IPOD Won't sync, "the required disk cannot be foun

  [DELETED] 14:17 02 Jan 2008

Got an IPOD shuffle for christmas and still can't get it to sync with music on it. I downloaded itunes, resgistered the shuffle, imported a music library, created a play list, even changed the location to autofill from but it will not take the music. Everytime it comes up with an error message saying

"the IPOD "NAME" cannot be synced. The required disk cannot be found"

I have even changed the docking port to my wifes old one but still no joy, can anybody help?

  [DELETED] 14:25 02 Jan 2008
  [DELETED] 22:09 02 Jan 2008

J_m Thanks, managed to sort it out after direction from your link. I had to dowwnload a shuffle reset program to set it back to the factory setting, saved a lot of hastle.

  [DELETED] 18:08 30 Jul 2008

After getting this error message, I have been searching for a fix on my ipod shuffle 2nd gen all afternoon. I have SP2, itunes 7.7 and ipod 1.04.
Everytime I plug the ipod in it registers in My Computer, then drops out after 8 seconds.
I downloaded the independent reset utility from apple. Didn't work. However, I noticed that if I had the utility running in the background, the ipod didn't drop from my computer.
So I dragged and dropped an mp3 into the root directory. Then I double clicked on it and iTunes started up - and there it went - started to syncronise!
I wonder if Windows disregards it (for some reason) if there is nothing on the disk?

  [DELETED] 01:22 28 Aug 2008

I tried everything, and it seems the ipod updater is the only thing that makes it work. Itunes always fails to make the ipods work, both my shuffle and my original ipod, and when I used the ipod updater(latest version on shuffle), it worked.

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