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02-08-2014, 08:42 PM #1iPad not recognized by Windows. Please help me restore!
I'm having some troubles restoring my jailbroken 1st gen iPad (iOS 5). It's running pretty slow these days and is bogged down with a lot of files/apps I don't use anymore and I would like to just wipe it clean/restore it. I've backed up everything I would like to keep so im not worried about losing anything, but I am completely unable to get any of my 3 computers to recognize it. I used to sync it to iTunes periodically. When I most recently tried to connect it, it was giving me the "unknown device" error within the device manager (i'm running Windows 7 x64). I've tried everything i've been able to find regarding this problem. I've followed the correct complete uninstallation of iTunes and reinstalled, i've tried 4 different USB cables (all of which work just fine with my iPhone 4 which has no connection problems to iTunes at all), and i've tried 3 different computers. I've tried placing the iPad in DFU/recovery mode and it is still not recognized by iTunes.
When connecting the iPad to computer I constantly receive the "USB Device Not Recognized" error message. When looking within the device manager I get error code 43 (that Windows has stopped the device). I would greatly appreciate getting help with this to get my iPad running smoothly again