iPad 2 cannot sync, restore or backup

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    Strange things happening today. I tried to update my iPad 2 to 4.3.2 and decided to transfer my purchased games to the PC. However, I kept getting timeouts and errors that files could not be synced.
    Now when I plug in my iPad I get told that itunes cannot read the contents and that I have to restore it.
    I am loathe to do that as I will lose games saves etc. (infitnity blade has had many, many hours put into it) but eventually I gave up and tried to restore.

    BUT, it wont restore. I am getting the 3914 error every time. If I download the 4.3.2.ipsw and try a Shift+Restore it says it is not a correct file. I even tried to use a 4.3 ipsw that definitely worked and I get the same error.

    Removed Apple related services and itunes then reinstalled. Reset iPad settings. Tried DFU mode, tried a different PC. None work.
    Strange thing is though, the ipad is great; everything works fine on it. Equally, iTunes is working fine....I just can't get them to work together tonight. Never had any kind of trouble at all before....any ideas??
    I would rather have a fully working iPad2 and restore if there are some glitches in the current system but my intention was simply to update...didn't want to restore.
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    There was an alert to backup thru iTunes before downloading and installing iOS4.3.2

    Did you see it and do it?
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    No to seeing it but I was trying to backup when all the strange stuff started.
    Think it is sorted now, I am using a 32 bit Win 7 machine and so far looks like it might work. Don't know why it didn't work on the same machine earlier.

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