I think iTunes 7 killed my ipod

Ok so here is what happended, first off i have a 3rd Generation ipod, its about 2 or 3 years old, but i have never had any trouble with it. After i had Downloaded itunes 7, i pluged in my ipod and added a new album, but i was in a hurry so i just wanted to dump the songs on and go, but itunes started to go through my music to determine the "gapless playback" so i stopped it. Then when i was using it i noticed that it was skipping some songs and it thought that the gapless play back screwed it up. so when i got home i pluged my ipod in and started searching for the gapless play thing and when i woke up the next morning and checked on it my ipod had become stuck and "do not disconnect" was no longer flashing. So i tried to eject it, that didn't work, so i tried to quit itunes and that didn't work, so i unpluged it and reset it. After i had reset my ipod everything was really choppy on it so i tried to remove some of my songs and it got stuck doing that too, so i unplugged it and reset it. when i plugged it back in again itunes said my ipod was corrupt and i had to restore it so i did. after it had restored i tried putting some music on it and it got stuck again. I thought it might be my computer so i tried loading some songs on my ipod from another mac and it got stuck again.
I have restored and reset my ipod about 6 times since sunday.
So does anyone have a cule why this happend, and what i can do to get it fixed? Please Help me!!!!
ibook G4   Mac OS X (10.4.8)  

Hi again,
Sorry I don't know how to link to other posts, but I found an earlier one called "Ipod freezes during update on mac" which may pertain to both our problems. The person who answered, Mitch 751, decided the issue was related to corrupted music files. Pinning down which ones are corrupted would be quite difficult, but he detailed some steps for what seems to be a very severe wiping of the iPod, more severe than the usual restore, which may help alleviate any corruptions on there at least (the following is copied directly from his response):
For Mac computer
1. Open the disk utility, hope your iPod appears there (left hand side), highlight it
2. Go to Tab “Partition”, click either “Delete” or “Partition”, if fails, skip this step and go to 3
3. Go to Tab “Erase” , choose Volume Format as “MAC OS Extended (Journaled), and click Erase, again if fails, skip it and go to 4
4. Same as step 3, but open the “Security Options....” and choose “Zero Out Data” before click Erase. It will take 1 to 2 hours to complete.
5. Eject your iPod and do a Reset
6. Open the iPod Updater and click “Restore”

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