8 Replies Latest reply: Nov 16, 2007 7:54 AM by jamesrm12001
tartman2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
My daughters PC hard drive died, I reinstalled a new hard drive with XP. Now the ipod will not sync up and download the new songs she purchased from the itunes store. I tried another PC and it will not sync up either. I am new to downloading and syncing with the ipod. What do I have to do to ge the songs on the ipod?

Home grown, Windows XP
  • 1. Re: ipod will not sync to PC
    ipod-rookie Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Hello tartman2,

    Make sure that the account that you originally bought the songs with is logged into the iTunes store. 2nd, I belive that there is a link (you might have to go searching for it) that says Previous Purchases, or Downloads, or something like that in iTunes in the Store.

    Hope this helps!!

    Kobiah2 a.k.a ipod-rookie
  • 2. Re: ipod will not sync to PC
    Jeff Bryan Level 9 Level 9 (61,785 points)
    You don't need an iPod to download music from the iTunes store so I'm guessing that you mean it won't transfer songs from iTunes to iPod?

    Is the iPod recognized by the new iTunes installation?

    What happens when you try to sync it? Is this just with purchased music from iTunes or any music at all?
  • 3. Re: ipod will not sync to PC
    tartman2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks, I will try that.
  • 4. Re: ipod will not sync to PC
    tartman2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Yes, you are right it will not transfer the songs to from Itunes store to tje Ipod. The new Itunes install does see the Ipod. It does not sync with the Ipod and the new downloaded songs do not transfer themselves to the ipod.
    Thanks, Tman
  • 5. Re: ipod will not sync to PC
    ipodguydude Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    i had this same scenario. my 60 gb ipod photo would not detect in windows xp either via usb. i'm assuming you have a usb connection and this is my solution based on what you have wrote....... what i did... instead of using a regular usb connector i installed a _fire wire pci card_ and everything is working good now. something in windows xp regarding usb is really annoying!!!! try it
  • 6. Re: ipod will not sync to PC
    Jeff Bryan Level 9 Level 9 (61,785 points)
    tartman2 wrote:
    Yes, you are right it will not transfer the songs to from Itunes store to tje Ipod. The new Itunes install does see the Ipod. It does not sync with the Ipod and the new downloaded songs do not transfer themselves to the ipod.
    Thanks, Tman


    See if this helps.

    iPod does not play content purchased from the iTMS.

    If there's a recognition problem, see if any of these articles help.

    Windows XP cannot detect an iPod.



    USB drivers are not installed properly or are out of date.


    iTunes 7 doesn't recognize the iPod.
  • 7. Re: ipod will not sync to PC
    Jeff Bryan Level 9 Level 9 (61,785 points)
    what i did... instead of using a regular usb connector i installed a fire wire pci card and everything is working good now. something in windows xp regarding usb is really annoying!!!! try it


    No good in this instance because the second gen nano does not sync vis firewire.
  • 8. Re: ipod will not sync to PC
    jamesrm12001 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I had the same thing happen to me last night; I figured it out this way. I made new purchases in istore but could not get the songs onto the nano. However, I noticed that when I went into the music library the new songs were there. When I click on them to play them on my computer speakers, itunes told me that the computer was not authorized for my nano, would I like to authorize this computer. I entered my mac id and password into the window, itunes told me that this is the 3rd out of 5 computers that I have authorization for and the upon next sync the music transferred to the ipod. So I do not know at how to just use the menu to authorize using the menu, I'm sure you'll figure out that path.

    Good Luck,
    Jim