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Itunes not detecting iPod - help

8525 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Oct 16, 2007 7:06 PM by pyr0x RSS
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I just got some new hardware (including a new hard drive) and completely rebuilt my computer. I successfully migrated my huge itunes library including all album artwork/ratings/etc.

I do have one major problem though now...Itunes will not detect my ipod. I have tried all the basic steps such as rebooting my pc and ipod, different USB port, etc. I am a network engineer for a living so any expert technical advice would be appreciated. I feel like I've tried everything already.

XP is recognizing the device as a drive with no problems. It's only itunes.

Everytime I connect my ipod the ipodservice.exe starts to eat at my CPU usage and Itunes never detects the ipod.

I have also tried all the steps on here: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=93716

Was i supposed to change a setting on my ipod/itunes before the migration?

Please help.

Thank you.
Windows XP Pro, iPod 60gb black 5.0 gen
  • Jeff Bryan Level 9 Level 9 (61,785 points)
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    Oct 15, 2007 3:31 AM (in response to pyr0x)
    iMac 20" 2GHz Intel Core Duo; 2GB ram;, Mac OS X (10.4.10), Maxtor 600GB ext hd; iPods 80GB Classic; 4GB nano (product Red); Radio/remote.
  • Flipo Calculating status...
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    Oct 16, 2007 11:45 AM (in response to pyr0x)
    Disconnect one of the current drive on your computer, and then connect the ipod. See if you computer can now 'see' your ipod. The ipod may be "under" one of your current drives and itunes will say something to the effect that your ipod is not correctly formated and will need to be restored. However; the problem is that there are not enought drives left for your computer to assign one to the ipod that is connecting. Just an idea.
    hp pavilion, Windows XP Pro

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