10 Replies Latest reply: Jun 7, 2006 2:35 PM by b noir
mlkcm24e Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I try to install iTunes and a get this error:
Feature transter error
Error: -1639 Invalid command line argument. Consult the Windows Installer SDK for detailed command line help.

Why? what can I do?

CGIP-3022   Windows XP  
  • 1. Re: Installing iTunes on Windows XP
    pac_80 Level 6 Level 6 (10,100 points)
    Are you installing iTUnes from a CD? If so try clicking the "iPod+iTunes" tab at the very top of this page and downnloading the latest iTunes there,
  • 2. Re: Installing iTunes on Windows XP
    mlkcm24e Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I try both already with a CD and from this website and I still have the same problem, same error. please tell me what else can I do?
  • 3. Re: Installing iTunes on Windows XP
    pac_80 Level 6 Level 6 (10,100 points)
    First some viruses can cause issues like this. So scan your system with your antivirus program. Then scan for malware with adware/spybot or Ewido http://www.ewido.net/en/download/

    Im taking for granted your installing this on Win XP and onto the internal drive (The harddrive inside the PC). You will scan windows for errors. To do this in XP, you goto "My COmputer". Rightclick the harddrive (usually C drive) hit Properties>tools tab. Under error checking hit check now. In the following window put a check beside "Auto fix file system errors" hit ok, the next pop up window just hit "Yes" and reboot to start the scan.

    After all that try installing the latest windows installer here at microsoft http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=889482fc-5f56-4a38-b838 -de776fd4138c&DisplayLang=en
  • 4. Re: Installing iTunes on Windows XP
    mlkcm24e Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I did everything you said, the ewido program found 12 objects infected and removed, I check for any disk error and there was no error and I did the installation of Windows Installer and I still have the same problem, please helpme look, I have an iPod and the Motorola Razr V3i the one I can plug it in with iTunes, I will appreciating. And thanks for your help so far
  • 5. Re: Installing iTunes on Windows XP
    pac_80 Level 6 Level 6 (10,100 points)
    OK do you have anything like norton or mcafee antivirus or programs? Any antivirus/security programs you have you will want to disable them before installing.

    Disable antivirus, follow all steps here for COMPLETELY removing iTunes and its installer files http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=93976 Make sure the antivirus is disabled and reinstall from www.apple.com, try saving the file to the PC then installing it
  • 6. Re: Installing iTunes on Windows XP
    mlkcm24e Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    You know what I did? I reset the hole computer, I did formated the hard drive c: and I install a fresh copy of windows xp sp2 and with no programs at all and the Temp forlder deleted I try to install the itunes and no way, still not working.
    Why I don't have problems with any other program, why only iTunes or quicktime? because I try to install only quicktime and a get the same error massagge, do you know what it could be? oh, and before is was working good, if there was any virus in my hard drive, if I formated the disk it is possible that the virus is still there? but I run the ewido and the norton antivirus program and they don found any virus in my computer, so what happen, what could be the problem?
  • 7. Re: Installing iTunes on Windows XP
    pac_80 Level 6 Level 6 (10,100 points)
    Its most likly a issue with quicktime and some conflict, I'll try to get B noir over here, and see if he can help you better than I
  • 8. Re: Installing iTunes on Windows XP
    b noir Level 9 Level 9 (71,995 points)
    hiya!

    hmmmmm. which drive are you trying to install the itunes and QuickTime to? is it the C Drive or some different one?

    if it is a different one, what is the drive called? is it a recovery partition?

    love, b
  • 9. Re: Installing iTunes on Windows XP
    mlkcm24e Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm trying to install it in the drive C: why?
    I have 2 SATA hard disk installed in my computer in raid 0 I think but I try just using 1 with no partition at all, and I still have the same problem, them I try to use the other one and didn't work eather, can you tell me what can I do please?
  • 10. Re: Installing iTunes on Windows XP
    b noir Level 9 Level 9 (71,995 points)
    hiya!

    I'm trying to install it in the drive C: why?

    in some rare cases i've seen the 1639 show up when folks try to install itunes to a "recovery partition" on a hard drive, or download the installer to the recovery partition and then try to install it on a different drive from there. (recovery partitions can be odd beasts.)

    but if that's not a factor in your case, let's try enlisting some additional technical help.

    let's try getting a installer log to someone who can interpret installer logs.

    Start menu -> Run... In the text field of the dialog that comes up, type in "cmd" and hit return.

    In the command prompt dialog that comes up, find the iTunes installer on your desktop and drag it to this window. Then on the same line type in a space and then the following:

    /Verbose"c:\log.txt" /V"ENABLE_QTLOGGING=TRUE"

    There is no space between the e in Verbose and the double quote ("). There is no space between the V"Enable...

    Hit return.

    The installer will create two log files:

    C:\log.txt and C:\qt.log

    Find those files and send them to this email address Put the URL to this discussion thread into the email, so that the person who gets it has some context. Let them know the version of itunes you’re trying to install, too … in general, give as much info as you can.

    love, b