I've been having this problem with my firewire care which i use to plug my ipod into my PC (P4 2.3GHz, 512MB, XP, Dell). It will charge the ipod no problem but it refuses to connect (so i can't put songs on it). Before i was managing to get it to connected if i had the ipod plugged in on boot up (i think) but now i can't get it to connect no matter what i do. I've checked my bios and i don't have any power options which do anything other than turn the computer on at a specifc time (and that isn't enabled). I assume i've got an irq conflict but i'm not sure how to tell what's conflicting (nothing has a yellow exclamation mark on it in device manager). I did a search and saw that a few people had this problem with other cards (like USB card) but i'm still not sure what to do. If anyone want to give me some tips that would be greatly appreciated.