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Subject: Re: IO device error with ipod

Re: IO device error with ipod

From: Matthew Caron <matt_at_mattcaron.net>
Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2006 07:33:26 -0400

Aha! There you go. Congratulations.

Rob Powell wrote:
> Hi all, problem solved. The configuration is that the 2 USB ports on
> the side of the machine are designated as a hub, the 4 on the back not.
> The ones on the back work fine, and in fact are much faster too. Thanks
> for the help,
>
> Rob At 23:51 26/07/2006, you wrote:
>> If you have any other storage devices hooked up via USB, try
>> disconnecting them all before plugging in the iPod.
>>
>> On 7/26/06, *Matthew Caron* < matt_at_mattcaron.net
>> <mailto:matt_at_mattcaron.net>> wrote:
>>
>> This is a bit of a circular logic, but it might help you isolate the
>> fault. It assumes your XP install is using NTFS
>>
>> (1) Grab a recent linux LiveCD, preferably one that reads NTFS.
>> Something like http://www.knoppix.org/ might work.
>> (2) Boot it
>> (3) Try to copy files from your XP partition to the iPod.
>> (4) See what happens.
>>
>> Possible conclusions:
>>
>> - If it works, then it's Windows.
>> - If it doesn't work, then it could be your USB controller or the
>> iPod
>> firmware.
>>
>> You could also try a separate USB controller, if you have one.
>>
>> Also, is the iPod connected directly or via a hub? Back in my firmware
>> days, I found a great deal in variation as to how well hubs
>> worked. Most
>> of the chips on motherboards seem to work fine, so plugging it
>> directly
>> into the computer usually solved most issues.
>>
>> Which brings up a question for the rockbox folks: What's the deal with
>> USB on iPods? Is all you need is for someone to write a mass storage
>> device driver for it? If so, maybe I could help. I'm getting married
>> this weekend, but after I come back from my honeymoon, my schedule is
>> pretty free.
>>
>> Rob Powell wrote:
>> > Hi all, I really could use some help with this one, as I'm a bit
>> stuck.
>> >
>> > I'm running XP, and have my Ipod connected to a USB port. I've
>> used the
>> > same port for an Archos player and so on before with no
>> problems. I'm
>> > copying music to my ipod, and some of the time, I get "unable to
>> perform
>> > request because of an IO device error". It's not predictable,
>> in that
>> > sometimes it'll copy about 10 albums before it crashes, sometimes 1
>> > track. the files that it crashes on can usually be copied
>> individually.
>> >
>> > I've tried both copy and paste and send to, I use my computer rather
>> > than windows explorer (only from habit), I just wondered if
>> anyone had
>> > any bright ideas?
>> >
>> > Thanks for any help,
>> >
>> > Rob
>> >
>>
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>

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Received on 2006-07-27

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