Terminate the restore.
Reboot the computer
Ty a restore again. Try placing the iPod in Recovery Mode and DFU mode if necessary.
Last, try on another computer.
I tried this method and even hit the link, but for some reason I keep ending up in the same place. It is taunting me, I am so frustrated with this busted thing. I'm once again at the Apple screen with an empty loading bar on my ipod. The message on the screen is still saying waiting on ipod. It still may be human error but I have tried the steps over and over. The next step is going to be me turning it into a frisbee.