I read " “iPod and iTune 4.7.1 problems":http://feeds.feedburner.com/BenHammersleysDangerousPrecedent?m=228 ," and that post reminds me I had the same problems a week ago. I also found “a lot of people":http://firstname.lastname@example.orgRmQaIZIJ8U.4@.efb9261 have the same/similar problems.
My system is winxp and I use a 10G ipod. First, iTunes didn’t recognize my ipod and then I unplug and re-plug it to my computer. The ipod just crashed and read its disk without stopping…
Just like “Ben":http://www.benhammersley.com/weblog/index.html , I pressed “menu" and “play" buttons for five (or more?) seconds to force it off. Then, I downloaded the ipod updater to solve its problems. I re-synced it, iTunes just crashed and brought me a blue windows screen of death. Later, I found all songs in my ipod were gone!
Well, I just re-sync it again and now everything is back to normal. I think there should be something wrong with the coding of iTunes 4.7.1.