Thanks for your suggestion. Truly appreciate it. However, if you noticed I've mentioned that I've tried in on a freshly formatted PC. And on this PC I've only got ITunes (10.7) installed apart from the standard applications that comes with Win XP. I do not have any anti-virus softwares installed on it. Heck, not even Microsoft Word. Anyway, I'm intrigued about your ability to get into console mode. I wonder if there's such thing with an IPAD? but looking at the similarity on all the iDevices, I would like to think that there's away for me to get into the console mode of my IPAD as well. Could you please post the methods used to get into your console mode? Maybe if I can go through the error codes on my IPAD I'll be able to determine the cause of the problem. Perhaps it'll be another great help for others who have the same problem as me. Tell ya the truth, Google ain't much of a help.