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Apple Ipod Video 30gb wont update and restore and wont format using fat32

I have around 190 songs on this ipod and it says my ipod has already used up 10gb?? please would you tell me a solution i want to put new songs is currently on version 1.2 it wont lewt me update to version 1.3 it says ur ipod is corrupted or damaged and wen i try to restore it. It says" your ipod has a file in use on windows or something similar

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It's a known problem with windows and the 30gb ipod video. itunes 7.7.1 and later will corrupt your ipod beyond repair unless you have a mac. if you have a mac, then you should be able to restore it just fine. also in the past apple "accidently" released a pack of ipod videos with a virus that will only affect windows computers. when the ipod is plugged into a windows computer, it will either cause the blue screen of death or it will leave your ipod corrupted and again can't be fixed without a mac.

Posted on Sep 18, 2008

Ugh man i did all that exept now wehen i turn myipod onj it says to restore it again like wtf

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Ok, well we need to perform the restore.

unplug the ipod. then plug it back in, make sure noting is useing your ipod, no windows into the ipod disk are open or any programs expt itunes is on. (close everything else you dont need expt itunes)

Then try to restore to a new version.

restore instructions


  • Note: Because Restore erases all of the songs and files on iPod, make sure to back up any files you've saved on the iPod disk. All of your songs, videos, podcasts, audiobooks, and games can be loaded back to your iPod provided that you have them stored in your iTunes Library.
How to restore your iPod:
For Windows:
  • 1. Make sure you've reinstalled the latest version of iTunes.
  • 2. Open iTunes, and then connect your iPod to your computer.
  • 3. After a few moments, it will appear in the source list in iTunes.
  • 4. Select your iPod in the source list and you will see information about it appear in the Summary tab of the main iTunes windows.
  • 5. Click the Restore button. You will be prompted with one or more restore options that may prompt iTunes to automatically download of the latest iPod Software. The 4 possible restore options are:
    • Restore Option 1: Restore - Restores with same iPod Software version already on iPod.
    • Restore Option 2: Use Same Version - Restores with same iPod Software version already on iPod even though a newer version is available.
    • Restore Option 3: Use Newest Version - Restores with the latest iPod Software on your computer.
    • Restore Option 4: Restore and Update - Restores with the latest iPod Software on your computer.
  • 6. 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.
  • 7. 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. Note: The progress bar may be difficult to see since the backlight on the iPod display may be off.
  • 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.

Posted on Apr 25, 2008

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