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When I hook my ipod up to my comp (using XP) It states that my ipod needs to be re-formatted to be used with Windows and that I need to restore the ipod. I complete all the steps but end up with a message stating that the ipod cannot be restored, unknown error (1429)

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Formatting should not be nessary. Use itunes, and restore. If you want to use the ipod for extra storage etc, use itunes and "Enable Disc Usage". then it will appear in "My Computer" and you can acess the files and folders for file transfers.

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How to update iPod for Windows using Windows Vista, Windows XP or Windows 2000

Download and install the latest version of iTunes.

When you have the latest version, use the iTunes menus to check for updates.

On Windows choose Help > Check for Updates.

Connect your iPod to your computer using the USB or FireWire cable that came with your iPod and open iTunes if it is not already open.

If you want to update your iPod on a PC, it must be formatted for a PC.

If it is not, you will see a message stating that your iPod needs to be reformatted. I

f you receive this message, refer to Restoring iPod to factory settings before proceeding.

If you are unsure of your iPod's format, refer to iPod: How to determine your iPod's disk format.

If iTunes detects that a newer version of iPod software is available for your model, you will be prompted to download and install the new version.

If you have already downloaded the newest version of the software, you may be prompted to install it.

Depending on the iPod model and whether you use USB or Firewire to connect to your iPod, you may be asked to leave your iPod attached to the computer for the update to complete, or you may be asked to connect the iPod to the power adapter.

Note: not all iPod models ship with a power adapter. Be sure to follow the onscreen instructions to complete the update.

During the update process, you will notice that an Apple logo and progress bar appear on the iPod display.

Note: this may be difficult to see since the iPod's backlight will be turned off.

Once this is completed, you can resume normal use of your iPod.

If you notice a different icon on the iPod screen, refer to iPod iconology or what does this picture on my iPod mean? and the follow the related instructions.

hope this helps

Oct 03, 2012 | Apple iPod MA446LL/A MP3 Player

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I have got virus on my comp & admin rights are blocked, i need to format my machine but it's not allowing me stating some other disk utilities are running, control panel access is also blocked, please...

Try to start your system in safe mode , and scan your system for viruses, You can also try installing Avira Free Antivirus which is very good at removing viruses,
if you are not able to get through this, try doing system restore, trust me I have tried it multiple times it works. If you have windows 7 you can get to startup and repair by tapping F8 at BIOS and do System restore.

Oct 30, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Cant reinstall XP asks for restore plus cd!!!

Dear Sir,

Welcome to Fixya Support.

According to your problem description,it seems that you formatted your computer hard disk by connecting it to another PC.If it is yes.
Your Hard Disk completely formatted along with your windows drive i.e C drive. So you have to reinstall operating system by using recovery or restore plus CD supplied along with your PC.Restore plus cd means a CD which is having operating system files,and needed when operating system fails to boot.If you purchased Genuine operating system along with your PC,you should have recovery or operating system CD.
if you are not having recovery CD,you can use windows XP CD for fresh installatin of your operating system

I think it helps.

If you any difficulty leave a comment,we were happy to assist you.

Have a Nice Day!

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My IPod reboots continuously, what's wrong?

I solved this problem on my IPod 30G unit. When I would hook it into my computer (Win XP), ITunes would crash and my IPod would just keep rebooting. Even on it's own, it would play for a few seconds and completely reboot over and over. I suspect that part of the problem is that my battery isn't holding a good charge anymore so make sure the unit is fully charged when trying to use it. This may solve the problem.

If charging it isn't the problem, hook your IPod to your data cable and plug it into your computer. Press and hold the Menu and center button for 6 seconds until the Apple logo appears. Then immediately let go and press and hold the center button and the play button for as long as it takes. You'll see a checkmark appear and your unit will go into disk mode. The 'do not disconnect' message will appear. This is good. Shut down ITunes (if it is running) and go to 'My Computer' and open that. Your IPod should show up as a drive in your listings. Right click on your IPod icon and choose to format the drive. Make sure you use a regular format and that it is being done with the FAT32 file system. It takes a while but it will eventually finish. When it is complete, unplug the IPod from your system, wait a few seconds and your IPod should default to asking you what language you want. Choose your language and hook it back up to your PC.

If things work as they should, ITunes should pop up, ask you a few questions as though it was the first time you are using it and proceed to reinstall everything as it was before.

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IPod going crazy!!!

yo... hook er' up... go ta my computer... right click the icon of your device.. and than click format.. and that should work.

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Do I need windows xp disc to reinstall?

To format your hard-drive then re-install Windows? Yes, you would need one.

If you're attempting to rid yourself of a virus, you can definitely attempt a system restore. However, most modern viruses are smart, and the first thing they will do is integrate themselves into the system restore files. If however you have a system-restore disk (CD-ROM) which came with the computer, those will obviously not be infected (nor will they be infected) and can be used to restore the system to the state it was in when you first turned it on.

Let me know if I can help you further.

Mar 11, 2009 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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Selct Settings -> Restore ipod to initial settings , this will format the ipod automatically .

Oct 16, 2008 | Apple iPod Photo MP3 Player

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I cannot restore my 5th generation 30 gig ipod


Try this out

Disconnect and reconnect your iPod and then attempt to restore.
  • Restart your computer and then attempt to restore your iPod.
  • Disable or Enable Disk Use on your iPod and then attempt to restore.
  • Try connecting your iPod to a different USB port and then attempt to restore.
  • Remove any third-party USB devices you have connected to your computer (it is not necessary to remove your keyboard or mouse).
then try this out

  1. Disconnect the iPod from the computer and close iTunes.
  2. Highlight all of the following 10 lines of text that begin with regsvr32 and then choose Copy from the Edit menu of your web browser: regsvr32 /s softpub.dll
    regsvr32 /s wintrust.dll
    regsvr32 /s dssenh.dll
    regsvr32 /s rsaenh.dll
    regsvr32 /s gpkcsp.dll
    regsvr32 /s sccbase.dll
    regsvr32 /s slbcsp.dll
    regsvr32 /s mssip32.dll
    regsvr32 /s cryptdlg.dll
    regsvr32 /s initpki.dll

  3. Open the Notepad program by navigating to:
    Start > All Programs > Accessories > Notepad
  4. In Notepad, choose Paste from the Edit menu. Note: make sure that the text that appears in Notepad is the same as what is shown above.
  5. From the File menu, choose Save As.
  6. In the File name: field type appleipod.bat and save the file to the Desktop.
  7. Close Notepad and locate the appleipod.bat file. It should appear on the Desktop with the icon shown below: ts1539_1.jpg
  8. Double-click the file and you will see a black window appear on the screen for about a minute. Wait until the window automatically disappears and proceed to the next step.
  9. The appleipod.bat file can be deleted at this time.
  10. Open iTunes and connect the iPod.
  11. When the iPod appears in iTunes, restore the iPod and resync your content.
this should work fine

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Ipod Mini - Disk Error "cannot be read from or written to"

you need to format, full format, use windows explorer, right click on ipod then format, not quick, then load itunes, should give you the option to restore, do this, then should automatically sync music as long as you don't tick the manual manage box.

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was there an error number that popped up on the error message? i could probably look it up on apple support for you, i had a similar problem to this, and i could probably help you out :]

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