I've just uninstalled my itunes from my PC ... then pooped the ipod in the dock ... I was able to see the ipod as a HDD so I started copy some files to it. Everything seemed ok, then suddenly half way through copying I started to get the write error ... so this rules out itunes as the cause (well in my feable mind) the only other options that that can be the cause are windows 2k, or the update. Now I've been usinf windows 2k with my ipod for a year or so ... never had this problem untill recently ... so that brings me to the only logical conclusion ... it's the update.
It must be ... mustn't it?