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Itunes 8 continues to not open up (

After installing and uninstalling itunes 8 it does not open up for me at all.

It keeps telling me that it has encountered a problem and closes down.Have installed v8 a dozen times, uninstalled it same amount of times but it will NOT OPEN!!. What is wrong with it?????

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  • norton238 Feb 14, 2009

    I of course have tried this. Diabling firewall made no differnce.

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Yout i tunes software conflivt with other software.
try to remove all temporarily files.
uninstall software delete all its istallation folders in c://program files ten install again.also scan your computer with antivirus.
also run check disk with following command so it fixes harddisk error.
go to start menu then run type there "chkdsk /r"
then presss "y" then restart the computer then it recovers the hardisk errors.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

For starters try uninstall again. Thereafter disable your antivirus and/or firewall, then re-install Version 8.

Postback results/updates. Good luck and thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Feb 14, 2009

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    Louie Role Feb 14, 2009

    Appreciate the quick response. A couple more steps that may address your issue:


    • after the uninstall, clear your cookies, temp, Internet Temp, and all others. Empty your Recycle Bin, perform a Disk Cleanup;

    • boot in Safe Mode and do the same;

    • incidentally, you may want to scan/clean virus and malwares;

    • boot into Normal Mode and log in as Administrator;

    • with your antivirus and firewall still off, try again the re-install.


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Do a system restore to a date before you installed itunes for the first time.

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    Ginko Feb 14, 2009

    Do First a system restore to a date before you started having problem with Itunes, or you installed Itunes for the first time.

    If this does not work, then try creating a new user profile, and installing Itunes in there. If it works under the new user, then move all your data into the new profile, and get rid of the old user.


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How did you uninstall itunes? If you run into an error, or your computer while your itunes was installing, it could leave things behind messing up all the other installations as well. What you need to do is first of all make sure you don't have any instances of itunes open, or trying to be opened. Then you can go ahead and run the uninstaller on itunes.

Then you will need to go into explorer (windows+e, or right click on your My Computer icon and press "explore" from the menu), navigate to C:\Program Files\ and delete the itunes folder completely. If you get an error saying something to the effect of "This file/folder is being used by another program, please stop that program and try again." go ahead and restart your computer, and try to delete the folder again when your computer comes back up.

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My itunes just stopped working one day and now i can not reinstall it on my computer


Learn how to completely uninstall iTunes, QuickTime, and other essential software components from your Windows XP PC.
How ToFor Windows Vista or Windows 7, see this article.
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In some rare instances, it may be necessary to remove all traces of iTunes, QuickTime, and related software components from your computer before reinstalling iTunes.
Use the Control Panel to uninstall iTunes and related software components in the following order:
  1. iTunes
  2. QuickTime
  3. Apple Software Update
  4. Apple Mobile Device Support
  5. Bonjour
  6. Apple Application Support (iTunes 9 or later)
Important: You may see various alert messages if you uninstall these applications in a different order or only uninstall certain components.
For detailed steps on removing and reinstalling iTunes and related components on Windows XP, refer to the following steps:
Removing iTunes Note: iTunes Store purchases or songs imported from CDs are saved in your My Music folder by default and are not deleted by removing iTunes.
  1. Quit iTunes.
  2. From the Start menu, choose Control Panel.
  3. In Control Panel, open Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Select iTunes from the list of currently installed programs, then click Remove.
  5. When asked if you would like to remove iTunes, select Yes.
  6. After the uninstallation is complete, do not restart your computer if you are prompted to.
  7. If other program entries were listed for iTunes in Add or Remove Programs, remove those as well.
  8. In Add or Remove Programs, remove any iPod Updater applications that are listed in the same fashion as iTunes was removed.
Removing QuickTime
  1. Quit QuickTime Player.
  2. From the Start menu, choose Control Panel.
  3. In Control Panel, open Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Select QuickTime from the list of currently installed programs, then click Uninstall.
  5. When asked if you would like to remove QuickTime, click Yes.
  6. After the uninstallation is complete, do not restart your computer if you are prompted to.
  7. If other program entries were listed for QuickTime in Add or Remove Programs, remove those as well.
Removing Apple Software Update
  1. Quit Apple Software Update.
  2. From the Start menu, choose Control Panel.
  3. In Control Panel, open Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Select Apple Software Update from the list of currently installed programs, then click Uninstall.
  5. When asked if you would like to remove Apple Software Update, click Yes.
  6. After the uninstallation is complete, do not restart your computer if you are prompted to.
  7. If other program entries were listed for Apple Software Update in Add or Remove Programs, remove those as well.
Removing Apple Mobile Device Support
  1. From the Start menu, choose Control Panel.
  2. In Control Panel, open Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select Apple Mobile Device Support from the list of currently installed programs, then click Uninstall.
  4. When asked if you would like to remove Apple Mobile Device Support, click Yes.
  5. After the uninstallation is complete, do not restart your computer if you are prompted to.
Notes: Do not manually delete the Mobile Device Support folder located at C:Program FilesCommon FilesApple. Use Add or Remove Programs as described in the steps above.
Removing Bonjour
  1. From the Start menu, choose Control Panel.
  2. In Control Panel click "Add or Remove Programs."
  3. Select Bonjour from the list of currently installed programs then click Uninstall.
  4. When asked if you would like to remove Bonjour click Yes.
  5. After the uninstallation is complete do not restart your computer if you are prompted to.
Removing Apple Application Support (iTunes 9 or later)
  1. From the Start menu, choose Control Panel.
  2. In Control Panel, open Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select Apple Application Support from the list of currently installed programs, then click Uninstall.
  4. When asked if you would like to remove Apple Application Support, click Yes.
  5. After the uninstallation is complete, do not restart your computer if you are prompted to.
Verify iTunes and related components are completely uninstalled
  1. Restart your computer.
  2. After the computer restarts, open Local Disk (C:) located in Computer or whichever hard disk your programs are installed on.
  3. Open the Program Files folder.
  4. Right-click the iTunes folder, choose Delete, and choose Yes when asked to confirm the deletion. Note: This folder may have already been deleted if iTunes was successfully removed.
  5. Right-click the iPod folder, choose Delete, and choose Yes when asked to confirm the deletion. Click Continue if Windows needs confirmation or permission to continue.
  6. Right-click the QuickTime folder (if it exists), choose Delete, and choose Yes when asked to confirm the deletion. Click Continue if Windows needs confirmation or permission to continue.
  7. Right-click the Bonjour folder (if it exists), choose Delete, and choose Yes when asked to confirm the deletion. Click Continue if Windows needs confirmation or permission to continue.
  8. Open the Common Files folder.
  9. Right-click the Apple folder (if it exists), choose Delete, and choose Yes when asked to confirm the deletion. Click Continue if Windows needs confirmation or permission to continue.
  10. Open Local Disk (C:) located in Computer or whichever hard disk your operating system is installed on.
  11. Open the Windows folder.
  12. Open the System32 folder.
  13. Right-click the QuickTime file (if it exists), choose Delete, and choose Yes when asked to confirm the deletion. Click Continue if Windows needs confirmation or permission to continue.
  14. Right-click the QuickTimeVR file (if it exists), choose Delete, and choose Yes when asked to confirm the deletion. Click Continue if Windows needs confirmation or permission to continue.
  15. Right-click the Recycle Bin and choose Empty Recycle Bin
Reinstalling iTunes and related components After verifying that iTunes is completely uninstalled, you should download and install the latest version of iTunes.
Additional Information iPodService.exe Alert Follow these steps if the message, "Cannot delete iPodService.exe: It is being used by another person or program" appears when you try to delete the iPod folder.
  1. Make sure that iTunes and the iPod Updater utility are not open.
  2. Press and hold Control-Alt-Delete. Select Start Task Manager.
  3. Click the Processes tab.
  4. Locate "iPodService.exe" in the list.
  5. Click "iPodService.exe" and choose End Process.
  6. Quit the Task Manager.

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Itunes drivers for importing and burning CDs/DVDs missing where can i get them? Bill


It seems that some users installing iTunes 8 on Windows systems are encountering an error message:

“ERROR: The registry settings used by the iTunes drivers for importing and burning cds and dvds are missing… Please re-install iTunes”

iTunes uses GEAR software drivers for importing and burning CD’s & DVD’s. Re-installing (or installing the latest GEAR drivers seems to fix this problem. No reboot required for this install.

You can get the current GEAR drivers here: http://www.gearsoftware.com/support/drivers.cfm

If this does not fix your problem download a fresh installer for iTunes here: http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/

Uninstall iTunes, reboot, & then do a fresh install of iTunes.

Hope This Help You

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Silly question maybe but have you installed the program that you downloaded? If not, double click on the file you downloaded and install.

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Itunes 8 won't open up


It is recommended to disable the anti-virus during the download. Simply because there are so many different anti-virus software versions available and they can (and sometimes have) caused iTunes to not download correctly if at all.
Your OS is your Operating System. IE: windows xp 2002 If you do not know what service pack you are running you can check it by opening your start menu and right clicking on My Computer. When the drop down appears, click on Properties. Here you will see
System:
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Version 2002 (SERVICE PACK SHOULD BE LISTED HERE)
if its not service pack three then you need to update your operating system.
You can do that by clicking on the Automatic Updates tab. Make sure that Turn off Automatic Updates is NOT selected. I prefer the middle option of letting me pick which updates to install or not install personally.
I would do the check on your OS before uninstalling and reinstalling iTunes for sure though. Let me know how it goes :)

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After updating Itunes to 8 itunes wont' open


go to task manager (CTRL+ALT+DEL) and go to the processes tab. then find, itunes.exe on the far left hand column. then below it should be iTunesHelp.exe click both of those and choose End Process on the bottom bar. Hope this helps. :-)

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Itunes 8 continues to not open up (


Right click on it and select run as administrator. if that doesn't work.

Remove itunes from add or remove programs, do a search for itunes on your harddrive and delete all folders with itunes or apple on it. there are probably some files in documents and settings folder that need to be removed.

basiclly the itunes and apple software needs to be fully removed and then reinstalled.

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