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Windows 7 reads older Ipod as "removable disk (E:)" and prevents restore on itunes by constantly reformatting/suggesting reformat. Help!

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I have an older model iPod that was giving me a little trouble when transferring music [from iTunes], ie. error (-50), etc. I updated iTunes and on the iPod and it worked a bit better, but was still giving me some error messages. Tried to restore it on iTunes but it wouldnt let me, so, after sifting through multiple discussion panels, I reformatted on Windows, losing all of the data on there (as expected). The problem I'm running into know is that Windows 7, my current OS, reads the iPod as a "removable disk" rather than "[iPod]" like it used to. It keeps saying that I need to reformat the disk in order to use it, which I have already done multiple times, even after restarting my computer up again.  When I open up iTunes, it recognizes the iPod [in recovery mode] and prompts me to restore it. However, once I hit the restore button and it begins the process, Windows stops it by telling me to reformat the "removable disk" again. So, I get an Error 1439 constantly. I've tried other options suggested online but I can't find one specific for this case. Any help would be appreciated.

 

PS. I know that, in some cases, the issue is because of a failing hard disk on the iPod itself, but I don't think that is the problem with mine. All I really would like to do is to have Windows stop interrupting the restore, but I just don't know how to disable it, if there is such a function.

iPod classic, Windows 7

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