major iPod problem
ok, i have a 15 Gb iPod on my G3 iMac, i bought it about a year ago (warranty just ran out) and i have been using it at school. everytime i plugged it in at school, it would go through that directory check, or whatever it is when it has the magnifying glass on it. and one time, after the check, it ave me the broken folder. so, i figured, no big deal, i'll just reformat it and restore it, right? i get home, and it says "you have inserted an unrecognizable disk" and gave me the options to eject, initialize, or ignore. i chose "initialize". it opens up disk utility, and it says that it is a 38 GB FW disk! wtf?! so, i try to format it, and i leave it going. i go back 2 hours later, and it still says "preparing the disk". so, i unplug it, and put it into my dads G4. it says it's a 13.9 GB FW disk, so that is ok. i let it initialize, i come back an hour later, and it is still "preparing the disk". what is this!!!!!!!!??? i need to get this working soon. can anyone give me any advice? please help me!