iPad is locked

Ok, my iPad is in a locked state and the screen shows a slide bar saying "update iTunes". The problem is that everything is frozen. Nothing on the screen works. I can turn it off or to sleep mode, but when it starts up, the same exact screen is showing.
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Randal RedbergEE Managing MemberAsked:
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JohnConnect With a Mentor Business Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Given all the above, have you tried plugging it into the computer with iTunes that syncs this iPhone's contents.

That may allow it to come out of its state. Since a soft reset (per the above posts) has not worked, the next step is normally a hard reset.

So then try connecting it to iTunes to see if it will recover.

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Paul MacDonaldDirector, Information SystemsCommented:
How to hard-reset an iPad.

Bear in mind you may need to do this more than once.
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aadihCommented:
"Turn it off and on again (hold down the power and home buttons until it turns off, then turn it back on again)." from the discussions at:

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4961314?tstart=0 >.
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Randal RedbergEE Managing MemberAuthor Commented:
I really don't want to do a hard reset. I did that once to my phone and it pretty much wiped it clean including all of my photos.
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Randal RedbergEE Managing MemberAuthor Commented:
I did try the soft reset of holding down the power and home buttons. Actually I tried that several times without any result.
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Randal RedbergEE Managing MemberAuthor Commented:
Thank you Thinkpads_User. That's exactly what it was. I had not updated anything in a long time and I think that it needed to run the new updates. Thank you guys for the other comments as well.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Randy - Thanks for the update and I was happy to help. Thanks for coming into the forum here and again, I was happy to work with you.

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