various hardware problems (i think)
hey guys, this is my first post, so forgive me.
i am currently running windows xp. anyway, the other day out of the blue my printer had errors printing. then, the same day i plugged in my iPod and that wasn't taking me directly to iTunes like it normally does. so then, i plug in my thumbdrive and thats recognized.
i manually reinstalled my printer (which is a brother mfc 8500) under brother mfc 600. now that works but my iPod doesn't. i looked in control panel>system>device manager and there are no devices listed! it is totally blank. i then looked in control panel>portable audio devices and i see mikes iPod drive F. yet it still wont come up in iTunes. it seems all my devices are messed up except the thumbdrive and the printer (only after i manually re-installed it under a false brother model). i know my hardware still works physically i just think its corrupted in someway. I NEED HELP WITH THIS.