ok, so i reset my Vista laptop to its factory settings (so everything was erased, re-formatted) and i installed all the updates from microsoft. Then i installed the latest iTunes from apple site. I turn on my ipod touch and connect it to the usb port on my laptop. iTunes opens up and my ipod is recognized and the little ipod tab loads on iTunes (where it displays your ipods information). I go to the Music tab and check Music so that it will sync all my music. Then i press Sync to start the syncing process, obviously. iTunes begins to sync but a few seconds in, an error message pops up. It says that iTunes is unable to read or write to my device. The problem is not with the ipod touch because it is able to sync on other computers, just not this laptop. I've never had this problem before on this laptop. It just happened. I know its not any programs I installed because, i havent installed any, remember, my laptop is at factory settings plus with latest updates. So the problem lays within the laptop. But what could be causing it? Are there any ways to fix it? I dont think its my usb ports because im still able to sync my Creative Zen mp3 player... any ideas?