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Malfuriouspete Level 1 (0 points)
Got some new podcasts, started to sync the ipod.

I guess in the middle of syncing iTunes froze or something with the iPod messed up. It won't disconnect, iTunes stopped working and I can't even manually eject the pod using "safely remove hardware"

I had to shut down my pc in order to unplug the pod. In the meantime, this freeze during the syncing causes and subsequent shut down causes the iPod to erase itself.

I restored the pod and tried again but the same thing happened. Frozen during the syncing

any ideas?

compaq r4000, Windows XP
  • Marcus Staniec Level 1 (15 points)
    Exactly what I came to these forums for - and this was the first post.
    Same here - is this a new bug in iTunes 8 or what?
    I will continue my search.

  • bartman74 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have a similar problem. I subscribe to 27 (and counting)podacasts that I manually manage every day. If I try to auto sync my podcasts, iTunes freezes, hangs, or otherwise becomes impossible to use. Also, there are some podcasts that will NOT transfer from iTunes to my iPod. Here's the strange part. Take the podcast "The Real Deal" from CNET. I can transfer some of the episodes but not all of them. I re-downloaded the episodes so they should all be good versions of the show, and they will still not transfer from itunes to the ipod.
  • idou747 Level 1 (25 points)
    I've seen this happen a couple of times, but on the Mac. Rebooting and starting again worked however.
  • bartman74 Level 1 (0 points)
    I am currently running iTunes on a Windows XP Pro machine with SP3 installed. I have installed, re-installed, and rebuilt my podcast directory and am still having problems.
  • daenar48 Level 1 (0 points)
    hey, i have iPod classic 80G and it currently won't let me put any songs on it. it froze during syncing and when it unfroze it came up with an error -50 message. this happened a couple more times when i tried to update, even after rebooting the computer and iPod, so i restored the iPod. but it still comes up with the message, and now i have no songs on my iPod. um, little help?
  • DWapple Level 1 (0 points)
    This is my problem. I have seen no answers. I've sent my ipod to Apple, they sent it back and detected no errors. I've been apple to replicate the problem on multiple computers. I am at a loss.
  • bartman74 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm curious to know what other people are running for hardware. Maybe we all have something in common (mobo, processor) that we can trace this issue back to. Also, I have an older PC and I'm wondering if iTunes just likes newer machines.

    I have a Gigabyte GA-K8NSC-939 motherboard with an Athlon 64X2 4200. I'm running with 2GB of Corsair RAM. 2 Western Digital SATA HDD's. Processor & RAM are overclocked.

    I'm running v8.0.0.35 now and it is working OK. I can manually sync all my podcasts to my iPod but if I try to auto sync I still get a BSOD.
  • jpitts5606 Level 1 (0 points)
    My issue is similar. I have iPod Classic 80G on WinXP w/iTunes 8. I manually manage my podcasts and have it set to "snyc checked podcasts." When I add a new podcast subscription, I have to "check" the new progam and click "apply" to save the changes. That stopped working this week. My iPod syncs older programs fine. My iTunes freezes when I click "apply" and it will not sync the new program to my iPod.
  • ebolarama Level 1 (0 points)
    On Sunday, I put some newly downloaded music on my ipod and ejected it. I look on my ipod a few minutes later and it says that it is full but shows no songs, no movies, no pictures.

    I restore it. It starts to sync and then freezes and gives me the error. I restore again. Same thing. I put it into disk mode. Same thing. I uninstall/reinstall itunes and restart my computer. Same thing.

    I took the ipod to the genius bar at my local Apple store and they did all these tests on it and said it was fine and that it is probably a problem with my computer. I REFORMATTED my hard drive at home (On my PC, originally running Windows XP SP2) and I reinstalled XP and got SP3. I reinstalled iTunes and loaded up my library, which was on a separate hard drive. It loads and I hook the ipod up to sync. It freezes after about 33gb had transferred. I finally get it ejected and there is no music on it.

    So I transferred my music library to an external drive and I formatted the ipod with my iBook (running Leopard) and it synced with the library on my hard drive there, but as soon as I tried to add the music that I had backed up on my external, it froze.

    I restored and tried again. Same thing. So I brought it to work with me this morning. I restored it here (work computer is Windows XP) and it synced up with the library on my work computer. Again, I tried to add the files from my external and it froze. Could this be an issue with my music library being corrupt or is it an issue with iTunes 8.x.x or is it a problem with my ipod? We all have very similar problems and we aren't getting any answers. I've tried the 5 R's so what else is there to do?
  • bloodless Level 1 (0 points)
    Mine does the same thing, I've done all kinds of diagnostics and everything seems fine. It freezes upon song 2400 or so.

    Please apple help us.
  • riksuz Level 1 (0 points)
    Same with me...I'm going nuts. PLEASE HELP...I'm running an XP machine and subscribe to several podcasts; have not had a single issue w/my 80GB i-pod nor my HP computer until now.
  • Emiskater Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm having the same problem!!! I've been to the Apple store twice, and I'm going back again next week.
  • inom19 Level 1 (0 points)
    I am in the same boat too.
    However the syncing process freezes when trying to transfer the TV shows and movies in the library. (i.e. larger files) Video is 3/4 of my itunes library and have never had this problem.
    I recently reformatted my drive. XP SP3 is what i'm working with and an 80G iPod Classic. I installed the latest iTunes and rebuilt the library. Transferred purchased items from the iPod into the library without incident. Then tried to sync the iPod Classic and that is when the problems began after the iPod was erased.

    I synched just my music and podcasts (which contain video files over 100MB) and things went fine. I then checked and synced and few music videos...again no prob. Next I tried to sync a selection of TV shows and that is where my problem happens. All the things that have been described in previous posts are happening. The forced shut downs and such.

    Very frustrated and hope some brilliant person out there has a answer for us.

  • stephaniechick Level 1 (0 points)
    I had this problem too. When I took it to the Genius Bar in the Apple store, they told me it was a problem with the moving gears in the hard drive and ended up replacing it for me.
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