ITunes & Device Syncing Problems FREEZING

My mom updated my version of iTunes while I was away from home for a week and ever since I have been unable to use it for anything.
I can't run any other programs if iTunes is open because CPU usage spikes to maximum.
I can't sync my iPod Touch 4G OR update its iOS software because it freezes in both instances part way through backing up the device.
I have even tried to just let it finish syncing overnight, thinking maybe it would eventually make it, when I woke up this morning it was still at the same level of 'backing up' as when I went to bed.
I've never had problems with my iTunes or iPod like this. Help?!

Hey there,
Well I think the get a Mac ads finally paid off...
Plug your iPhone into your computer and click on the Photos tab that comes up. Make the checkbox is ticked so iTunes actually syncs your photos. I recommend you make a new folder called "Photos" or whatever and place all the photos you want to be in your iPhone in that folder. Then in the Photos tab in iTunes, select that "Photos" folder to be imported into your iPhone. Finnaly press the "Apply" button in the bottom right and then press the "Sync" button. This should clear your problems.
-Harry

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