Ok, I have heard of plugging in the iPOD and it freezes iTunes, but mine is doing the opposite. I just updated to the newest version of iTunes a couple of days ago. When I plug in my iPOD, it freezes and looks like this I have done a recovery and restored it back to the factory settings. It will work fine and everything is gone. I try to sync my iTunes to my iPOD and it freezes again. Any suggestions regarding this issue will be helpful!