TS1436: Can't burn a CD in iTunes for WindowsLearn about Can't burn a CD in iTunes for Windows
Currently Being ModeratedMar 23, 2013 12:38 PM (in response to RicBucklew)
I'd start with the following document, with one modification. At step 12 after typing GEARAspiWDM press the Enter/Return key once prior to clicking OK. (Pressing Return adds a carriage return in the field and is important.)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 2, 2013 8:48 AM (in response to b noir)
I have the same issue as TS1436 & saw your reply/solution above... I'm your average non-tech casual ITunes user, so the # of issues re: uninstall/reinstall & problems this so often creates looks more than a little frustrating. I've already had to uninstall ITunes once for a different issue; after reading the doc you reference, it appears that was possibly the cause of the PC then not recognizing the CD/DVD drive, meaning I had to reload those drivers, which led to the current problem with ITunes & now another uninstall/reinstall. Seems new software shouldn't be this hard or time-consuming. OK, no more complaining, sorry...
I have 2 questions:
1) Rather than do an uninstall/reinstall, is it easier to just skip that step and follow the doc you reference for manually installing the device filter to ITunes? (using Windows 7)
2) I have lots of space & my ITunes library is small (new PC). For the purpose of just getting through this uninstall process, can I just temporarily backup a copy of the library to another file on the hard drive (as opposed to an external drive)? I understand there's a risk if the system crashes, but that seems unlikely (i hope!)
Thanks for your help...
Currently Being ModeratedApr 22, 2013 5:11 AM (in response to b noir)
I followed the steps exactly, however it still has the same message that pops up when I reinstall iTunes, and now when I connect my iPhone to install, it says it can't be completed because the driver is not digitally signed, and that I should download the driver for it, but when I go to do that I get a message that tells me it's already installed. Any solutions?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 24, 2013 1:31 PM (in response to RicBucklew)
My problem is that I have removed and re-installed it (twice) and it erases my cd drive and I have to go to my computer support to re-install the cd drive. I have the most current itunes and this is on windows 8. (I know first mistake) but I really would like this to work. This computer is 2 weeks old.
I am NOT a happy Apple person from day one of getting my phone. I have had a defective phone out of the package, I have lost all my contacts twice, it erased some of them at another time. I have driven 1 1/2 hrs twice to an Apple store because it freezes and turns off and will not turn back on. I was told at the apple store once that I received a corrupt update. Some one REALLY has to convince me when my upgrade is due to stay with apple,
How do I fix the problem with the drivers?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 23, 2013 8:12 AM (in response to RicBucklew)
I fixed it by removing GEARAspiWDM, and all registry values, went into windows\system32 folder and removed the dll files associated with GEAR. I then rebooted, checked device manager and my dvd drive was now recognized and there was no yellow ! , so I then uninstalled itunes, reinstalled it from a download at apple, and viola!!! i was able to burn my playlist. yeah!!!!! Oh i then checked the properties of my cd/dvd drivers, and GEARAspiWDM was there with the C:Windows\system32\DRIVERS\cdrom, and both had digital driver signed. It took about an hour to get this all done, but well worth the effort since itunes is pretty much in control of all my media. Anyways I hope that this helps and that if anyone else has this same problem, please just read
Currently Being ModeratedJul 28, 2013 11:31 PM (in response to b noir)
It's amazing how one keystroke can let you in or keep you out of a program (with error messages).
Oh btw this worked for me.
Thanks for that.