I have followed the instructions given here: http://docs.info.app...ml?artnum=93716 which do not solve the problem.
I have uninstalled itunes, cleaned the registry, deleted the folders of iTunes and iPod. Reinstall itunes and have determined that windows refuses to start the iPodService.exe required for the ipod to coomuncate with iTunes. I am able to connect the same ipod on my friends system fine, but not on mine.
ANY suggestions?! I'm at a loss as to why windows wont start this service. Its not even listed in the services listings.