I had not tried to sync my iPad with iTunes for several weeks and had to reinstall iTunes. I plugged in my iPad yesterday to sync the device and receive the following message: 'This computer has previously been synced with an iPad or another iOS device.' My options are: 'Set up as new iPad' or 'Restore from the backup of: lawrence_iPad_64GB_3G' + Last synced 8/3/2011 1:30 AM. I tried the latter option of restore and after completed does nothing but display the same message I described above as if it is stuck in a loop. Also when I did the restore this it wiped out all of my settings/configurations/data since 8/3.... Since I lost settings/data I tried the restore a second time and just keep getting this same message. Sent iTunes support an email - they responded with all standard stuff like de-autorize/authorize computer, check that I have latest iPad iOS and iTunes which I am up to date on both. Even tried the trick I've seen posted elsewhere to unplug USB cable after the sync message comes up (when selecting the restore option) and replug back in after sync msg goes away however this didn't work either (apparently this works for some but I'm not one of them). Running Win XP and have the original iPad-1 64GB/3G. HELP PLEASE - Thanks !!!