After updating and installing an icloud update for my 4th gen itouch, itunes crashed and doesnt recognize my new iphone, or any of my previous devices.  All of my songs are gone too.  How do I restore my itunes back to the way it was?

Please Help.  Has anyone else experienced this crash? I spoke to support, and they hinted that this might be a common problem.

The first time an iPhone is connected to iTunes that is used to sync with another iPhone or iOS device, you are prompted to transfer the backup for the other iPhone or iOS device or to set up the iPhone as a new iPhone.
The former does as provided - it transfers the backup for the other iPhone or iOS device to the iPhone replacing all data on the iPhone that is included with the backup being transferred. The latter does nothing allowing you to make your various selections for the iPhone sync preferences with iTunes.
This is designed to be done right away with a new iPhone.
If you don't have a backup for the iPhone with iTunes on your computer and don't have an iCloud backup that hasn't been updated since choosing to transfer the backup for your iPod Touch to the iPhone, the data that was on the iPhone is gone.

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