4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 6, 2010 8:41 AM by WatcherOfTheSkies
Donello Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
When I connect iPod to my work computer, iTunes doesn't open. If it's already opened and I connect it, it says it's connected, but doesn't show in iTunes and iTunes freezes.

I use the same iPod on my home computer and never have any problems.

I've completely reinstalled iTunes - get same problem. If I reboot the computer after having this problem, Windows starts to shut down, then freezes on a blank screen and I have to turn it off manually. Often it says 'iTunes not responding / Closing iTunes - please wait' even though iTunes never properly opened in the first place. Rebooting the computer and trying again doesn't help. BUT, if I keep rebooting and trying again, it eventually sometimes works.

The frustrating thing is that sometimes it works fine for days and then suddenly it stops working even though I haven't changed any settings. Then the next day it will work fine again. You'd think it would either work or it wouldn't.

I doubt there's a magical quick fix for this, but thought I'd see if anyone has any ideas..?? Very frustrating and wastes a lot of my time endlessly rebooting!!

ASUS Chassis, Vento M9, Windows XP Pro
  • 1. Re: iTunes freezes when I connect iPod
    b noir Level 9 Level 9 (71,995 points)
    Hmmmm. What security software (firewall, antivirus, antispyware) do you have on the work PC? Is it set to scan attached drives?

    What operating system is on the work PC? XP, Vista or 7?
  • 2. Re: iTunes freezes when I connect iPod
    philgunney Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    i am having the same problem and using windows 7 and windows security essentials
  • 3. Re: iTunes freezes when I connect iPod
    WatcherOfTheSkies Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Me too. If iTunes is open, it freezes when trying to connect Nano 4th gen. Even if I simply want to use iTunes without usb connection to Nano it freezes.
    Any and all suggestions that haven't been posted already ('cause I've tried everything) is appreciated.
    Here's my diagnostic report:
    Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition Service Pack 2 (Build 6002)
    Hewlett-Packard HP Pavilion dv2700 Notebook PC
    iTunes 9.0.2.25
    QuickTime 7.6.5
    FairPlay 1.5.23
    Apple Application Support 1.1.0
    iPod Updater Library 9.0d11
    CD Driver 2.2.0.1
    CD Driver DLL 2.1.1.1
    Apple Mobile Device 2.6.0.32
    Apple Mobile Device Driver 1.45.0.0
    Bonjour 1.0.6.2 (118.5)

    iTunes Serial Number AEC0D49AE77BC75C

    Current user is not an administrator.
    The current local date and time is 2009-12-30 23:19:12.
    iTunes is not running in safe mode.

    Video Display Information

    Intel Corporation, Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family
    Intel Corporation, Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family


    ** External Plug-ins Information **

    No external plug-ins installed.

    ** Network Connectivity Tests **

    Network Adapter Information

    Adapter Name: {D78E2777-3F8F-4EC8-8456-D2DB635E349C}
    Description: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
    IP Address: 192.168.1.40
    Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway: 192.168.1.1
    DHCP Enabled: Yes
    DHCP Server: 192.168.1.1
    Lease Obtained: Wed Dec 30 22:58:56 2009

    Lease Expires: Thu Dec 31 22:58:56 2009

    DNS Servers: 192.168.1.1
    192.168.1.1

    Adapter Name: {1F818321-7941-4906-A95E-C1A735BDB919}
    Description: Marvell Yukon 88E8039 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
    IP Address: 0.0.0.0
    Subnet Mask: 0.0.0.0
    Default Gateway: 0.0.0.0
    DHCP Enabled: Yes
    DHCP Server:
    Lease Obtained: Wed Dec 31 19:00:00 1969

    Lease Expires: Wed Dec 31 19:00:00 1969

    DNS Servers:

    Active Connection: LAN Connection
    Connected: Yes
    Online: Yes
    Using Modem: No
    Using LAN: Yes
    Using Proxy: No
    SSL 3.0 Support: Enabled
    TLS 1.0 Support: Enabled

    Firewall Information

    Windows Firewall is off.
    ZoneAlarm Firewall is installed.

    Connection attempt to Apple web site was successful.
    Connection attempt to iTunes Store was successful.
    Secure connection attempt to iTunes Store was successful.
    Secure connection attempt to iPhone activation server was successful.
    Last successful store access was 2009-11-16 13:39:49.


    ** CD/DVD Drive Tests **

    LowerFilters: Pfc (2.5.0.204),
    UpperFilters: GEARAspiWDM (2.2.0.1),

    E: Optiarc DVD RW AD-7561A, Rev GH09
    Drive is empty.



    ** iPod/iPhone Connectivity Tests **

    iPodService 9.0.2.25 is currently running.
    iTunesHelper 9.0.2.25 is currently running.
    Apple Mobile Device service 2.50.39.0 is currently running.

    Universal Serial Bus Controllers:

    Intel(R) ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2830. Device is working properly.
    Intel(R) ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2831. Device is working properly.
    Intel(R) ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2832. Device is working properly.
    Intel(R) ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2834. Device is working properly.
    Intel(R) ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2835. Device is working properly.
    Intel(R) ICH8 Family USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 2836. Device is working properly.
    Intel(R) ICH8 Family USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 283A. Device is working properly.

    FireWire (IEEE 1394) Host Controllers:

    RICOH OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller. Device is working properly.

    Connected Device Information:

    MY IPOD (F:\), iPod nano (4th Generation) running firmware version 1.0.4
    Serial Number: YM931H5L3R0
    Bus Speed: 61440


    ** iPhone/iPod Touch Sync Tests **

    No iPhone or iPod found.

    Message was edited by: WatcherOfTheSkies-http://my3x5s.blogspot.com
  • 4. Re: iTunes freezes when I connect iPod
    WatcherOfTheSkies Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Okay...I'm a knucklehead!
    Bonjour services were being blocked by my ZoneAlarm firewall. I gave full access to internet to Bonjour and everything is working great.

    I found the SOLUTION, for me at least. I hope this helps others because I was beginning to lose hope.

    Open ZoneAlarm>program control>locate Bonjour>right click and select green check mark to allow access...done.
    Bada boom, bada bing. Back in bi'ness.

    Message was edited by: WatcherOfTheSkies