Question: Error Code 1439 (This iPod cannot be restored)
My 160gb iPod Classic gave up the ghost a couple of days ago, sync'd to iTunes and came up with a message saying it was corrupted and needed to be restored. Went through the process and, when it rebooted, was stuck on the Apple logo. Went through the recovery process as shown on the help pages but now it comes up with "The iPod could not be restored. An unknown error occurred (1439)". Followed every option on the help pages to try and restore it but just goes back to the same error message. Windows does not recognise it properly (seems to think it is a disk drive, not a hard drive), on both a PC running Vista and a laptop running Windows 7. Help! I'm iPod-less and going crazy!
iPod (5th generation), Windows Vista