What happens when you attempt to move to the next screen?
First, let’s attempt resolving this issue with your Apple device by trying a hard reset, then proceed from there if that does not resolve the problem:
Disconnect the device from it's cord, if plugged in.
Press and hold your Sleep/Wake button (on the top right) and Home button (on the front) together for around 10 seconds.
When the Apple logo appears, release both buttons.
The next thing you should see after the Apple logo is the home screen a few minutes later.
If the above does not work, plug it straight into a power outlet and try again.
If you press the home button , does the screen reappear and are you able to swipe to move on to the next screen?
Is this a new iPad you just purchased or are you trying to finish an upgrade?
Try turning the iPad completely off and back on...
Press and hold the sleep/wake button on the top until you see the red slider and slide the red slider across to the right OR until the device simply shuts off, if locked up.
how do you normally back up this iPad, with iTunes or via iCloud?
The following procedure is a special firmware recovery mode (DFU). It will erase your Apple device, removing any passcodes, re-install the operating system, and then re-sync user data once it is done (provided you have a backup of some kind).
Make sure you have downloaded and installed the latest version of iTunes on your computer before attempting this:
(Mac users can run System Preferences > Software Update (or “Apple Store” for OS X 10.9 users) > Check now to get the latest version for their system in most cases.)
* Open iTunes on your computer and connect the Apple device directly to it
* Turn off the Apple device (press the sleep/wake button on the top until the device completely shuts off).
* Hold down the sleep/wake button (on the top) AND the home button (on the front) for 10 seconds
* Release the sleep/wake button but CONTINUE to hold the home button, until...
* iTunes should pop up and tell you it’s found a device in recovery mode, click OK and continue along for the restore.
Note: it may ask whether you wish to restore a backup from iTunes or from iCloud. You should use iCloud.
When it has completely finished, you should be back up and running.
The iCloud restore may take some time.
Your device is restored as follows: Your settings and accounts are restored from the iCloud backup you chose. Your device restarts and begins downloading your purchased music, movies, TV shows, apps, books, Camera Roll, and other content.
You may be asked to enter passwords for iTunes, App Store, and iBookstore accounts to restore purchased items. If your device can’t download the version of an app that was backed up, it downloads the latest version.
Progress bars appear below Home screen icons for apps being downloaded. To make an app a priority for downloading, tap its icon.
To check if the information on your device is fully restored, go to Settings > iCloud > Backup.
As long as you have a back up on iCloud then it should recover most everything.
Unfortunately, we've tried the other alternatives and once it comes back to the same screen you say it does not work, this means the update did not complete correctly, so a Restore is required. :-(