Overclock.net › Forums › Software, Programming and Coding › Operating Systems › Windows › HELP! Windows Vista wants to reformat ipod!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

HELP! Windows Vista wants to reformat ipod!

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Hey, my dad just got a new ipod classic 80gb and he synced it orignally with a computer that runs Windows XP Pro and now on his new laptop Windows Vista (32bit version) it asks to reformat it except of course we don't want it to do that.

I've tried running some google searchs but nothing turns up on it. Can anyone please help?

EDIT: The same happens with his new removeable harddrive.

Cheers,
Voice.
post #2 of 13
Hmm. Your using itunes for syncing right?
The Beast
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 6700k ASRock Z170 Gaming K6+ ASUS GTX 1080 Ti Strix G.Skill Tridentz DDR4 3200MHZ 2x8GB 16GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB Corsair GTX H110i Windows 10 Pro 64bit 28" Samsung 4K 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair Strafe RGB EVGA 1000W G2 Phanteks Evolv ATX Tempered Glass edition G700s 
  hide details  
Reply
The Beast
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 6700k ASRock Z170 Gaming K6+ ASUS GTX 1080 Ti Strix G.Skill Tridentz DDR4 3200MHZ 2x8GB 16GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB Corsair GTX H110i Windows 10 Pro 64bit 28" Samsung 4K 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair Strafe RGB EVGA 1000W G2 Phanteks Evolv ATX Tempered Glass edition G700s 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 13
Has he run Windows update? There was a Vista issue back when it was first released which nuked iPods. I'm pretty sure this was corrected by a Windows patch.
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9450 @ 3.0 Gigabyte GA-P45-UD3P Evga 9800GTX+ 800/1943/1200 2x2GB OCZ 1066 LV 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Vertex 2 40gb + 750gb Seagate 7200.10 Lite-On 24x DVD+-RW Windows 7 x64 LG 22" 1680x1050 
PowerCase
Corsair HX520w modular Coolermaster CM-690 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Sempron LE-1250 Gigabyte GA-MA78GPM-DS2H 2GB (2x1GB) Corsair Ballistix 1066 2x750GB Western Digital RE2 Green power 
OSPowerCase
Windows Home Server w/ PP3 Ultra 400w modular Antec 300 
  hide details  
Reply
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9450 @ 3.0 Gigabyte GA-P45-UD3P Evga 9800GTX+ 800/1943/1200 2x2GB OCZ 1066 LV 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Vertex 2 40gb + 750gb Seagate 7200.10 Lite-On 24x DVD+-RW Windows 7 x64 LG 22" 1680x1050 
PowerCase
Corsair HX520w modular Coolermaster CM-690 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Sempron LE-1250 Gigabyte GA-MA78GPM-DS2H 2GB (2x1GB) Corsair Ballistix 1066 2x750GB Western Digital RE2 Green power 
OSPowerCase
Windows Home Server w/ PP3 Ultra 400w modular Antec 300 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by silverwing View Post
Hmm. Your using itunes for syncing right?
Yeah.

Quote:
Originally Posted by e_dogg View Post
Has he run Windows update? There was a Vista issue back when it was first released which nuked iPods. I'm pretty sure this was corrected by a Windows patch.
You mean this? http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936824/en-us

I downloaded the fix and when it ran it said "The update does not apply to your system".
post #5 of 13
I know that iPods can only be connected to one computer at a time. It's kind of like a marriage. When you synch your iPod on one computer and then try synching it with another, it will divorce from the first computer and synch to the 2nd. In doing so, it will wipe the current library and load the one on the new computer.

So, best bet is to backup the iTunes library and restore it on the new computer. Then try synching.

EDIT: I should mention that I just upgraded my wife's computer to Vista from XP and had to do this. She hasn't tried synching since the upgrade, though, but we did the backup and restore thing.
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9450 @ 3.0 Gigabyte GA-P45-UD3P Evga 9800GTX+ 800/1943/1200 2x2GB OCZ 1066 LV 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Vertex 2 40gb + 750gb Seagate 7200.10 Lite-On 24x DVD+-RW Windows 7 x64 LG 22" 1680x1050 
PowerCase
Corsair HX520w modular Coolermaster CM-690 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Sempron LE-1250 Gigabyte GA-MA78GPM-DS2H 2GB (2x1GB) Corsair Ballistix 1066 2x750GB Western Digital RE2 Green power 
OSPowerCase
Windows Home Server w/ PP3 Ultra 400w modular Antec 300 
  hide details  
Reply
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9450 @ 3.0 Gigabyte GA-P45-UD3P Evga 9800GTX+ 800/1943/1200 2x2GB OCZ 1066 LV 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Vertex 2 40gb + 750gb Seagate 7200.10 Lite-On 24x DVD+-RW Windows 7 x64 LG 22" 1680x1050 
PowerCase
Corsair HX520w modular Coolermaster CM-690 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Sempron LE-1250 Gigabyte GA-MA78GPM-DS2H 2GB (2x1GB) Corsair Ballistix 1066 2x750GB Western Digital RE2 Green power 
OSPowerCase
Windows Home Server w/ PP3 Ultra 400w modular Antec 300 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by e_dogg View Post
I know that iPods can only be connected to one computer at a time. It's kind of like a marriage. When you synch your iPod on one computer and then try synching it with another, it will divorce from the first computer and synch to the 2nd. In doing so, it will wipe the current library and load the one on the new computer.

So, best bet is to backup the iTunes library and restore it on the new computer. Then try synching.

EDIT: I should mention that I just upgraded my wife's computer to Vista from XP and had to do this. She hasn't tried synching since the upgrade, though, but we did the backup and restore thing.
Very true. So what you should do is make sure that you are signed in as your account in itunes( same as the one you had in XP) and under CP in Vista (CP>auto play> (Look for ipod) ) Choose what you want vista to do every time you plug it in.
The Beast
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 6700k ASRock Z170 Gaming K6+ ASUS GTX 1080 Ti Strix G.Skill Tridentz DDR4 3200MHZ 2x8GB 16GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB Corsair GTX H110i Windows 10 Pro 64bit 28" Samsung 4K 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair Strafe RGB EVGA 1000W G2 Phanteks Evolv ATX Tempered Glass edition G700s 
  hide details  
Reply
The Beast
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 6700k ASRock Z170 Gaming K6+ ASUS GTX 1080 Ti Strix G.Skill Tridentz DDR4 3200MHZ 2x8GB 16GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB Corsair GTX H110i Windows 10 Pro 64bit 28" Samsung 4K 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair Strafe RGB EVGA 1000W G2 Phanteks Evolv ATX Tempered Glass edition G700s 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the help. +REP to you all
post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 
I don't think that what was suggested is the problem, because Vista wants to reformat my dads removeable harddrive too, and my dad can use his ipod fine on my pc (which isn't what he originally used to put music on it).

Keep the suggestions coming, thanks for the help so far.
post #9 of 13
what about the file system on the hard disk? it could be fat 32 and windows could be trying to get it to NTFS.
post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pyranite View Post
what about the file system on the hard disk? it could be fat 32 and windows could be trying to get it to NTFS.
I thought about that too, but Windows supports FAT32 doesn't it?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Windows
Overclock.net › Forums › Software, Programming and Coding › Operating Systems › Windows › HELP! Windows Vista wants to reformat ipod!