Fixing Windows®-based PC not recognizing iPod® issue
Find out how to resolve Windows-based PC not recognizing iPod issues. Learn the possible reasons behind it.
iPod is a new portable device, which can be used for storing as well as playing audio files on the system. It can play both AAC and MP3 files. You can store up to thousands of songs in the iPod. The iPod can be connected to your Windows-based system through FireWire or with the use of USB port. These devices are made much user-friendly with high portability features. It comes with a flash memory, which does not lose its content when the power is turned off. It is possible that you get some issues while connecting the iPod to a Windows-based system. One among these issues include the iPod not been recognized by a Windows-based PC.
Here are some reasons and tips to fix iPod not recognized issues in a Windows-based PC:
- Configure the Power Management option
- Reconnect the iPod
There may be a number of reasons behind the iPod not recognized by a Windows-based system. One among these reasons include the iPod software not been set properly. If the system is configured to conserve power by turning off power on the USB bus, then it does not recognize the USB. Lack of software or drivers to run the iPod is another reason behind the iPod not been recognized by a Windows-based system.
Configure the Power Management option
You can configure the power management option if the USB is not recognized due to this issue. For this, you need to access the ‘Control Panel’ from the ‘Start’ menu and then double-click the ‘System’ icon. In the ‘System’ window, you need to get the ‘Hardware’ tab and open up the ‘Device Manager’. You need to scroll down through the list to get the USB controllers. Select the plus icon near the ‘USB controller’ and then double-click any of the indented USB Root Hub entries. Next step is to click the ‘Power Management’ tab and deselect option, ‘Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power’ and click the 'OK' button. After a clean restart of the system, you may get the issue resolved.
Another tip to fix the iPod not recognized issues in a Windows-based system is to reconnect the iPod. For this, you need to remove the iPod from the system at first. Then, right-click the ‘My Computer’ window to get the ‘Manage’ option. You need to then double click ‘Services and Applications’ in the left side panel of the ‘Computer Management’ window. Select the ‘Services’ option and then double-click the iPod Service. You need to then select the ‘Stop’ button under the ‘General’ tab and leave the iPod Service Properties window open. You can then reconnect the iPod and get the issues resolved.
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