I've got an iPod Classic 40GB (it has a hard drive). I've had it for a few years, and it is in good condition, never had a hard knock or anything.
In the last few days, whenever I plug it in to the computer, it has started to cause my computer to freeze. This always happens within a few seconds of it being plugged in, whether the management software is running or not.
I've tried plugging the iPod into another computer and the other computer doesn't freeze up like mine does. On the other computer I can open the iPod and access all the files. Both computers are running Windows 7, and neither have iTunes installed.
I've never used iTunes to manage the iPod, but have used Floola (I know, I know...) -- I was confused by iTunes at the beginning - didn't find it intuitive - and have never looked at it since.
This is what I've done since the problem started:
I've scanned the computer with ESET NOD32 Antivirus and Malwarebytes, and cleaned the registry with AVS Registry Cleaner.
I've reset the iPod by holding down the menu and select buttons.
I have also tried having Floola or YamiPod launched when plugging in the iPod, but that made no difference.
Also, Googling about the problem comes up with no workable solution.
Can anyone shine any light on why the iPod is causing the computer to freeze, before I hurl this iPod through the window? Thanks.