You (thelongs01) should first do a Reset, if you have not already
This "reboots" the iPod. It is not erased.
If that does not help, you may want to do a Restore on the iPod in iTunes. There may be data corruption on the iPod's storage. The Restore button is on the iPod's Summary screen in iTunes. This will erase the iPod, re--install its software, and set it to default settings. If there are no hardware issues, the erase will clear up any data issues. You can then re-sync the iPod as before.
(Gagey - Your problem may be different if you already did a Restore, so it would be best to create your own topic. Click Start a discussion under Actions in this forum category.)