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IPod Problems - Connecting to Windows / Songs Cutting Short

Hi,

I am using the latest iTunes version with Vista and have an 80Gb iPod Video.

In the last few weeks, I rebuilt my PC from scratch.

I currently have some problems with my iPod and would be most grateful if someone could please assist me. Here’s the details….

Whenever I connect my iPod to my PC, I get a Windows message popping up asking if I want to “Scan and Fix”. Any ideas why this is happening and how this should be resolved? I also find that when ejecting the iPod in iTunes, I still can’t remove it until I go into Explorer and select Safely Remove. Could this be a driver problem – how can I be sure to be using the correct driver for my iPod?

Also, when the iPod is playing (not connected to computer), some songs are cut short. There doesn’t appear to be any pattern to which ones cut. They play ok in iTunes.

Finally, is there something (apart from un-ticking the Enable Disk Use check box in iTunes) that you need to do to get an iPod out of disk mode. Mine was in disk mode a few weeks ago, but since then I have done a restore and the check box is no longer ticked – does a restore / reset take the iPod out of disk mode? – (I originally put it in disk mode to try and do a defrag). Since the iPod still appears in Windows Explorer, I was wondering if it is in fact still in disk mode (even although according to iTunes, it isn’t).

I have tried all the reset stuff, but still no joy!

Many thanks in advance for your help!

Cheers,
Neil

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  • neil906 Jan 29, 2008

    Hi,



    Thanks fo your advice. Went through a phase there where ipod wasn't appearing in iTunes, but only Explorer, and was hanging.



    Re-installed iTunes and no joy. Tried unplugging USB from my new PCI USB Card, and plugged into USB on the main board. Have now managed to restore ipod and it is currently syncing as I type - no scan and fix message so far!!



    One thing I have noticed is that Disk Use is unticked in iTunes, but in explorer, there is still a drive letter allocated to the ipod - is this correct? Is it right to say that after a restore back to factory settings, the ipod will not be in disk mode (I don't want to be in disk mode, and want to be sure that I'm not)!!



    Thanks,

    Neil.

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Sounds like Vista has some setting causing it to want to check all USB devices. Maybe a virus scan or something?

Yes restoring an ipod resets it back to all factory defaults, which is to sync automatically. So whenever you restore you will need to recheck that box.

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8. After stage 2 of the restore process is complete and the iPod is connected to the computer, the iTunes Setup Assistant window will appear asking you to name your iPod and choose your syncing preferences similar to when you connected your iPod for the first time.

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1. Make sure you've reinstalled the latest version of iTunes.

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6. A message will appear prompting you to enter an administrator's name and password.

7. A progress bar will appear on the computer screen indicating that the first stage of the restore process has started. When this stage is completed, iTunes will instruct you to leave iPod connected to your computer to complete restore.

8. During the stage 2 of the restore process, the iPod will show an Apple logo as well as a progress bar at the bottom of the display. It is critical that the iPod remains connected to the computer or iPod Power adapter during this stage.

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