" to import all the photos on the parent folder, or click the "Selected folders" to select individual folders to import. The second option is chosen, place a check mark next to items in the "Folders" section. <br /> <p><br /> <p>6. Click "Apply" and wait for iTunes to the new data to synchronize with the iPod Touch. When finished, press the "eject" and unplug the device. The next time the iPod is connected to the computer updates the video library on iTunes from changes in synchronized folders. <br />

on Aug 05, 2011 | Apple iPod touch

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How do I Sync my videos from my Computer to iPod


<p>The iPod Touch offers HD video conferencing, a web browser, digital camera and Bluetooth connectivity. IPod Touch users can also install third-party applications from the iTunes "App Store". You can synchronize home videos on your computer to your iPod Touch through the iTunes media player. Films must be in MOV, MP4 or M4V file format can be played in iTunes or iPod Touch. <br /> <p><br /> <p>1. Open the iTunes media player. Click "File" and select "Add to Library". Browse and select the home movie file you want to sync with the iPod Touch. Click "OK". ITunes imports the video file in the library. Continue to import files to the library if you have additional videos to be synchronized. <br /> <p><br /> <p>2. Click the "Movies" tab in the left pane of iTunes. Make sure the video files you just imported will appear in this section. <br /> <p><br /> <p>3. Connect the USB cable to the dock bottom of the iPod Touch. Connect the other end of the cable to an available USB port on your computer. Wait a few minutes while iTunes recognizes your iPod Touch device. <br /> <p><br /> <p>4. Click the icon for the iPod in the left pane of the program. Click the "Movies" tab at the top of the main iTunes window. Check the box next to "Sync Movies". Select "All" from the drop-down window. Click "Apply." ITunes video-upload the files to your iPod Touch. <br />

on Aug 05, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Ipod touch 32G 3rd gen is not recognised by windows when i plug it in windows gives message, USB Device Not Recognized


Its a little lengthy but worth the read:

First, make sure your iPod is fully charged and then toggle the Hold switch on and off.
Reset, Retry, Restart, Reinstall, Restore
Go through the 5 R's of iPod troubleshooting, which will often solve your issue. If you're still experiencing the issue after going through each of the steps, then continue for more suggestions.
To determine if your iPod syncs via USB or FireWire, check the table in the Additional Information section below.
Tip: If you are using Windows XP and have recently installed a Service Pack, check the Device Manager. Click the Start menu and click Run. Type “devmgmt.msc” and click OK. If no devices appear in the Windows Device Manager, go here.
Still can't see your iPod?
Several things could keep iPod from appearing in iTunes or Windows Explorer. The most likely causes are listed below—you'll find information for both USB and FireWire (IEEE 1394) iPod connections. Check each one starting from the top of the list to see if that is what's keeping iPod from appearing.
Make sure your computer meets the iPod system requirements
Make sure that your computer meets the system requirements to use iPod with Windows.
If your iPod displays an exclamation point folder or sad iPod icon
If your iPod displays a folder with an exclamation point icon or a sad (unhappy) iPod icon on its screen, or if your iPod doesn't appear in iTunes or My Computer, follow these instructions to resolve the issue.
Charge the iPod and make sure it is getting power
Your iPod must have enough of a charge for your computer to recognize it. Connect your iPod to its power adapter or to a high-power port on your computer to charge your iPod if the battery is depleted. If your iPod is connected through FireWire but isn't getting power from the FireWire bus, your computer may not recognize it.
Secure the iPod's connections
Make sure that there is nothing physically inside or blocking your computer's USB (or FireWire) port, and that the cable connections to your iPod and computer are secure.
Note: If you're using an iPod shuffle (Second Generation), make sure the iPod is inserted securely in the iPod shuffle Dock.
Restart your computer
Sometimes simply restarting your computer can resolve issues.
Connect iPod to a high-powered USB port
If you're connecting an iPod, iPod mini, or iPod shuffle to your Windows computer, make sure that you're connecting it to a high-power USB 2.0 port on your computer.
If you're connecting the iPod to a Windows laptop computer through USB, connect the laptop to a power outlet before connecting your iPod. Also, see iPod not recognized when connected to Windows laptop over USB to be sure that your USB ports are supplying enough power.
Typically, USB 2.0 high-power ports are located directly on your computer. Try connecting your iPod to another USB port on the computer.
Avoid connecting the iPod to a USB hub. Connect the iPod directly to a USB 2.0 port on the computer. If a hub must be used, make sure the hub is USB 2.0, and that it has its own power supply. Also, make sure the hub is connected to a high-power USB 2.0 port on your computer.
If the issue persists, try disconnecting other USB devices from the computer such as printers, cameras, scanners, external hard drives, and USB hubs to determine if there is a conflict in the USB chain.
Check whether your iPod's cable functions properly
Make sure that you are using the cable that came with your iPod. Some third-party cables may not work properly with iPod.
Make sure that nothing is in or blocking your computer's USB or FireWire port.
Check the connections to make sure that the cable is completely plugged in.
Try another known-good FireWire or USB through Dock Connector cable if available.
If swapping out your old cable for another resolves the issue, then your original cable should be replaced.
Place the iPod into Disk Mode
Try placing the iPod into disk mode to see if it is recognized by iTunes, or My Computer.
Check which format iPod is in
iTunes for Windows only recognizes Windows-formatted iPods. You cannot use a Macintosh-formatted iPod with a Windows PC. To learn for which platform your iPod is formatted, follow these instructions.
Check whether your computer's port functions properly
If another FireWire or USB port is available on your computer, try connecting your iPod to it.
If your computer recognizes your iPod after trying a different port, the original port could be faulty.
Note: iPod will not automatically wake up if you connect it to a 4-pin FireWire port. You must press the Select button (the wheel's center button) on the iPod to wake it from sleep.
Check if Windows confuses iPod with network drive
If the drive letter after iPod ("E" in most cases) is mapped to a network drive, both Windows Explorer and iTunes may exhibit strange behavior in relation to the iPod (including preventing iPod from appearing. See "Windows confuses iPod with network drive and may keep iPod from mounting or songs may seem to disappear" for more information.
Your USB or FireWire card isn't recognized by Windows
Make sure that Windows recognizes your USB or FireWire card. Follow these steps to find out if Windows sees your card.
Third-party software may be causing conflicts
Some third-party software (such as security software) may prevent your computer from recognizing your iPod.
Try adjusting the settings of such software, or temporarily disabling it, to see if that resolves the issue.
Also, try booting Windows to Selective Startup mode to disable any third-party startup programs and services, and isolate which software may be causing the issue.
Install or reinstall iTunes
Download and install the latest version of iTunes.
In some cases, you may need to completely uninstall and reinstall iTunes.
Make sure FireWire card is a WHQL-certified IEEE 1394 card
Only certain iPod models sync via FireWire. Refer to the table in the Additional Information section to make sure your iPod can sync via FireWire.
If you have a FireWire (IEEE 1394) card installed in your computer and are using it to connect your iPod, make sure that the card is Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) certified. If it isn't, your iPod may not be recognized, or you may not be able to send music to the iPod.
If you're not sure about your card's WHQL certification, check the inbox material that came with your FireWire card or contact the card's manufacturer. You can view a list of WHQL-certified cards on the Windows Hardware Compatibility List website. To view this:
Go to the Windows Hardware Compatibility List website.
Click on the link that corresponds with your Windows Operating System to view the compatibility list.
Select your Operating System build, and then from the Product Categories pop-up menu, choose 1394 Controller.
Click the Search Now button.
You can also check the list of recommended FireWire and USB cards that have been tested by Apple with iPod and Windows XP (Apple sells FireWire cards that are compatible with iPod at the Apple Store.).
To rule out an issue with your FireWire card, try connecting a different FireWire device to the card to see if your computer recognizes it.
Check for a conflict in the FireWire chain
Only certain iPod models sync via FireWire. Refer to the table in the Additional Information section to make sure your iPod can sync via FireWire.
Your computer may not recognize your iPod if there's a device conflict in the FireWire chain. To see if this is the case:
Disconnect all devices from your computer's FireWire ports.
Connect your iPod to your computer's FireWire port.
If your computer recognizes your iPod, you should troubleshoot for FireWire device conflicts.
There may be an issue with your computer
If another computer is available, verify that the same issues happen with the other computer. If the other computer recognizes your iPod, you may want to troubleshoot for issues with your original computer.
Your iPod needs service
If after following these steps your computer still doesn't recognize iPod, see the iPod Service website to arrange for service.
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My sony mp6 AN- 829 is shown as unknown USD device by my computer


I have had problems in the past with some Mp3 players including Ipod and Iphones not recognized by some motherboards and I found that even with the latest drivers not all USB plugs work as they should be, either USB 1 or USB 2, for example recently in my ASUS motherboard, (though my ASUS mobo is a few years old) it does have USB 2 but my Ipod and my sister's Iphone were not recognized by it and what I did was to buy a USB card with a couple of external connectors and I installed this in my PC and installed the Windows XP drivers that came with it. When I pluged my Ipod and my sister Iphone they were recognized inmediately and they have not given me a problem ever since. You know, what happened is that even though this card is just another USB 2 connector card it's manufactured by somebody different than the motherboard maker and it has different drivers. For one reason or another my Ipods and my sister Iphone were not recognized by my mobo and it's USB drivers even though most other USB 2 devices work without a problem. Those USB 2 cards are very cheap now, you can get them for about $8 to $12 in some places and that may solve your problems. I'm not saying that this is a sure fire way of solving the problem cause there may be other reasons but for a lot of people this can work and they wont have to go crazy wondering if their devices are damaged, if that's the case they can go to the store and ask for a replacement or have them fixed by the factory but before doing that it may be wise to check if your device is recognized by somebody elses computer first, if that's the case then this may be a solution for you.

Mar 03, 2009 | Sony NW-E507 MP3 Player

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How do I transfer purchases from iPod to another iPod


<p>Apple lets users buy audio files between five different devices as part of the license. These devices, other iPods, MP3 players or computers. You can use the iPod files from one device to another by copying the files from the first iPod with iTunes, then sync with the second iTunes library. <br /> <p><br /> <p>1. Close the device first iPod to your computer via USB cable. Close the media player and iTunes opens automatically when you recognize your iPod. <br /> <p><br /> <p>2. Click "Start" and click "Control Panel". Open the "Portable Media Devices" application of the window that appears. <br /> <p><br /> <p>3. Double-click the iPod icon in the list of stations. Click the "Tools" menu and select "Options." Click "Show hidden files and folders." Open the folder called '\ iPod_Control \ Music ". This folder contains all audio files on the iPod device, sorted by artist. Find the songs you want to convey in this folder. Click and drag these files to your computer desktop. Turn off your iPod computer. <br /> <p><br /> <p>4. Connect your iPod to your computer via USB cable. Open the iTunes media player. Click "File" and select "Add to Library". Navigating the browser and select the files you have stored on the desktop. Click "OK". iTunes import these files into the library program. <br /> <p><br /> <p>5. Click the device icon in the left pane of the program. Click the "Music" tab and check the box next to "Sync Music". Check the "Complete Music Library" option. Click "Apply." iTunes will begin uploading new audio files to your iPod. The program will notify you when the upload is complete. <br />

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