iPhone Issues Resolved!

If you have an iPhone and you have lots of Applications...or more to the point you have lots of information that is stored on the handset and not your computer (so exclude Photos, Videos and Music) then you may run into backup issues....this happened to me and yes it took 4.5 Hours to fail on the backup.
DO NOT install applications from the App Store if you have a intermittant 3G/EDGE/GPRS connection or an intermittant WiFI connection as if you get a faulty application your device will restart and "brick" itself....install all applications via iTunes
I would like to point out at this stage that I have 56 applications...these are as follow:
Accufuel
AlcoholAwarePlus
AllRadio
Ambiance
APache Launcher
Aqua Forest
aSleep
aSubnet
A4 challange
Aurora
BA Flights
Banner Free
Bluepulse
BoxOffice
Brain Training
Bubbles
BubbleWrap
CarCare
Comic Touch
The Covertor
Dial Zero
Earth 3D
Easy Task Manager
xposure
Facebook
Files
Fire Drop
Fit v1.03
Fizz Weather
FlOverload
GPS Kit
Hotel
IPrivate
iChillout
iNetwork Test
iShape
KOI Pond
LifeCast
Lifegame
LinkedIn
Midomi
Mocha VNC Lite
Nearby
NearPics
Path Tracker
Pennies
PhoneSaber
Picoli
PWGen
ReMovem
Shazam
Shovel
Showtimes
Simplify Media
Sketches
Smugshot
SnapmyLife
SuperMonkey Ball
Tap Tap Revenge
Tips
Tris
Units
Vicinity
Voicenotes
Weatherbug
Where
Where to GPS
YPMobile
1Password
I found the root cause of the issue was a corrupt application and I have lost all my Camera Roll, SMS, Call History and Notes from my iPhone but on the brink of giving up...but was convienced to try again....
So I did and this time it worked.....follow my steps to resolving your backup issues......
WARNING : You WILL delete you backups if you follow this guide, only follow this guide if you backup is not working
NOTICE: DO NOT connect your iPhone to iTunes until told to do so....

1. Remove iTunes
2. Remove Apple Software Services
3. Remove Quicktime
4. Delete the folders in the following locations:
C:Documents and SettingsUserApplication DataApple Computer
C:Documents and SettingsUserLocal SettingsApplication DataApple
C:Documents and SettingsUserLocal SettingsApplication DataApple Computer
C:Documents and SettingsUserMy DocumentsMy MusiciTunesMobile Applications
C:Program FilesCommon FilesApple
5. Download and Install the latest version of iTunes
6. Manually re-download all your applications
7. Exclude the following folders (and sub-folders) from the anti-virus:
C:Documents and SettingsUserApplication DataApple ComputerMobileSyncBackup
8. Connect your iPhone
9. Wait for detection
10. Click Edit>Preferences
11. Click Syncing tab
12. Place a tick in the box labelled "Disable automatic syncing of iphones and ipods"
13. Click the Restore button
14. Remove all data
15. The firmware will download from the internet
16. The iPhone will be flashed with the new firmware
17. When iPhone is shown in iTunes "Setup as New Device"
18. No syncing will happen
19. Click on Applications
20. Remove the tick from the "Sync all applications" box
21. Enable your Contacts/Calander/Mail/Bookmarks options in the Info tab
21. Apply this and sync
22. Wait for sync to finish
20. Right click on iPhone device in iTunes and click Backup...
21. Wait for the backup to finish
22. Add any Music and Photos
23. Wait for sync to finish
24. Right click on iPhone device in iTunes and click Backup...
25. Click on the Applications tab
26. Re-Tick the "Sync all applications" box
27. Ensure you move the radio button to "Selected Applications"
28. Select the first 5 applications (place a tick next to them)
29. Click Sync
30. Wait for sync to finish
31. Unlock you device and ensure the spinning circle stops spinning (so it is not visable)
32. Right click on iPhone device in iTunes and click Backup...
33. Wait for the backup to finish
34. Select the next 5 applications
35. Click Sync
36. Wait for sync to finish
37. Unlock you device and ensure the spinning circle stops spinning (so it is not visable)
38. Right click on iPhone device in iTunes and click Backup...
39. Wait for the backup to finish
Repeat steps 34-39 until all your applications are installed
40. Re-Install any Web Applications
41. Ensure you take a backup of the folder
C:Documents and SettingsUserApplication DataApple ComputerMobileSyncBackup
42. Reboot your iPhone to ensure all applications work first-time
Hey-presto you have a working iPhone with a working backup...you can now relax! ]]>