Currently Being ModeratedMay 21, 2013 4:55 AM (in response to fluffytom82)
See if this helps.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 21, 2013 3:08 PM (in response to keeferaf)
thanks for your reply.
Yes, except n°1 - empty Temp directory, I had tried/checked all of those.
I emptied the local temp folder tonight, but it still won't work.
Please note: the installation doesn't give me any problem. The program was working fine, until at one point *plouf* it stopped working. I can re-install it without any problem, it just crashes when opening.
\\edit\\ I seem to have located the problem, it's in the library files. If I re-install iTunes without my library, it works fine (though there is no music in it, yet). As soon as I import my library, or replace the My Music\iTunes folder with the old one, it stops working.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 22, 2013 11:55 AM (in response to fluffytom82)
Ok, getting closer to the source of the problem...
1) starting iTunes with an empty library: OK
2) starting iTunes with my library imported, but with the external drive containing the actual music deactivated: OK
3) starting iTunes with my library, and the external drive containing the actual music connected: BUG!
So iTunes suddenly doesn't recognise the hard drive, or recognises it but crashes trying to read it.
Looking at the processes, iTunes goes up to using 15% of my CPU before crashing. To compare: Firefox with 4 tabs open, including a streaming video, only takes about 0,4%...
Currently Being ModeratedMay 23, 2013 2:47 AM (in response to fluffytom82)
Ok, it seems to be working for the moment.
While "re-ordering" my library, iTunes has changed a bunch of file names from Greek/Arabic/Russian to incomprehensible chatter. I renamed the files by hand, one by one (took me over three hours), giving them their original name, and iTunes seems to be functionning again.
I was lucky to be able to locate all of them...
Subject closed! (for now...)