Restoring iPod by liaoxiuli


                            Restoring iPod to
                            Factory Settings
The following was taken from the Apple Support Page and graphics
were added.

How to restore iPod for Windows XP and 2000

This procedure assumes that the iPod preferences are in their default condition,
which means iTunes automatically opens whenever you connect iPod to your

Warning:   The restore process cannot be undone. All of your songs and files will
           be deleted. Always make a backup of your important data.

When restoring some iPod models with USB you will have to disconnect the iPod
from the computer and attach it to the iPod AC Adapter to finish the restore (a
graphic of a plug on the iPod will indicate if you have to do this. Some iPod
models connecting via USB, including iPod mini (Second Generation) and iPod
nano, do not need to be connected to the AC power adapter.

1. Open the iPod Software Updater application. It can be found by clicking on
   the Start menu, pointing to All Programs (Windows XP) or Programs
   (Windows 2000), and then point to iPod.

2. Select the iPod Updater showing the most recent date in the filename.

3. Connect your iPod to your Windows PC.

                                                                   Created: 6/9/06
                           Restoring iPod to
                           Factory Settings
4. When it becomes available, click Restore. An alert box appears to confirm you
   want to restore iPod.

5. A progress bar appears on the computer screen.

6. When the restore process on the computer has finished, close the iPod
   Updater and look at the screen on the iPod.

      •    If you see an image of a wall power plug, connect your iPod to the
           AC adapter that came with it and plug it into a wall outlet and wait
           for the restore to complete.

      •    If you see a progress bar underneath the Apple logo, leave the iPod
           connected to the computer.

      •    If you had to put iPod into Disk Mode before restoring, the iPod
           screen may display "OK to Disconnect" and you may need to reset

7. After the restore is complete and the iPod is connected to the computer, the
   iTunes Setup Assistant window will appear asking you to name your iPod and
   choose your syncing preferences similar to when you connected your iPod for
   the first time.

iPod has been restored to factory settings and updated with the music and
playlists in your iTunes music library.

                                                                   Created: 6/9/06

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