Solved

I can't put songs onto my iPod, but the computer will play songs off of it

Posted on 2007-11-27
8
10,230 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-24
I can't sync anything onto my iPod from my computer. It was working fine up until a few days ago, when I pulled it out of the computer without ejecting it first. My computer will recognize the iPod as an F drive (Mass Storage Device), the connection cable is fine, the hard drive is fine. It works fine on my laptop, but doesn't work on my desktop now. I can play songs off of the iPod, but I can't put songs onto it. Whenever I try to sync my iPod an error message appears either telling me about a write failure or the operation timed-out. When I try to eject the iPod now iTunes will freeze up and I will have to go into Ctrl+Alt+Del to end the process and then to unplug the iPod I will use the "Safely Remove Hardware". It must be the USB port, but I've uninstalled and reinstalled the two I use. I have used USB ports all over my computer and I get the same results. I've restored the iPod mulitple times and reinstalled iTunes. I've tried putting the iPod into Disk Mode, but nothing seems to work. I use Windows XP on a PC.
0
Comment
Question by:Maddawg321
8 Comments
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:xema
ID: 20362301
I don't think it has to be with the USB ports, as it functions as a HD, most likely has to be related to the ITunes management of the USB connection.
Using the Task Manager (Control Alt Del) select ItunesHelper and IPodService and end the process.
Search and delete them, C:\Program files\iPod\bin\ & C:\Program files\iTunes
Uninstall Itunes, DELETE the following folders C:\Program files\iPod\ & C:\Program files\iTunes with their subfolders. Reinstall ITunes
Conect you IPod, hopefully everything should be normal
Other posibility is to restore yourIPod and then sync it from you r Desk top, if this doesn't work at least it's working with your Laptop and you wont lose your contens.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Maddawg321
ID: 20362674
No, that didn't work
0
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:xema
ID: 20366108
A radical solution
Format your IPod with FAT 32 and sync it
0
Comprehensive Backup Solutions for Microsoft

Acronis protects the complete Microsoft technology stack: Windows Server, Windows PC, laptop and Surface data; Microsoft business applications; Microsoft Hyper-V; Azure VMs; Microsoft Windows Server 2016; Microsoft Exchange 2016 and SQL Server 2016.

 

Author Comment

by:Maddawg321
ID: 20367548
What is FAT 32?
0
 
LVL 17

Accepted Solution

by:
xema earned 500 total points
ID: 20368305
Is the File system, XP uses NTFS Windows 9x use FAT 32, MS DOS uses FAT 12 or FAT 16 For the IPod to work it need to be formated with the old file system, FAT.
On XP when you're going to format a hard disk you have the option to chose the file system, in this case FAT 32.
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:Fezzly
ID: 20435551
Try putting it into someone else's computer. This automatically changes the Ipod completely. Then try using it on your computer. The downside is all your songs and things will be erased but it might work.
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:ParadiseITS
ID: 21577356
No comment has been added to this question in more than 21 days, so it is now classified as abandoned.

I will leave the following recommendation for this question in the Cleanup Zone:
Accept xema's comment as answer

Any objections should be posted here in the next 4 days. After that time, the question will be closed.

ParadiseITS Experts Exchange Cleanup Volunteer
0

Featured Post

U.S. Department of Agriculture and Acronis Access

With the new era of mobile computing, smartphones and tablets, wireless communications and cloud services, the USDA sought to take advantage of a mobilized workforce and the blurring lines between personal and corporate computing resources.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

AWS Glacier is Amazons cheapest storage option and is their answer to a ‘Cold’ storage service.  Customers primarily use this service for archival purposes and storage of infrastructure backups.  Its unlimited storage potential and low storage cost …
Finding original email is quite difficult due to their duplicates. From this article, you will come to know why multiple duplicates of same emails appear and how to delete duplicate emails from Outlook securely and instantly while vital emails remai…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing the necessary services and then configuring a Windows Server 2012 system as an iSCSI target. To install the necessary roles, go to Server Manager, and select Add Roles and Featu…
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to reformat your flash drive. Sometimes your flash drive may have issues carrying files so this will completely restore it to manufacturing settings. Make sure to backup all files before reformatting. This w…

856 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question