More iPod weirdness

in Genius Bar edited January 2014
My 10gig iPod is fat32 formatted, but werid stuff is happening... :confused:

A lot of my mp3 files in the F00-F19 files are getting really weird names... chkdsk in windows keeps on finding errors on the disk, and keeps on fixing them... I can recover my lost mp3s in the found.000 folder that appears on the ipod after I run chkdsk, but this is annoying as I have to redo everything quite often. itunesdb obviously keeps a record of a file which isn't there anymore, so I have to erase the entire ipod and put all my songs back on. Am I the only one with this problem? would I be better off formatting my ipod as hfs+ and hoping that it isn't a hdd problem?

My iPod is only a couple of weeks old, so I guess I could get it changed if it's an HDD problem...

Any ideas anyone?


  • Reply 1 of 14
    defiantdefiant Posts: 4,876member
    if this is anything like <a href=""; target="_blank">that</a>, you can suck my balls.
  • Reply 2 of 14
    excuse me?
  • Reply 3 of 14
    defiantdefiant Posts: 4,876member

    but you have to start first. tell us what kind of ipod, what kind of compter, etc.. you have; i.e. all stuff that might be important to us.
  • Reply 4 of 14
    the same iPod I had in the other post that you so kindly linked to Defiant

    It's a 10gig iPod for mac that I made into an iPod for windows by updating. It runs 1.2.2 atm.

    I get the impression that my HDD is kinda screwed up... things like that don't happen on healthy hard disks... <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />
  • Reply 5 of 14
    defiantdefiant Posts: 4,876member
    wow. now you have to stop it. read my post and tell me what was written in it.

    edit: I shouldn't get mad so fast and should stop swearing.

    [ 01-12-2003: Message edited by: Defiant ]</p>
  • Reply 6 of 14
    pumpkin: Don't worry about this Defiant guy. He takes these GB threads real personal.

    Defiant: Settle down. Now.
  • Reply 7 of 14
    defiantdefiant Posts: 4,876member
    Brad: please check <a href=""; target="_blank">your</a> PMs.

    pumpkin: I'm mad. But I'm gonna help you anyways.

    the newest update for your windows iPod is <a href=""; target="_blank">here</a>.

    a tutorial to use a mac iPod on a Pc iPod is <a href=""; target="_blank">here</a>.

    It also covers to completely convert your iPod into a PC iPod.

    and <a href=""; target="_blank">here</a>'s a page with downloads for your windows ipod.


    edit: added last link.

    [ 01-12-2003: Message edited by: Defiant ]</p>
  • Reply 8 of 14
    Thx defiant but I still don't know what to do about my screwed up filesystem well it aint screwed up but it looks like its in the process of being screwed up... don't get pissed!
  • Reply 9 of 14
    defiantdefiant Posts: 4,876member

    follow the second link. the solution which is explained there should help you. you're probably gonna have to delete your iPod again.
  • Reply 10 of 14
    lol Defiant... I might as well add you to my icq list and we can talk about it there

    anyway I think you misunderstood what I mean, or I misunderstood the contents of your second link...

    the screwed up mp3 names are not a result of bad tagging but because the filesystem is misbehaving as far as I can see... I have seen no references in your links that explain how to fix that
  • Reply 11 of 14
    defiantdefiant Posts: 4,876member
    my solution would be to erase your iPod, formatting it completely and making him like new. there shouldn't be any misbehaving with the filesystem if you delete it completely, should there ?
  • Reply 12 of 14
    I know... that's what I thought. And that's what scares me

    I've reformatted it various times and each time I end up with some little files with screwed up names... that's why I think there might be some defect... <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />
  • Reply 13 of 14
    defiantdefiant Posts: 4,876member
    a defect hard-drive does not result in screwed-up names. definitely not.
  • Reply 14 of 14
    well what does then? if it happens again and again could it be musicmatch doing it? I doubt it, as it uses windows to access the firewire disk and write onto it, and windows writes to my other fat32 disks ok without screwing up the names also the fact that eventually the names **** up on their own even without syncing the ipod leads me to believe there's something wrong with it
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