1722 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 5, 2008 12:25 PM by John.Kitzmiller
I have the exact same issue on both a PC and a laptop running XP SP2/3, with an iPod classic 160 GB: it connects beautifully, is recognized by Windows, is assigned a drive letter. Itunes starts up (automatically or by hand, doesn't matter), the iPod starts to display the "sync" mode, and teh second it shows up in iTunes disconnects.
Try restoring the iPod in Disk Mode.
With the iPod disconnected from the computer, press and hold the menu button and the center button at the same time. When the Apple logo appears, let go of the menu button, continue to hold the center button, and hold the play/pause button as well. The iPod should boot up in Disk Mode.
At this point, you should be able to connect the iPod, open iTunes and restore the iPod by pressing the restore button.