SCAN and repair possible Windows system file corruption:
Can you go to command prompt (START/ALL PROGRAMS/ACCESSORIES right mouse click "command prompt" and choose "Run as Administrator"
let Windows fix any system files that need to be repaired.
Restart the computer if it did actually repair any files.
Start iTunes and see if it is ok.
I'm not surer it it actually fixed anything, but I don't think so. I started it over anyways, and tried to download the correct iTunes again.
By the way, I just checked, and when I turn my computer on I get two mesages up.
1: Microsoft windows message: "AppleSyncNotifier has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available."
2: AppleSyncNotifier.exe - Unable To Locate Component. "This application has failed to start because CoreFoundation.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem."'
I have done something before to follow some guide to fix the applesyncnotifier, but it didn't work then, if that is the root of my problem.
I'm having problems downloading other things too, like the statistics program SPSS. A "computer-guy" at work wasn't able to fix it, and said that something more basic seemed to be wrong. But he never looked at Apple-stuff...
When I did the search Start, all programs, apple software update it said Safri 5.1.2. and iTunes 10.5.3.
So I saw that, and then I tried what you said with control panel, programs, features, and repaired Apple software update. I don't know if it rapaired anything, but if it did it happened very fast. Tried restarting and dowloading again, as I do all the time:p
OK, the best thing now is do the uninstall and reinstall from scratch.
Try the following steps:
1. First, go to Microsoft website to fix install and Unistall problems. Click "Run now" from Fix it to remove all iTunes & related installer files:
Be aware that Windows Installer CleanUp Utility will not remove the actual program from your computer. However, it will remove the installation files so that you can start the installation, upgrade, or uninstall over.
2. You should remove all instances of iTunes and the rest of the components listed below:
it may be necessary to remove all traces of iTunes, QuickTime, and related software components from your computer before reinstalling iTunes.
Use the Control Panel to uninstall iTunes and related software components in the following order:
- Apple Software Update
- Apple Mobile Device Support
- Apple Application Support (iTunes 9 or later)
Follow the instructions from Apple article listed here: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1923 to remove all components
3. Reboot your computer. Next, download iTunes from here:http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/ and install from scratch
Shoot, I did all that, but the installation still stops with the message at the very top of this conversation.
But I did still have some "residue" with bonjour istalled, and one file with quicktime. But they are now gone, from everywhere. After I clicked that message away it said: "Service 'Apple Mobil Device' (Apple Mobile Device) failed to start. Verify that you have sufficient priviledges to start system services."
I looked for apple mobile device and I see that suddenly Bonjour has come back... whaat? I'm going to try and get rid of it again...and then try restarting and
Hmm!! Since all the possible soultions have not worked, I would like you to do two things:
1. Please check if you have all the updates and special Packs installed on your Vista. If not, please update them.
2. I suggest you SCAN your system for possibe Malware in Windows Safe Mode". Log on into Windows "Safe mode with networking", then go to CNET's Download.com to download a free version of MALWAREBYTE. Install and do the update immediately. Perform FULL SCAN and remove the Malware if it indeed finds any. Restart to regular Windows to let MALWAREBYTE remove those trace in the registry. Then try your iTunes again.
Here is how to start windows in Safe Mode:
To start your computer in safe mode
Press and hold the F8 key as your computer restarts. You need to press F8 before the Windows logo appears. If the Windows logo appears, you'll need to try again by waiting until the Windows logon prompt appears, and then shutting down and restarting your computer.
- On the Advanced Boot Options screen, use the arrow keys to highlight the "safe mode with networking" option, and then press Enter.
- Log on to your computer with a user account that has administrator rights.
When your computer is in safe mode, you'll see the words Safe Mode in the corners of your screen. To exit safe mode, restart your computer and let Windows start normally.