Haha. I've never really bothered to look at how to force-restore. I'm the type of guy that goes with the flow, haha. I just look up the necessary stuff, and if a problem arises, then I look up that. I'm pretty lazy about helping others, I usually try to help, but end up giving very vague answers, or ones that are close, but kind of off.
Or I just tell them to use google, haha.
Apple iPod Touch, 16 GB
30 GB Microsoft Zune (alive and kicking)
5G 30 GB iPod Video (stolen)
San Disk Sansa mP3 player, 512 MB (DEAD)
San Disk Generic mP3 player m230, 512 MB (Alive and Kicking)