If anyone here has tried to use force restore mode when using vista you will have noticed that it is unable to find the drivers and you will be unable to use the force restore menu. Here i will show you how to get it to work. 1. Plug the iPod into the computer while in force restore mode. 2. When asked if you want to search for drivers select "Install Drivers Later". 3. Open the Start menu > Control Panel > Device Manager 4. The iPod will be found under "Other devices" as Apple Mobile Device. 5. Right click it and select update drivers. 6. Next select "Browse my computer...". 7. Navigate to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\ 8. Click Ok and you should be good to go.