When you say it's corrupted, do you mean that you get an error message saying the database is corrupted when you connect it to your PC? If so, all you need to do is run an iPod software update (from within iTunes 7) and choose the option to restore your iPod.
iTunes detects the iPod in recovery mode, when I click to restore it pops up with "An unknown error has occurred (1418).
ipods are unreliable to be honest. They die within 1 year.
mantasx, I have the latest version of iTunes, and tried the other suggestions, no luck. clyde, I've had it 2 and a half years, so perhaps I'm luckier than most? Any more ideas before it drops from the 4th floor? Or maybe someone collects broken Pods?
I managed to get it to work (sort of). Was just fiddling about deleting drivers, changing ports. The iPod is now restored, and has menus etc, is recognised by iTunes. I can copy playlists onto it, but it just copies the playlist, none of the actual songs. Still, its a start..I'll keep fiddling about with it, thanks for your help guys!
Edit: Yes its working perfectly now, thanks to all for their help.
in which file system you are formated fat?
then try to recover by using fat files recovery software...