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Ipod 5th gen (video)

Hi , On my screen it tells me to connect to my computer and use itunes to restore (in several languages)... I have , it doesn't !

It is in the list of items connected on the usb ports ( apple ipod storage device), but not on the computer.And no icon appears either in itunes or on the desktop as did before.

A symbol appears, when plugged in ("click here to eject item from the desktop") But no other symbols appear anywhere. I have a vista operating system, where as before it was XP. I also now have a new laptop as the XP home system died. Could the issue stem from here.
Are there driver updates?
Vista updates?
No one ever gets back to me on this matter so I have my fingers crossed you will....I'm sure there's a beer in it for you, if you are the partaking kind.

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  • lordlouis Nov 21, 2007

    Ok , so I got a stage further. No idea why, but the pod now seems to want to load up on itunes. But It's there as an ipod, but not a definitive one just says ipod. It asks me to restore it and when i follow the promts (restore factory settings. The only option) it says that "there was a problem downloading the ipod software for the ipod "ipod" . The requested source could not be found."
    You click OK and then you are at the start, and can continue on for days , going round and round!!

    AHHH! have you ever read Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintanence? Where one could kill an item for the tinest thing....just like this one!

    So, some where in there it is working, just not booting up? Do you think it may have taken a knock and needs the "card treatment" or is it something else?Could you please advise.

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Hmm, I don't know if I know the solution, but I'll give it a shot:

Do the normal automatic way of trying to find the driver then look in the hardware device list (control panel) you should see you ipod listed under other devices with a yellow triangle next to it. right click this line and select properties. then click update device driver. then DON't do the automatic find, instead click i will choose the device from a list. Click on "storage device" and voila! VISTA now finds a USB mass storage device and install it

Posted on Nov 07, 2007

  • Anonymous Nov 07, 2007

    It seemed that Vista wasn't
    looking for the drivers in the correct place. I just waited for the
    wizard to ask for the location of where the files are located, and
    typed in C:\WINDOWS\System32. Then the computer installed the drivers
    properly (detected and installed as ipod). Then another found new
    hardware popped up and i also pointed it to C:\WINDOWS\System32. This
    installed as generic volume.

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