7 Replies Latest reply: Aug 27, 2009 10:53 PM by iPoo'd
Styliztik Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Why is Apple iTunes the slowest running program on my computer? Everything else is virtually instant. Take 3 seconds for my internet browser to open, and about 3 minutes for iTunes to open. No joke. My computer is fully defragged(as of July 15th, 2009) and is still in pretty good shape. No viruses can be detected either. What's up?

Toshiba, Windows XP
  • 1. Re: iTunes is slow?
    Damiene27 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I am also having the same problem as yours.

    I think it's my computer that has problems, but my notebook is new and I just bought it two months ago, intel atom processor...

    Even the synchronizing of my iPod is slow...

    Can someone please help us.

    Thanks in advance
  • 2. Re: iTunes is slow?
    Styliztik Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Also, everytime I click anywhere in the program it takes about 10 seconds to show any change at all.
  • 3. Re: iTunes is slow?
    grewgirl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have the same issue with "slowness" on my notebook, serious lag when I try to do anything in iTunes. I'm storing all the files on the HDD, and I have a fairly new system with very few programs running.

    Dell Studio 15, Core2 Duo, Vista 64bit
  • 4. Re: iTunes is slow?
    Styliztik Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I sure am glad I come here to get help and fail at that. I'm becoming very annoyed that I can't do jack in iTunes without this popping up.

  • 5. Re: iTunes is slow?
    Katrina S. Level 7 Level 7 (24,085 points)
    Try doing an itunes repair from Control Panel > Add/Remove programs
  • 6. Re: iTunes is slow?
    Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (89,730 points)

    Make sure you have sufficient disk space even though you optimized the disk.

    Open My Computer. Point to the "C" disk. A tooltip should pop up indicating how much free disk space is available.

    If that is indeed a problem... Start>Help & Support Center. Where you see Search on the left, type in
    "free disk space" in the search field and click the right arrow. (omit the quote marks) for help.

    Also, from the iTunes Menu Bar, select Help/Run Diagnostics and select: Network connectivity tests and click Next.

  • 7. Re: iTunes is slow?
    iPoo'd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    no one can help me either. i'm running itunes on a very nice mac. i have a fairly large library (120GB) but i have the same problem. it can take up to a minute at times to play song no matter how i select it and scolling is sluggish to say the least. i thought it was because of the size of my library but my roommate is running a 30GB library on an almost identical mac and he's having the same problems. if anyone knows a solution or explanation for this problem then please please PLEASE drop me a line. i am a very loyal mac user and i hate for this software problem to come between me and my beloved mac.