My ipod classic will not sync with windows 8

I have an ipod classic that will not sync with my new laptop which has windows 8 installed. When i plug it into my laptop it doesn't show up in itunes or my computer. I tried it with the ipod in disk mode, and it still won't show up in itunes, but does in my computer-however when i click on it my computer freezes so i have to unplug it.
I've been through several forums already, and have tried uninstalling and reinstalling itunes, updating my drivers, renaming the driver that the ipod plugs into, all with no success. I used to have a similar problem on my old laptop, but this could be cured by right-clicking on the ipod in my computer and clicking 'format' - my ipod would then be wiped, but itunes would then recognize it and i could sync everything back onto the device-it was time consuming but it worked.  However i am unable to do thisnow as the ipod either doesn't show in my computer, or freezes my laptop when i do finally get it to show in disc mode.
Can anyone offer any advice at all???

I have an ipod classic that will not sync with my new laptop which has windows 8 installed. When i plug it into my laptop it doesn't show up in itunes or my computer. I tried it with the ipod in disk mode, and it still won't show up in itunes, but does in my computer-however when i click on it my computer freezes so i have to unplug it.
I've been through several forums already, and have tried uninstalling and reinstalling itunes, updating my drivers, renaming the driver that the ipod plugs into, all with no success. I used to have a similar problem on my old laptop, but this could be cured by right-clicking on the ipod in my computer and clicking 'format' - my ipod would then be wiped, but itunes would then recognize it and i could sync everything back onto the device-it was time consuming but it worked.  However i am unable to do thisnow as the ipod either doesn't show in my computer, or freezes my laptop when i do finally get it to show in disc mode.
Can anyone offer any advice at all???

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