so my old 3rd(?) gen iPod has been giving me some problems. lately, when i turn it on, it's like it got turned on for the first time, asking me to select a language. it doesnt show any playlists, songs, or anything else that i have on there. here's the kicker. i know i have about 3k songs on there and when i get info about the ipod, it shows it as only having about 1.5GB free, so the ipod definitely knows that it's full, the software just isn't seeing the songs. i reboot, toggle disk mode, then reboot again and the ipod is able to see all the songs again...only until it locks up again (usually after about 30 minutes) and then it's like i have a brand new ipod again, asking me to choose my language. oh, and i dont really want to restore it, because the computer with all my music is currently in storage at school until august. any suggestions?