Consider the following scenario. You have an Apple iPod that is connected to a Windows Vista-based computer through a USB connection. Then, you disconnect the iPod from the computer. In this scenario, the data on the iPod may become corrupted.
This problem may occur if you use one of the following methods to disconnect the iPod:
- You use the Safely Remove Hardware feature in the notification area to disconnect the iPod. Then, you disconnect the USB cable.
- You use the Eject command in Windows Explorer to disconnect the iPod. Then, you disconnect the USB cable.
Microsoft and Apple engineers worked together to find the root cause of the problem, and as of today, a fix is available. Get the update here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936824/en-us (or wait until May 22nd, when it will be available on Windows Update).