Y hard drive failed, so I reinstalled the OS and iTunes. Connect my iPad to the pc fine, transfer purchases into iTunes, fine. When I click on the iPad in the left column, the tabs appear as normal. The problem starts now.... I click the apps tab and the screen displaying my iPad screen is faded and inaccessible. Nthere is no tick in the sync apps. When I put a tick in the sync apps box, iTunes gives me a warning saying. Are you sure you want to sync apps? All existing apps and their data on the iPad "kev's.ipad" will be replaced with apps from this iTunes library. It then gives me 2 options of sync apps or cancel. If I press the sync apps all apps except the standard apps are shown on the iTunes iPad screen and none of my currently installed apps have ticks against them in the left hand edge. Now, my question is, firstly, is this the way it should be? Secondly, if I place a tick on the apps that I already have installed, will this do a fresh install and replace all the data that is associated with these apps? I have made many in app purchases, got to certain levels in games and I am afraid that I will have to start from scratch again.... Can anybody help me with this please?