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I don't know whether your iPod would be detected correctly unless you have iTunes installed first. Did you?
Otherwise, your iPod problem was probably because of one of several possible USB connection problems.
See response 3 in this:
Also, you must have the main chipset drivers loaded for your mboard in order for the USB controllers to be recognized correctly by Windows.
Those are included in the original Gateway software installation, but if you loaded Windows from a regular CD it often does not have them and you must load them yourself.
Which USB device did you delete (Un-install)?
You don't normally do that for anything but an unknown USB device listed in other than Universal Serial Bus Controllers.
See the part starting
"Your bootup will often stall loading a long time ....."
in response 4.
Is this a laptop or a desktop/tower computer?
Have you tried booting with the iPod disconnected?
DO NOT plug it in again until your computer works normally.
Sometimes you can get into the bios Setup if you are having problems if you press the appropriate key BEFORE it appears on your screen.
For most desktop computers, you press the key repeatedly, F2 in this case, don't hold it down, while booting, starting nearly at the beginning of the boot.
For some laptops the procedure is different - you may need to hold down F2 then boot the computer - see the User manual for your model.
If this is a laptop, remove the main battery and the AC adapter, make sure your ram and hard drive are properly seated, install the battery, and the AC adapter if you like, and try the computer.
If this is a desktop computer, remove the AC power to the case, open up the case, make sure the ram and cards in slots are properly seated - all the way down in their slots, and make sure all other wiring connections are fully seated.
Restore the AC power.
Unplug all but essential USB devices.
Try the computer.
Have you tried Safe mode or Enable VGA mode or Last known good.....?
You press the F8 key repeatedly, don't hold it down, while booting, starting nearly at the beginning of the boot.
When you see a menu of choices, try one of the three mentioned.