Originally Posted by Overscorp
wich Gapps pack you used? it could be because of the last pack installation, it not ready yet. you should install the 20120717 pack, for more stability
Nah i used the exact right files, but for whatever reason was stuck with this boot logo.
I was able to resolve the issue myself, just took some fiddling as i didnt have my PC set up for android tinkering after a recent reformat.
once i got the SDK installed, the below is how i fixed it in case anyone else hits this same problem.
1. Boot tablet into Fastboot mode
2. Open Command Prompt (Windows)
3. Run the following commands
a) fastboot -w
b) fastboot reboot
4. voila!! fixed and boots through boot animation in approx 30 seconds.
Not sure why clearing userdata and cache from fastboot resolved it as i cleared cache and davlik cache while in CWM but for whatever reason in worked perfectly.