For the first problem:
for the other:
- Reset the iOS device. Nothing will be lost
Reset iOS device: Hold down the On/Off button and the Home button at the same time for at
least ten seconds, until the Apple logo appears.
- Unsync all music and resync
- Reset all settings
Go to Settings > General > Reset and tap Reset All Settings.
All your preferences and settings are reset. Information (such as contacts and calendars) and media (such as songs and videos) aren’t affected.
- Restore from backup. See:
- Restore to factory settings/new iOS device.
- Make an appointment at the Genius Bar of an Apple store.
Thank you for the quick response. I forgot to mention that my Home button is broken (and im currently using assistive touch) and my Ipod is no longer under warrenty. the process of syncing my iPod has been able to get up to step three "Determining what apps to sync". But after it gets to that point, the sync crashes and restarts to step one. I tried the reset all settings thing. that didnt work. Any other ideas?
In order to sync if having problems which i did on IPOD 4G you need to uninstall itunes complety type in how to uninstall itunes as a simple uninstall doesnt work, ie:- theres programs it leaves files behind that needs to be deleted,it doesnt do it for you,,,, after a reboot of your pc,reinstall itunes then restore your ipod takes a while
but after itunes is reinstalled and ipod restored everything fresh then synce is a doddle ,