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Subject: Re: IO device error with ipod

Re: IO device error with ipod

From: Paul Louden <>
Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2006 17:51:10 -0500

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 <> 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 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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> ~~ Matt Caron ~~
Received on 2006-07-27

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