HT1384: Charging your iPod batteryLearn about Charging your iPod battery
Currently Being ModeratedMar 28, 2013 5:34 AM (in response to APDA_Oldschool)
Additional information. Power management is set so that nothing ever sleeps. It's a desktop, not a laptop. The device driver is the standard USB Device driver that Microsoft wrote in 2006.
Apple has obviously changed something with their device so it no longer matches. If anything for compatibility, Apple should work with MS to issue a proper driver for the iWhatever technology. Pre-version 9, like iTunes 7 (I don't remember if I ever had v8), device manager and iPod worked correctly.
When it worked correctly, the computer did NOT see the iPod as a storage device. Somehow iTunes got in the middle of this and prevented it, and the Device Manager was happy. Now, it shows up as a storage device, as well as in iTunes-- and I think the problem is that it is NOT returning responses that a storage device would provide properly for Explorer (Window's 'Finder').
Apple-- you could step in and address this. It's been a while since I worked closely with members of your O/S group
Currently Being ModeratedMar 28, 2013 6:02 AM (in response to APDA_Oldschool)
Yet another thing to add-- the device manager error goes away if I eject the iPod itself, so it's definitely a problem with how the hardware (firmware on the device) is presenting itself to the USB driver in Windows.
Why isnt' there a setting inside iTunes to tell Windows to NOT view any such devices as flashdrives?