We have 3 ipods in the house and the problem exists when any of them are connected. It doesn't seem to matter which USB is used on the computer (3 @ front, 2 @back). Upon plugin of ipod, the computer completely locks up in about 5 seconds. The only way out of it is to push power button. I've tried a million different things and still no fix. I even performed a full system recovery recently to put everything back to its original state. I should also mention that the freeze happens even if I'm not in itunes (which was removed and re-installed).
I have managed a way around it, but I'm looking for a proper fix.
To get around it.
1- Uninstall USB port
2- Plug ipod into USB port
3- Reinstall USB port
4- At this time it states something like (you've connected a high speed USB device to a non high speed port. Or something along those lines)
5- I'm able to load and charge ipod at this time, but upon disconnecting, the problem arises again.