- Make sure that you have .NET Framework 3.5 or later installed
- Download this file and extract it somewhere
- Download this file as well
- Connect your iPod to your computer
- Make sure the hold switch is not locked
- Press and hold the menu and select buttons for between 10 and 15 seconds (The iPod starts to reboot after about 5 seconds, keep holding the buttons until it seems to turn off completely)
The display of your iPod should now stay black, and a new USB device called "USB DFU Device" should connect to your PC.
- Wait for Windows to ask you for a driver for this device
- Always choose the bottom-most option (don't search on windows update, choose everything manually) until you get to the list of available drivers
- Choose "All device types" and click "Next"
- Click "Have disk"
- Click "Browse"
- Navigate to the folder where you extracted the winusb_driver.zip file, and choose the "winusb.inf" file from it
- Click "Open"
- Click "OK"
- Click "Next"
- Wait for the driver installation to complete
- Run bootstrap_ipodclassic.exe
Your iPod should now turn on and connect a 64MB drive called "UMSboot". If it doesn't, please ask for support.