OK, I have been to **** and back since updating iTunes to version 10.5.3.3. Basically it hogs 100% of your CPU. I read all the articles and forums I could find and tried out everything including Win socket resets, re-installations etc. Nothing worked. My objective is purely to get iTunes in any version format to work so I can use iTunes again.
I am now smiling and using iTunes. This is what I did.
SYSTEM RESTORE POINT
As always, create a system restore point so you have something to restore to in case something goes wrong
Go to control panel, programs and uninstall the below Apple related applications
- Apple Software Update
- Apple Mobile Support
- Apple Application Support
- any other Apple related product you can find
Delete or move any *.itl files (iTunes databases)
You need to remove these as when you install an earlier version of iTunes it will not be compatible with the newer version
Run a registry cleaner. I used the free one as part of the Tweaknow Power pack
Manual registry clean up
Run Regedit in admin mode and search for anything Apple and iTunes. (F3 to do next search).
Go to http://www.oldapps.com/itunes.php and download iTunes 10.1 (64-bit). I tried later versions but had the same CPU issue (not sure why as I was on the second latest iTunes version which worked find until the upgrade).
The above worked for me and was done at my own risk. If you choose to try the above you do so at your own risk and I accept no responsibility and liability what so ever.
I will not be updating iTunes again until I see an official Apple iTunes fix for this issue.
Hey i'm in the same boat with everyone else...so i went to command prompt typed in ' netsh winsock reset ' and it comes up with
' The following helper DLL cannot be loaded: WSHELPER.DLL.
The following command was not found: winsock reset. '
WHYYYYY i just got my first iphone yesterday and straight away problems
someone please help
On a Dell D630, the problem was Wave Systems software from 2007, a "Winsock provider" whose biolsp.dll did not play well with other. Fine on iTunes 10.4, 100% CPU usage on 10.5 or 10.6
This Wave s/w is for the Dell fingerprint reader and a couple of other security features on the laptop. Uninstalled the Wave Systems through the Add/Remove s/w feature in Control Panel...all better now.
I'm using the latest iTunes 10.7.0.21.
Same problem with AMDS hogging up 50% of CPU Usage.
I found out that my Speedbit Video Accelarator was 1 of the software that has a conflict with Apple software.
I tried uninstalling it, and Voila.
Apple Mobile Device Services (AMDS) stopped hogging up the CPU. I can now sync my iPod.
Maybe by uninstalling all other softwares that were indicated as a conflict by Apple, this can solve the problem.
Let's see if this works for everyone else?