MY SPECS: I have an 80g Ipod Classic and Itunes 9 installed on a Lenovo Thinkpad PC. I have all of my music on an external hard drive. I keep my external hard drive plugged in at all times. I made sure to specify the external hard drive in the Itunes Media Folder Location window. Itunes shows all of my music and plays all of my music. MY PROBLEM: When I plug my Ipod into the USB, my computer recognizes it for a second (H and then it disappears. However, my computer did recognize it once, and it began to sync the Ipod with the Itunes but stopped after only a few songs. It told me it could not sync because the file or directory is "corrupted or unreadable." So, essentially I have two problems. My computer won't recognize my Ipod and it won't sync once it does. WHAT I'VE TRIED: I have tried restarting the Ipod, restarting the computer, changing the USB drives, and plugging my Ipod in in disc mode. Thanks in advance!