Okay so im sure this has happened to a lot of people but i have literally done almost everything.
ive completely taken off itunes and then reinstalled with the latest version. i went to the administrative tools and then services and made sure both ipod services were running (i even stopped and restarted them). i restarted my computer. I tried restoring my ipod when it was and wasnt plugged in and then i couldnt even start up my ipod from scratch so i had to use a friends mac to have it work for me.
so it has to be an issue with my windows XP not recognizing. i just updated it to the latest version and it still doesnt recognize it.
it just keeps giving that annoying "an iphone has been detected but cannot be recognized, please unplug and try again".
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Re: Itunes+Windows XP not recognizing itouch
This is a pervasive issue, but seems to be centered around the usb controllers detection of yet another usb device. If you have other usb devices attached to the system, (aside from mouse and keyboard), try unplugging them and check the ipod. (This means printers, usb flash, micro cards, etc.) Use a rear port for the ipod if you have the option.
Check to make sure tht the apple mobile device support is installed. Look at the usb controllers in device manager to see if there are conflicts reported there. In fact, you can uninstall the usb controllers and reboot the system and they'll be reinstalled automatically.
If you really want to troubleshoot the usb situation, see articles here, here, here, & here.
If you'd rather read what has worked for some other users than chip away at the root cause, see here.
Finally, visit windows update and check for any hardware updates for your system. If the drivers are outdated, that could contribute to the problems...
Good luck with it. It can be a frustrating problem.
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Go to Start : Run : type: services.msc Then go to the service Apple mobile device and press start if it is disabled. Make sure it is automatic to startup by going to properties for that service if needed. This service should recognize your itouch. if it fails try reinstalling your itunes.
If your itouch reads "disabled connect to itunes" and shows the "locked" icon and your itunes will not even recognize the device and itunes says your itouch is locked and enter password, Here is what you do to restore your itouch: (you will lose all itouch contents but it is worth it as almost all say it is broken and worthless)
1. Turn off your itouch or ipod. Do not have charger / usb connected to ipod or itouch.
2. With device off, connect the charger end of the cable to the itouch / ipod but do not plug the usb into the computer.
3. Open Itunes
3. While holding down the menu button (and I mean keep holding it down), plug the usb into the computer.
4. Wait to see the new wonderful graphic on your device and computer screen that shows that your ipod / itouch is recognized.
Your itouch will start immediately restoring itself and you are ready to fill it up with wonderful images, photos and videos again!
So happy to share this tip. It saved me money and time.
Okay well you have to do a full restore. Turn your itouch completely off. With it off, hold down the circle button and plug in the USB cable connected to your computer. The itouch will power on and you will see the apple, but keep holding in the circle button. After 15-30 seconds, you will see another (different) cable/itunes screen on the iphone. iTunes should then recognize that the itouch is in recovery mode and you can then do a restore. You should be good from there.
Remember, turn off the itouch. Then while its off hold down the circle button and plug it in. Keep holding down the button until the recovery screen comes up. Good luck!!
From Apple Website1. Restart your computer (yes, you have too) 2. plug in your ipod touch (it should have the usb cord and itunes picture on the screen) 3. open itunes. 4. itunes will recognize the ipod. just ignore the message, and then hold down the home and hold button (on the top) for about 10 seconds, and after you count to 10, release the top hold button, but still holding home. 5. itunes will pick up the ipod, and once it does, release home. 6. Now click restore, and everything should work fine. (if problem persists, try turning off firewall, and close all other programs)
reinstall itunes and ipod software onto the computer. This will reset the settings back to default. youll also have to restore your itouch. I have an itouch as well and thats happened to me before. I restored it and reinstalled everything and it worked.
To reset the iPhone or iPod Touch, press and hold down the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button simultaneously at the same time for at least ten seconds, then the LCD display will clear and the Apple logo appears on the black background. When Apple logo appears, reset is done.
Okay well the only way you can resolve your problem is by taking your iPod to your local Apple store they should do a swap. Sounds like there is a firmware fault.
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Usually, unplugging, replugging it and then rebooting solves the problem.
your other options are a driver issue..either with the ipod drivers, itunes, or the USB drivers for your computer itself. since your ipod video and psp work fine, you can rule out USB drivers, but that doesn't rule out additional driver problems.
the other option is there's some kind of failure with your ipod..and sometimes if a device starts drawing power before doing any kind of communication with the computer (like when my rockbox-hacked ipod goes into charge only mode) then windows will assume there's a hardwire issue. the best way to determine if it's an issue with your ipods are take them to another computer and see if they work. if they work fine...try uninstalling and reinstalling itunes (back up your music and database) and see if that solves the problem. if none of that solves it and you know the ipod shuffles are good..then your system has suffered from the mysterious driver failure that's plagued a lot of systems. and generally the only real solution is to reinstall windows from scratch.