Recently, my 5th gen ipod nano stopped being recognized by my Windows 7 Computer. I can use the ipod, I just can't put or remove any music on or off of it. When plugged in I get the "USB Device Cannot be recognized" error, though the ipod will charge through the USB cable.
I've tried to no avail the following: 1. Un/reinstalling all Apple software. 2. Using a different iPod USB cable to connect to the computer. 3. Using a different USB port. 4. Trying the iPod on multiple computers. 5. Manually selecting the driver within Device Mananger in Windows 7 from "Unknown USB Device" to "Apple USB iPod Driver". 6. Removing and reinstalling all drivers. 7. Restarting my computer, multiple times. 8. Resetting my ipod "Menu+Select buttons for 6-10 seconds" 9. Putting the ipod in disk mode.
From what I understand I could resolve this problem by restoring the iPod to its factory settings, but since I can't get it to be recognized in a computer I am stumped. Am I stuck just with the current songs forever?