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Ipod classic 80 GB wouldnt allow me to load music.. now it wont appear in itunes either

I recently got a new ipod classic 80GB... i opened up itunes, plugged in the ipod and hit sync... it looked like it was starting to work... but then on the 16th song it stopped... i couldnt load any other songs or even remove the 16 songs that it placed on there.... so i tried to restore it to its factory settings... it says that it did this... then it automatically loads the ipod back into itunes after it restarts the ipod for the restore.. but now it wont even let me enter the name into the ipod... it just says it can not sync the ipod... please try restoring to factory setting.. but i just did this!!.. so i restore it to factory setting again.. and same result.. once it restarts it says cant sync ipod and that i should restore it...

sooo i restart my computer, open up itunes and now i cant even get my ipod to appear in itunes.. and when i goto "my computer" i can not access any information on the ipod i just receive the message "the file or directory is corrupted or unreadable."

i was looking around and noticed that someone mentioned that special characters like ' can cause problems.. there was an ' in the song name when the problem started.. but now i cant even get my ipod to appear in itunes so i cant test it....

anby ideas on how i might start correcting this?
thanks alot

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Re: ipod classic 80 GB wouldnt allow me to load music.....

My classic won't sync at all. When I plug it into a USB port a screen comes up on my ipod saying "connected" then within seconds it's replaced by another screen that says "ejecting"

It works fine on my son's PC and my wifes Mac. Just not on mine. I have disabled the firewall. Tried all the various USB ports. I know cable is fine cause it works on other computers. I have latest in ITunes and have service pak 2 with XP. So needless to say I have tried everything I can think of to resolve this. HELP!!!!

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