Okay, this is very very strange.

Let me first explain my drive mappings

c:/ HDD
F:/ Netwareserver/home
g:/ Netwareserver/
h:/ Win2k box
and so on

Z:/ :)

Okay, so i plugged in my ipod to just do a standard update, I notice it
writing to f:/ netware server/Home/
I was like $%^&!!! So i disconnected it.

I disconnedted the drive mapping to f:/ netware server/home/ and now it
is loading the ipod properly.

anyone know what could be the cause of this?

One more thing.... conspiracy theory perhaps? I think M$ is up to
something because I can now see my ipod in windows explorer but that was
never the case. Perhaps a recent update did this?