So my hard drive, which I didn't have backed up, failed on me recently and part of what I lost was my itunes library. I'm looking to transfer my music back to my pc from my Ipod classic, but obviously I have no access to my old itunes library. Transferring purchases isn't really helpful since that's a really small part of my library. My concern is that my ipod will be wiped clear the moment I plug it into my computer since I can't set it to manual updates in my old itunes library, which is the first part of the normal method explained at http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1329.
Is it even possible to do a transfer of any sort without access to my old itunes library? Is there anything I can even do?