iTunes has detected an iPod in recovery mode - Use iTunes to restore
iPod, iTunes 7 for Windows, iTunes 8 for Windows, Microsoft Windows XP SP2 and Vista
Some customers may experience an issue where iTunes 7 or later displays the following message on a Windows PC:
"iTunes has detected an iPod in recovery mode - Use iTunes to restore"
In most cases, the connected iPod needs to be restored. Follow the steps in one of the following articles to restore your iPod:
If you've restored your iPod and the message described above re-appears, the iPod drive letter may need to be reassigned. To assign a different drive letter follow the steps for changing the Drive Letter
Note: If you're not able to restore your iPod, refer to iPod displays "Use iTunes to restore" message for additional troubleshooting steps.