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Safely Removie Hardware

As soon as I connect my iPod a message pops up saying that my iPod needs to be scaned and fixed. I've clicked on the scan and fix and nothing happens. I've clicked the X to get out and nothing still happens. After that I'll have iTunes up and out of no where it'll say something like "Can't sync because the iPod was not found" and it turns out that the safely remove hardware ejected it....WHY?

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What operating system are you running. If it's XP with SP2 or Vista, then it should be ok, but if it's earlier then you need to update your drivers. Go to the Apple website and go through the 5 r's. It normally sorts most things out.

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Microsoft has released an update for Windows Vista that addresses a situation where ejecting iPod from Windows Explorer or by using the "Safely Remove Hardware" feature in Windows Vista could corrupt your iPod. Apple recommends Windows Vista customers who own an iPod install this software update. For information on how to install this Microsoft hot fix, refer to the "Update your software" section below. Tip: iPod can always be ejected safely by choosing Eject iPod from the Controls menu within iTunes.

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