IPod Nano (4GB) Not Installing Drivers

I ran the installer software on the installation CD and re-booted as instructed.
On re-boot Install Shield dialog box comes up does something and then goes away. Boot continues normally.
Checked iPod Service and it is running.
Plugged in iPod and Windows tells me that it has found new hardware and wants to install drivers. Device Manager shows "iPod" under "Other Devices." I let it search for drivers but it doesn't find them.
How do I get the driver installed!?!

hmmmm. ipods use the standard Windows USB mass storage drivers. so if it's asking for drivers at that stage of proceedings, the techniques in this MarkJones post might be of some help:
MarkJones: Re: Windows XP (SP2) Laptop only finds generic "New USB 2.0 Device"

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