Windows doesn't recognize iPod

Your Windows PC doesn’t recognize iPod. Things have been working great, so of course Murphy’s Law says things should start to fail 🙂
My 40GB iPod Photo suddenly isn’t recognized by Windows over USB 2.0. Doesn’t work across two Windows machines but it does work with Firewire to a Macintosh.
Mysterious thing is that it used to work perfectly. I tried resetting the iPod, but have failed spectacularly to force it to do a reset. Main issue is that the reboot sequence differs between different iPods.
For older iPods, it is hold the Play/Pause and Menu but for the new firmware in the iPod Mini and 4G iPods, it is hold the Menu and the Select. Wow, what a strange difference.
Once I did that, the reset took and the recognition worked again!

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