Okay Guys ~
Here is my issue. When backing up or syncing, after 8 hours hooked up to iTunes, it still is on step 1. Needless to say, I stop it and life goes on.
Last night I googled this problem and there are lots of people with this ~ I found a site and followed many suggestions from them ~ but to no avail. The suggestions did help some though!
Here is what I have done so far ~
* Right click the iPad in iTunes and choose "reset warnings" and choose to NOT send info to Apple and sync again.
* I unchecked boxes with regards to music
* I deleted all previous back ups in iTunes
From all my reearch last night ~ I don't think it's about the amount of data here, as I only have 24 apps and 200 songs on my ipad! I think I am running into a bug with the sync process. On the computer, or iPad, I have no clue.
Now I am about to delete all my apps and see where that leads ~
I just wanna be able to update to the new OS ~ but I might not be able to if I don't fix this.
Please feel feel to chime in!