I've looked all through Google and many threads here before posting this. Sorry if I missed the answer. Out of the blue iTunes started showing this error. I haven't found any information on what it is. I've restored my iPod to no avail. I've restarted it connected to my laptop. I've restarted my laptop with the iPod connected. Nothing has changed. I'm running Vista Home premium. If anyone can shed some light on this I would really appreciate it.