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  • Anonymous Nov 19, 2008

    error 1442 on first generation Ipod. No vista restore option. What now amigos?

  • Lily74 Dec 15, 2008

    I have windows vista and I thought i deleted all the songs from my IPOD shuffle 512 MB ( first generation ) and added new ones, when I listened to it there was the same old music I had before but when i plugg it in it says that I actually have the new songs I dowloaded last??? what's going on and how to fix this? Thanks.



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Reinstall iTunes:

  1. First uninstall iTunes from Add/remove programs
  2. Next connect you're iPod to the PC
  3. Go to the Devices Manager by going to Control panels>System>device manager
  4. At the bottom of the list is the USB devices. Find the ipod or a device with a yellow triangle next to it. Right click, choose properties then delete the drivers.
  5. Goto Apple site and download the latest iTunes8 and install it
  6. ReMount your iPod again
  7. With iTunes loaded select the device from the list on the right (if it hasn't already) then click restore on the main screen.
There isn't a reset utility for windows Vista because this is the way to do it. Any version of iTunes above v7.2 will do it.

All the best

Posted on Dec 16, 2008


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How to fix error 1442 on my ipod shuffle ?

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The ipod reset utility 1.0.4 for Windows can be used to restore the ipod back to its factory settings, when iTunes is unable to do so:
You will need to install a program called ipod reset utility, go to the following webpage and follow the instruction on how to fix this problem by using the reset utility.
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My apple ipod has a restoration problem.

you have to use ipod reset can download it here..

install it and just follow on screen instruction. after the process is completed, sync your shuffle to itunes.
after that your ipod shuffle would work as normal.
my concern is, dont ever try formatting again using format utility of windows, you might get the shuffle corrupted permanently.

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I got an error 1442 while trying to restore my ipod shuffle. How can i fix this?

If your getting the 1442 error code wile trying to restore your iPod than you may need to reinstall iTunes. Make sure that you update your iTunes to the most current version. The following URL will bring you to Apples iPod shuffle trouble shooting assistant. This site will provide you with a more descriptive trouble shooting process.

If your using the 1st or
2nd generation of the shuffle you can try the iPod reset utility located at the following web address.

I hope that information above has helped is some way.
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How do i fix my iPod shuffle error 1442?

Try downloading and using this utility to restore your iPod shuffle.
Good Luck,
I hope it helps.
NOTE: This will not work with Windows Vista

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1st series ipod shuffle...working fine did latest install from itunes and now ipod will sync but won't play...does repeating of green and orange lights. Tried the restore and resetting but still not...

Here's simple steps to cure the problem if your iPod shuffle won't play and does that green-yellow-green-yellow-green-yellow blinking thing:

  1. Plug in iPod shuffle
  2. You'll notice the "Podcasts" play list under your iPod volume.
  3. Delete the "Podcasts" playlist.
  4. ITunes will re-sync
  5. Unmount the iPod Shuffle and everything should be fine.

If that doesn't work try the link below. It's for the iPod Shuffle (1st generation) restore utility.

Hope it helps.

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Ipod is not recognized by itunes. it wont play or charge it just blinks 4 times when i plug it in

  1. The iPod reset utility will reset your iPod shuffle back to it's factory settings. It works for the following shuffles: iPod shuffle (1st Generation) - iPod Software version 1.1.5, iPod shuffle (2nd Generation) - iPod Software version 1.0.3
    The reset utility will fix the following issues.
    1. The iPod won't play music and can't be restored using iTunes
    2. iTunes won't see the iPod but you can see it under "My Computer" in windows or under Apple System Profiler on a Mac.
    3. iPod shuffle (1st Generation) is identified as a device in "Recovery mode." iPod shuffle (2nd Generation) is identified as a "USB DFU device."
  2. You have to have administrator privileges to run the restore software and it will wipe out all the information on the iPod (including all your music) and install factory software back onto it.
    System requirements are Mac OS X 10.3.9, or later, Win2k with sp4, Win XP, this won't work on Vista.
    Download the file for the program here:
  3. Install the software onto your computer, plug your iPod into the USB port and run the reset program, it will ask for your permission to reset the iPod, answer yes and the process will proceed. After finishing the reset procedure then use iTunes or whatever software is used to access your iPod and load your music. Enjoy your toy!

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I found a way to solve this, you have to google for a program called ipod reset utility or, you can search here:

Either way, install, follow the instrucions and you can probably save your ipod (note; I saved my ipod on a mac. Haven't tested transfering songs from my PC an this moment)

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IPod Shuffle is fully supported under Windows Vista. There previously were issues with that but since have been resolved.

It sounds like you may need to restore your IPOD per this article here:

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Ur Ipod shuffles needs to be reset to factory setting, you will find the utility for Mac and windows machine at:

1. Reset the ipod using the utility
2. Run itunes application to create profile : after you have reset the Ipod just start itunes and it will ask you to provide a profile name, just provide any name and select okay.

I had the same issue, got it sorted using the windows utility.

Should work for u as well.


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