- I would start with
However, after your remove the Apple software components also remove the iCloud Control Panel via Windows Programs and Features app in the Window Control Panel. Then reinstall all the Apple software components
- New cable and different USB port
- Run this and see if the results help with determine the cause
- Try on another computer to help determine if computer or iPod problem
It turns out it was something with my device manager(It had not displayed anything at all just always blank). I had to go through run, and change a bit of stuff following instructions from this board: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_xp-hardware/device-mana ger-is-blank/51a16b23-d188-4501-91c0-0a257a643e4b?page=1&tm=1396312452757
Then went and installed the latest update for the apple driver.
So happy my ipod is communicating with my computer again.