Also, my Windows 2003 and my iTunes and my old 1GB iPod Shuffle are not playing well. Jerks.
I tried the iPod Reset Utility, I tried the instructions which included making a .BAT file, and I tried the normal process of allowing iTunes to reset the firmware. No dice and Windows would hang — complete freeze, and I was unable to quit iTunes as an application or as a process. UGLY. I also tried going into Hardware Manager, but the iPod would not be read there.
I was able to get it working on my older Mac G4. It’s slower, but with the Mac iPod Reset Utility things worked.
So I’m giving up syncing my podcasts from Windows and moving to the Mac. Really I need to get a new Mac — for work and for things like this, but that’s not in the budget yet, and if I can’t pay cash, I can’t do it.
Meanwhile, in the interwebs, where things are funny and do not require you to look at Windows Event Logs, check out this: Gabe and Max’s How to Get the Dreamlife of Your Dreams Using the Internet Thing
That made me laugh.
I suggest you watch the funny video before you read the crying-making thing.