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Hi, I have been having a weird problem with iTunes. It won’t open. When I try to open iTunes it never pops up. If I go and check my processes it is there and using 30-40% of my CPU. If I leave it, it eventually stops using CPU but it still never opens the GUI. I have tried reinstalling iTunes upgrading from 4.6-4.7 and reinstalling Windows (unrelated as for why) but nothing seems to work. The truly odd part is that if I restart my computer and open iTunes first thing it opens (75% of the time) but if it has been on for any length of time... nothing. Any ideas?

Definite reps for help... this one is freaking me out.
 

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just a guess but go to the device manager then go to the primary ide channel then click on the advanced tab and see what mode your hardrive is on PIO or DMA
 

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just a guess but go to the device manager then go to the primary ide channel then click on the advanced tab and see what mode your hardrive is on PIO or DMA
It's running in DMA mode.
 

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iTunes is fully up to date. I am 99% sure I dont have a virus, I just reformatted last week. Also, I have great anti-virus. This is the most frustrating computer problem I have ever had. SOMEONE HELP!!!
 

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iTunes is fully up to date. I am 99% sure I dont have a virus, I just reformatted last week. Also, I have great anti-virus. This is the most frustrating computer problem I have ever had. SOMEONE HELP!!!

Go to Run - type "Msconfig", check the startup to see if it boots at start, if it does then it is running in the background when you are trying to open it which is why it won't opne, if that is not the case, just uninstall then reinstall the program.
 

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Go to Run - type "Msconfig", check the startup to see if it boots at start, if it does then it is running in the background when you are trying to open it which is why it won't opne, if that is not the case, just uninstall then reinstall the program.

I have everthing I can think of to get to work (see first post for details) I looked and itunes is not set to open on start up. The only thing I can think of is that I have to many songs in my play list. 28000+ (no i didn't type an extra zero). but iTunes says it supports 40000+ so...
 

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I have everthing I can think of to get to work (see first post for details) I looked and itunes is not set to open on start up. The only thing I can think of is that I have to many songs in my play list. 28000+ (no i didn't type an extra zero). but iTunes says it supports 40000+ so...

Disable Itoon in startup, then reboot, start the program and see if that works.
 

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Disable Itoon in startup, then reboot, start the program and see if that works.

I said iTunes is NOT set to open on start up.
 

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I said iTunes is NOT set to open on start up.

sorry about that, have you tried to reinstall the program yet?
 

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sorry about that, have you tried to reinstall the program yet?

Yes, three times.
 

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Yes, three times.

In that case I think it is either a virus or a problem with load time because of the amount of songs you have.
 

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bsman, i have the same problem. ive tried the older and newest version and nothing seems to work. it only opens when i first install it and then it says it had an error and closes itself. when i reboot and try to open it, it does nothing.

you're right, its VERY frustrating especially when you have a new ipod and cant put on new songs because of itunes malfunctioning.

p.s. yes ive uninstalled and reinstalled. 11 times. anyone with some help or an answer, it was be much appreciated.
 

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bsman, i have the same problem. ive tried the older and newest version and nothing seems to work. it only opens when i first install it and then it says it had an error and closes itself. when i reboot and try to open it, it does nothing.

you're right, its VERY frustrating especially when you have a new ipod and cant put on new songs because of itunes malfunctioning.

p.s. yes ive uninstalled and reinstalled. 11 times. anyone with some help or an answer, it was be much appreciated.

Well, mine is a little different, I never get an error message it just never opens.
 

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According to the website it says,
Windows System Requirements
  • Windows XP or 2000
  • 500 MHz Pentium class processor or better
  • QuickTime 6.5.2 (included)
  • 128 MB RAM minimum/256 RAM recommended
  • Latest Windows service packs recommended
  • Supported CD-RW drive to burn CDs, video display card, soundcard
  • DSL, cable modem, or LAN-based high-speed Internet connection recommended for buying and streaming music
Do you guys both have all windows updates downloaded and installed?

Also I had found a discussion about this problem on the official iTunes forum http://discussions.info.apple.com/[email protected]/20

It sounds like they also have the same problems and got them resolved, let me know if this helps.
 

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Been following this thread as I have the same problem.

The link Lostnhell posted appears to be broken - Can you check and repost pls.

Thanks
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ok so i HAD the same problem...
i would open itunes... nothing but the hour glass would pop up.
then if i went to the taskmaster it would say itunes.exe was running... so ive been looking around on a billion and one forums for the past like 5 days trying to find somebody that could help.
finally i found the one person that solved my problem.
here is his exact post on this website...

http://www.msfn.org/board/add-reply-f89-to109724.html

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I spent like 3 hours trying to find a fix for this for my dad and finally found it!

A quick story:
I am on an nLite'd version of XP Pro. My dad has an iPod shuffle which he just loves and wanted me to sync some music for him. So, I got the music he wanted and then remembered I needed to install iTunes. So, I downloaded iTunes and installed it, and then, to my dismay, it would not run. But it was in the Task Manager. So, I began searching google and stumbled upon this thread. I tried most of the fixes... None worked. Then, I saw one that said to download several DLL files. So I go the dll files and copied them to my system32 directory. It still didn't work, so I was about to give up. After a few minutes of blankly staring at my destop waiting for iTunes to possible poke it's head up and I may catch a glimpse of it. It didn't show up and then a thought hammer thrust itself into my skull: Maybe I had to register them, I thought to myself. So I ran regsvr32 on sll of the DLL's I had just downloaded and rebooted and it worked.

In conclusion:
You need the following DLL's:
sccbase.dll
sccsccp.dll
slbcsp.dll
slbiop.dll
wmasf.dll
wmidx.dll
slbrccsp.dll
And you need to register most of them.

But since I am bored on a Friday night and have nothing to except wait in anticipation for my new PC parts to get here some time next week, I decided to make a folder of all those DLL's and a .bat to register them.

I put them in a nice little .zip and it can be downloaded from:
http://www.mediafire.com/?ynl0lctykly

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if your not good with computers all you have to do is download that file... then once you have it saved somewhere go to where you saved it.
right click the icon and hit "extract files" and hit ok.
you should get a folder now.
once you have the folder open it up and you should have 7 .dll files in there and a .bat file...
copy the 7 .dll files into this location on your computer....
C:\\WINDOWS\\system32
you can just open mycomputer and type that in and it will bring you there.
if your like me 2 of the .dlls were already in there so just dont replace them.
but once you have those other .dlls in there double click the .bat file you got from downloading that.
once youve done that... just close everything and restart you computer... open itunes and bam! music =] hope this helps! worked for me and probably a lot of others. good luck!
 

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sorry to bump up this old thread, but i wanna say thanks to shadow3595 for helping me open itunes on my computer =)

i just bricked my ipod nano while using it as a usb to update my laptop bios, which didn't obviously didn't turn out too good, not a well thought out plan.. but luckily, i could finally open itunes and restore my ipod back to its original factory settings and all is well now
 
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