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Ipod 30gb My Packard Bell Computer runs Windows Vista. When I first connected the ipod to the computer it showed up under 'Computer' drive K: and installed iTunes and downloaded some songs and that was fine put it in my i-station speaker dock then put it back onto the computer and the computer had taken it off of 'Computer'. When I downloaded driver detective the scan showed the ipod as being on a System Driver?? Have been trying for 4 days now to work this out? Basically my computer does not read it as a portable device. Have tried the reset but stays in 'disk mode' does not go into 'please do not disconnect'. Have plugged it into the usb at the back of the hard drive instead of the front (incase it needs more power as some suggest). Have un-installed/re-installed iTunes etc. Have turned the power off at the wall and also restored it to an early time before I had the ipod. It's so frustrating I just need someone to tell me who has got the knowledge about these things. Please help. Sally

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This might be something as simple as the order inwhich you do things.
1. make sure Itunes is installed first. This should give you all the drivers you need.
2. Run Itunes.
3. Then hook up the ipod. (In order for your computer to regonise it as a portiable player you have to run itunes first, other wise it is a hard drive and will be seen as one.
4. Give itunes a few minutes to discover the device. You may have to go under your windows and sya cync Ipod.
5. With in Itunes should be an ipod screen that shows up under the area the play lists show up, but above the coustom play lists and below the itunes store.
6. click on this window and you should see your ipod and be able to sync it with all your music and more.

If you have any furhter issues email me or write back here.

Posted on Dec 27, 2008

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