Currently Being ModeratedAug 15, 2011 5:54 PM (in response to lfautrey)
I just experienced an issue that I believe to be the same, but it occurred after I tried to move my iTunes library to a new computer. I did so by creating a new library, then adding the previous library's "iTunes Media" folder into the new library. Everything copied over just fine, but every time I try to enable Genius, it lets me sign in, agree to the license, and then it crashes iTunes with the same message you described above.
I didn't sync any devices, I do have Home Sharing enabled (so the PC is authorized), and I don't quite know what's up. Genius worked on the previous computer perfectly.
The new PC's details: Windows 7 (SP1) 64-bit, 2GB RAM, ~1.0 Mbps download connection, 1 Ghz Dual-core AMD processor.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2011 1:44 PM (in response to lfautrey)
Wish I had an answer. Same problem, same version, same OS.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 12, 2011 10:33 AM (in response to lfautrey)
Same here with Tyler.Wayne. I also have Windows 7 (64-bit). I just updated to iTunes 10.5 yesterday thinking that it would get fixed, but it seems like this isn't that common of a problem.
I turned Genius off and was only able to turn it back on when there were no songs in my library.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 28, 2011 7:55 AM (in response to lfautrey)
I updated to 10.5.1 and am still having the same issue. Has anyone found anything that works? I've uninstalled/reinstalled, run as admin, checked the integrity of my library, and can do all other iTunes functions, just not the Genius (seems ironic). Any help? I love this feater and hate that I can't use it.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 20, 2011 12:59 PM (in response to lfautrey)
any luck with this ? same issue myself when i moved to new computer and it hangs on step1 ?? tried everything suggested with no luck
Currently Being ModeratedDec 20, 2011 1:11 PM (in response to lfautrey)
I'm having this issue on my Acer Aspire one. Everything else is fine. I was hoping the icloud stuff would allow genius without the PC, but I don't see anything like that...anyone else?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 20, 2011 1:18 PM (in response to Terry From Powhatan)
i also have an acer aspire one but its only new.. same issue for me with itunes match. It loads and gathers ok with no songs but as soon as you put a song in it hangs and then closes itunes on me .. very frustrating
Currently Being ModeratedDec 21, 2011 11:57 AM (in response to kaner88)
Ok, I also have an Acer and have done every troubleshooting step known to man. Uninstalled, reinstalled, updated, created new profile and new library and it crashed after imported 1 CD. Disabled AV software and firewall with 0 success. I opened a ticket with a specialist and we sent my computer spec information that iTunes to a programmer. Haven't heard back yet and really want to get it back running!! I really liked using it!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 23, 2011 7:15 AM (in response to lfautrey)
I also have a newer Acer Aspire. Don't know if the problem is related or not. Spent all sorts of time yesterday turning services off through msconfig to look for conflict --> no good.
Hopefully you get somewhere, lfautrey. I've gotten no help from Apple, Windows or Acer; one of those classic "it's not us it's them" support scenarios. Most frustrating.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 24, 2011 11:10 AM (in response to lfautrey)
Same problem for me using an Acer Aspire One. I think we're seeing a pattern. It is too bad because I really love using Genius. Hopefully a fix goes out soon.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 28, 2011 6:55 AM (in response to bach13)
I haven't heard anything back from Apple support yet. I have the technician's phone number so I'm going to give him a call after the holidays if I don't hear the email follow up. I chatted with Acer support and they're recommending I call the paid "Answers By" technicians. Not sure if I'll do it yet. It works under a brand new administrator profile with one song that I downloaded from the iTunes site but as soon as I import one CD and update Genius it crashes. I love Genius and really, really want it back. Help Apple!!!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 28, 2011 7:47 AM (in response to lfautrey)
Let us know what you find Ifautrey. Apple please help us out! Genius is a great feature and I am really missing it.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 29, 2011 10:13 AM (in response to Terry From Powhatan)
I am noticing a patern here as i have the same problem. I recently decided to transfer my files from my macbook air to my acer aspire and when i tried to run genius on the acer it crashed itunes. So i figure its got to be something with acer aspires and genius just not being able to run. So i would just wait for another update because you have to figure, since this is a fairly popular type of computer, that there getting alot of complaints and will come in with a patch soon. Until then i recomend going to genres and activating shuffle.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 7, 2012 4:03 PM (in response to lfautrey)
Any updates on this lfautrey? I notice I can't do the icloud match either!