Posting this from my phone as my only computer is dead. Horrible timing as I was hoping to replace it when ipad 2 became easy tio find. Now I have some options:
1. Replace hdd. Have no idea how hard it would be, or expensive through apple store.
2. Buy new laptop. This means no ipad.
3. Get a net book for now to tide me over till I get an ipad
4. Xoom. Another tablet I was considering and would be much easier to find.