Issues such as "The Ipod cannot be synced. The disk could not be read from or written to." and The Disk Could not be found or error 9 or 6 when restoring are now FIXED. The issue for myself and others was caused with recent updates from microsoft. You must system restore to an earlier day when you did not have the problems or uninstall them manually from add / remove programs. It seemed that the most likely culprit was Windows SP3. So if you have then and are experiencing problems like this, just uninstall from add remove programs by checking "show updates" and just uninstall it. It is completely safe. Solved all my problems. Hope this helps!