i've got a brand new classic, only a few months old. itunes freezes up on me yesterday when i'm trying to sync it and so i had to disconnect without ejecting it. plugged it back in and it was corrupted so i had to restore it which went just fine, but as i am resyncing my like 5000 songs, it gets through a few and quits. it does this twice before i reconnect and itunes won't recognize my ipod. it shows up in the finder just fine, and itunes even starts or jumps to the front when i plug it in. the ipod says it's connected. i've been through "the 5 r's" and my software is up to date but i still can't get stupid itunes to see my ipod. is there a way to restore the ipod without itunes? i'd really appreciate any help with this. i need my ipod!