Thanks. Tried all that. When I reinstall the driver, I get a message that the hardware cannot be installed.
I have 2 'Apple Mobile Device USB Driver's that show up in my Universal Serial BUS Controllers. One that seems to be fine, and one with a yellow exclamation point. Something's wrong; I just don't know what. I tried deleting one of them. I then get the 'Apple Mobile Device (Recovery Mode)' error in the Universal Serial BUS Controllers. I tried to reinstall the driver automatically -> doesn't work. Tried to point to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\Drivers -> I get a message that the system can't find the sftware. I don't want to download from God-knows-where so I'm still stuck.