Currently Being ModeratedJul 5, 2012 10:55 AM (in response to debra03)
Ok guys! Mystery solved.
I got the crashed Windows Vista machine up..... albeit crawling..... and synced the iPad back with iTunes on it. From the iPad itself, deleted ALL video files (movies and podcasts). From Windows iTunes, by manually managing the audio files, deleted ALL Audio files.
Thereafter got back to MBA iTunes and synced. This time the operation went through.
Thank you for giving the matter a thought. Shared the way I managed to resolve it so that somebody somewhere, trying to do a similar operation and running into similar problem as I, can have some pointers to resolve his/ her issues.
Thank you everyone.