5583 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Sep 14, 2007 9:51 AM by mccoyboy2006
Have you tried running a chkdsk scan over your iPod? For details, see this document:
How to perform disk error checking in Windows XP
After doing that, restore your iPod again in iTunes. Any success after attempting that?
Let's see. Try reformatting your iPod to FAT32 in Windows, followed by a restore in iTunes. To do that, follow these steps:
1 - Connect your iPod to your computer.
2 - When iTunes has finished syncing with your iPod, open "My Computer".
3 - Right-click on your iPod, and click on "Format". (If your iPod is not showing in My Computer, make sure that disk use is enabled in iTunes).
4 - Here, verify that your formatting settings are "Default", with the format type set for FAT32. Also, make sure that "Quick Scan" is not selected.
5 - Then, click on "OK" to begin the formatting process.
6 - When this is complete (it might take a while), make sure to restore your iPod in iTunes again, so as to properly reload the firmware back onto it again.
If that didn't help with your problem, then you could also try assigning your iPod a different drive letter, following the instructions from this Apple Knowledge Base article:
Windows confuses iPod with network drive or hard drive
Any difference after you've tried those two things?
Thank you for all your help kylene, but still no success. I have hope that the ipod is salvageable because it turns on and operates as if it is completely empty. However, when I connect it to the computer it still says the ipod is corrupt and must be restored, despite all your suggestions. Got anything else left up your sleeve?
I just got my work laptop (Toshiba Satellite) completely re-formatted. I installed the newest verision of iTunes and when I plugged in my ipod nano (1st generation), same message. First I had to recover, then I retored (lost all my music) and now it has the same "corruption" message. Ive had it for 2 years now, so its not under warranty, and before I take it in, I was wondering if you had any success with fixing yours. Let me know. Thanks.