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Usb port My usb port is not recognizing my iPod. When I inserted my iPod, the software loaded, but then when I try to sync my iPod to add music to it, I get the following message: '.. cannot by synced. The required disk cannot be found'

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Re: usb port

If any other USB device is working on the system, other than your Ipod , there is a driver conflict in your system.
Try the following steps
1. Try a system restore
Click on start>all programs>accessories>system tools >system restore.
2. Try creating a new user profile
Start>control panel>user accounts >create new user
If nothin works OS needs to be redone ie complete system reset.
If still does not work its the motherboard thats causing the problem

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Re: usb port

Have you tried syncing on more than one computer and get the same error msg as a result?

Could very possibly be a bad hard drive in your ipod.

Or, your iTunes is having trouble locating the music your trying to add to it. Try adding music manually, buy using drag and drop. See ifyou still get the same error. Let me know.

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