Sorry, just to ad the specifics.
It's a black 80GB iPod, not sure which gen. (it can play videos if that helps)
I have been using it mostly with itunes on a vista pc.
The aforementioned second computer is a Macbook running the latest Mac OS.
I just connected my iPod to another one of my computers to put more music on it, and all of a sudden, the ipod, itunes, and the whole computer seized during the synch.
Eventually I regained control, but my ipod was displaying a grey screen with an apple logo in white. I had never seen this before.
All of a sudden, things went back to normal but the entire ipod had been wiped.
Once I had calmed down, I reconnected the ipod and recieved this message...
<iTunes can not read the contents of 'X iPod'. Go to the summary tab in iPod preferences and click Restore to restore this iPod to factory settings.>
Can anybody explain to me what exactly happened or anyway to get my music back?