All, Read many articles on the forum but can not resolve the issue I have. I recently purchased a second hand touch from a friend - don't believe it's been jailbroken. After downloading the current version of Itunes I restored the device and set off sync. For some reason the sync runs fine and other times I get the message 'cannont be read or written to' followed by 'device can not be found'. I have tested the sync with the same 20 songs and as I say it sometimes is fine and others its not. I have tried various usb ports on my HP pavillion desktop, I have looked at USB drivers, I have tried to rest Ipod, I have ensured my HP is update with patches etc but I just can't seem to reolve the problem. One point I have noticed though is that I can not see my Ipod within explorer. When I connect it I get the hardware icon in the status bar tray but the device does not appear in the folder window - is this normal? Any help would be gretfully received?