hi everyone I am new to this forum, and would like to thankyou for existing! I hope you can help me. (firstly, a bit about me) I am a student teacher, and am extremely excited about my new iPad that I intend to use in my profession. I wont go into too much detail about me now, because I am pushed for time! Trying to complete a 2000 word essay in 3 days and have started tutoring, so I want to use my iPad ASAP. Here is my problem, and I will start from the beginning... I have a laptop (HP, WIndows Vista). I have an iPod, so we had iTunes on our laptop before I purchase the iPad. I opened iTunes, plugged the iPad in, and selected sync. I realised I hadn't manually adjusted what I wanted syncing to my iPad, so I had about 22Gb of data going to iPad with capacity of 32. I didn't want this, so I cancelled it. When I cancelled the sync, I noticed it had got to Step 2, in only a few minutes. So....I worked out how to sync only what I wanted, I got it going, and it has been stuck on the "Step 1 of Step 3, Back up" stage for nearly 7 hours. I have tried to cancel it twice by clicking the 'cross' symbol at the right of the little 'syncing' icon, but that paused it for a moment, then it starts again. It is driving me bonkers....................someone please help me!!!