so this piece of junk iphone has once again messed up somehow. i have an iphone 3g running 2.2 jb fw and windows xp. plugged the iphone into my computer as per usual to find out that for some random reason itunes doesn't recognize my iphone. so i unplug it and plug it back in. my iphone pops up. except i tried browsing the music/video on the iphone and it now it contains absolutely NOTHING. i check the capacity bar at the bottom of the itunes windows and it says i somehow have a 4.3 gb "other" section so thats obviously where all my music/video have suddenly disappeared to. i'm sure somehow the itunes database on the phone got corrupt somehow. if apple didnt have such idiotic paranoid rules and just let the iphone work as a hard drive like any other media player i highly doubt this would have happend. i tried searching but i cant exactly pinpoint what search terms to even use for this issue. any advice would be appreciated. i'd rather not restore or whatever as i manually sync music/video so i cant just automatically sync and get everything back the way its supposed to.