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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?

Throughly Confused Danica

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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.

Posted on Aug 22, 2008


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