I am trying to and keep getting error 1611 when restoring in recovery mode, and error 1601 when I am in DFU mode. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling iTunes and modile device drivers. Which is the normal fix for 1601 but it does not work. Running XP sp2 with iTunes 8 under vmware on a Linux host. Normal syncing works perfect on this setup. Hopefully I can fix this because it is a hassle to borrow a Windows machine to do the restore.