I have an ipad2. When I try to sync it with my computer (HP All-in-One) my computer shuts down in the middle of step 8. It's been doing this from the start. I don't have this problem with my iphone 4. Many times, after trying to sync, my icons say "waiting" and will not update.
I've tried rebooting my computer, doing a system clear, keeping my iPad plugged into the wall socket when tried to sync.