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ITunes not working on PC

Ok i have 2 problems with my ipod, the first one is actually due to the fact that itunes will not work on my pc at all... i installed it a while ago and it worked after some minor changes were made. I basically found an older version (something like... version 5.0.1 or something) and it didn't work, so i changed the compatibility of the program to be compatible with windows 2000 (by the way i use windows XP i just used the little utility thing that comes up in the properties menu when you right click the itunes icon on the desktop) and then all of a sudden it worked, then i installed the new itunes over it, and it was fine... now... 3 months on, i have purchased a new HDD and installed windows again (yay) and now this process will not work at all... i am befuddled why it does not work, i used the same method as before and it still won't do anything, please help me with this issue... as dBpower AMP music converter only works SOME of the time... my other issues has to do mainly (and hopefully) with this program... i have transfered music to my ipod with this program pretty well since i had it, but for some reason with 1 particular set of files i recently acquired... it will not sync them at all... i try to sync them 1 by 1 and it does nothing... it says that the files are on the ipod, but when i select the artist and then album on my ipod (when it is NOT attached to the pc) the songs are not there... yet the dBpower AMP music converter seems to think they are.. what is going on here ? please help me with both issues ASAP as these songs are used to wake me up for work in the morning on my pc... and im quite sick of leaving my pc on all night... ^_^ lol.

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  • longers Nov 15, 2007

    My 30g Ipod video will not sync with itunes. I upgraded to the new Apple software and lost over 5000 tracks off my ipod. The tracks are still on itune but will not sync back onto my Ipod.

  • jman0303 Dec 02, 2007

    music erased from ipod mini but still in library. ipod not showing up in itunes but is in the computer. ipod is blinking do not diconnect and battery bar fills up and freezes on full battery with the lightening bolt and still blinking do not disconnect.sometimes it connects and charges but still not found in itunes

  • Luke Wheeler Jan 06, 2008

    upgrading to service pack 2 doesn't work at all i tried that before i posted, its a strange thing for itunes not to work. I have since purchased a vista laptop and also a macbook pro... so there's really not need for me to install itunes on a windows machine anymore... but thanks for the advice fire sine

  • Luke Wheeler Jan 08, 2008

    the music im trying to sync is almost all ripped from cd's i own, there are a few songs that are purchased from sites, but on my xp machine i cannot open itunes at all... and after god knows how many formats... im glad i got a vista machine... altho ill be happier once i get my mac pro =D the new one was released today so im gonna get it through work hehe

  • beewatson Oct 05, 2008

    I can't download cds onto my ipod tell me

  • andrew_1994_ Nov 14, 2008

    i could not open the itunes

  • fishabell14 Jan 16, 2009

    lost my install disk and need to download to my pc so i can download music

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  • penngirl Mar 14, 2009

    I keep getting an error saying it cant open and I installed it for quite many times including quick time and reinstalled it, did not work. please help email is, thanks

  • beth53 Apr 28, 2009

    help,..i had itunes on my laptop and it worked great..put tunes onto my apple touch ipode and then one day i tryed and it would not come up...said short cut is not there or was changed ...this is also with quick time...i took out both .reloaded them ..nothing ..took out again..reload 1 at time and still nothing ..what could be worng..

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As far as itunes working, upgrade your windows to service pack 2, that should remedy that.

Posted on Oct 23, 2007

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    Keith Seekwhensir Jan 08, 2008

    Just because Vista is new doesn't mean it will actually work with all other gadgets/hardware/software. Actually when it came out, it wasnt compatible with microsoft's own mp3 player-zune. is the music that you are looking to sync purchased, or did it come from some p2p software?

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    Keith Seekwhensir Jan 11, 2008

    Thank you mslno5, but 3rd party software that breaks apple SLA, can render incompatibility issues. If you "reload" or re-install you mean- you OS ( i.e windows, linux ) of course you will "lose" Itunes, because it's an Apple application, and not bundled with WINDOWS XP!!!-and requires wiping the current directory. Hence the prefix "re". Certain ipods ( because we all know there are more than a hand full in circulation) require certain version of iTunes. Your iPod's software and hardware system requirements will be printed on the box, if not also in the booklet included, and will come with the version of itunes required to run/install it.

    If you are unsure, there are websites like , that offer healthy amounts of information so that you can become more familiar with the products intentions and capabilities.

    There are also many factors to consider.

    .Apple is in the music selling business, multi-million dollar music selling business. They are aware of the users that utilize p2p programs to download pirated music, which is a whole different argument. ITunes upgrades, limit the endusers abilities sometimes, to duplicate, and further redistribute music. Whether that be copying music from an Ipod back onto a computer ( which the ipod was never intended to do and requires 3rd party software - and if you read the fine print to the SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT, could possibly void the Applecare warranty on said devices.)

    .Don't be surprised if your entire who knows how many gigs of limewire music which may have invalid file extensions, and was never paid for in the first place, is lost or omitted.

    .Also, no one ever said windows was a stable and reliable operating system. Windows users know the hell-of-a time it may take to have the proper drivers/software to make the simplest things compatible. Not to mention, Microsoft's own mp3 player Zune, wasn;t even compatible with Vista the first 2 months after release.

    .Ipods are also tiny fun little hard drives, except with screens, locks, jog wheels and headphone/video outputs. Make sure that the volume/ directory is stable enough for upgrades or 3rd party software. Many users are not familar with proper handling and usage of portable hard disk systems, and subject them to jostling, bouncing and other physical vibrations. I know this because I have personally serviced, rebuilt or pepaired every ipod model that has ever been available.....replacing colors screens to simple batteries. The drive inside you ipod can be spinning at a rate of anywhere between 4200and 5400 rpms. That's 3 times faster than most car engines-then imagine dropping it or subjecting it to impact..........imagine cd walkmans that would skip when you tapped them? This post wasn't intended to preach, but make users aware of exactly the caliber of hardware in these small portable devices.

    Fundamentally, hard drives can suffer one of two classes of failures

    • Predictable ones, when some failure modes, especially mechanical
      wear and aging, happen gradually over time. A monitoring device can
      detect these, much as a temperature dial on the dashboard of an
      automobile can warn a driver — before serious damage occurs — that the
      engine has started to overheat.

    • Unpredictable ones, when other failures may occur suddenly and unpredictably, such as an electronic component failing.

    Mechanical failures, which are usually predictable failures, account for 60 percent of drive failure.[1]
    The purpose of S.M.A.R.T. is to warn a user or system administrator of
    impending drive failure while time remains to take preventative action
    — such as copying the data to a replacement device. Approximately 30%
    of failures can be predicted by S.M.A.R.T.[2] Work at Google
    on over 100,000 drives has shown little overall predictive value of
    S.M.A.R.T. status as a whole, but that certain sub-categories of
    information S.M.A.R.T. implementations might track do correlate with
    actual failure rates - specifically that following the first scan
    error, drives are 39 times more likely to fail within 60 days than
    drives with no such errors and first errors in reallocations, offline
    reallocations, and probational counts are also strongly correlated to
    higher failure probabilities.[3]


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Excellent ipod troubleshooting tips! Corrosion forming on the HDD cable can also create problems. I'd recommend cleaning the silver inputs from time to time to reduce this buildup.

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OK OK i know you guys are trying but there are alternatives even for the OS on the ipod what it sounds like to me is a combination of problems for most of you from compatibility issues to firmware problems sounds like some of you need to just do a full restore and start over as far as your ipod is concerned

i personally run rock box and ipodlinux on my ipod way more functionality and if you just hate itunes or it won't work for you can just drop the music on to your ipod the old fashion way

rock box is as stable as can be <a rel='nofollow' href="">they're main page<a/>and this one is straight to the <a rel='nofollow' href="">compatability chart<a/>

but to use rock box you have to alter your firmware which if you mess up in a worst case scenario means you just do a full restore and your back in business

here is the site for <a rel='nofollow' href="">ipod Linux installer<a/> and if you navigate around they will cover any legal questions about this you might have or how to fix it if you break something

and no it does not void your warranty

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Apple Has a Nice article on this:

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Solution posted by fire sine not appropriate. I am using XP with service pack 2. After reloading XP, lost iTunes. Reinstalled iTunes and moved music from iPod with TransferMyMusic back into iTunes. But while all the songs are in iTunes and on my 30G iPod, will no longer let me add more music to iPod from iTunes even with 20G storage remaining.

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Go to Get Info and unclick "Compilation". If it's a compilation it won't show the different artist, which is actually a cool idea.

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Vista works just go on to and download it again. That amp converter is just gay. Depending on what were you are getting the songs. Example: Like divx. So just download it again and get rid of amp converter.

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SOURCE: downloads music, but doesnt show albums or artists

Some players require files to be placed in appropriate directories. For example audio files should placed in the folder called "audio" and video files in a folder called "video" and so on.
Some mp3 players use a method called "syncing" to transfer songs to mp3 players. Syncing can be done only using the software that comes bundled with the player. Perhaps you should install the software and try using it to copy the songs again?
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Let me know if you need more help.

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