Hello my name if John. Hopefully together we can get this fixed.
Have you plugged it in and let it charge up. Hold the Home button and sleep/wake button till it restarts and you see the apple?
Yes once I see the apple that is where it stops and it stays there
Have you only tried this one time or more than one time?
I've been trying it for about a week now
Have you hooked it up to your PC and or Mac and tried it while it was plugged in to the computer?
Yes, several times. When iTunes sees the ipad it brings up the restore screen, I'm trying to avoid having to do that.
Ok let me research this a little more give me a minute to look this up
Try holding down the volume up key while rebooting the device. That is supposed to disable MS, so it might get you back to a usable state. Although in all honesty, you're probably still going to need to do a restore to get it fully functioning.
Other than this we have tried all the normal methods of getting this up and running. I am truly sorry. I know how frustrating this can be. It has happened to me as well.