1 Reply Latest reply: Aug 24, 2013 9:14 AM by sterling r
newanderer Level 1 Level 1

Does having a (very) large library of songs cause itunes to run slowly and sometimes crash?

Windows XP Pro
  • sterling r Community Specialists Community Specialists

    Hello Newanderer,


    Thank you for using Apple Support Communities:)

    A number of things can cause iTunes library instability. I would start by loading iTunes in Safe Mode to see if perhaps a 3rd party plug in is causing an issue.

    iTunes: Troubleshooting issues with third-party iTunes plug-ins



    If the issue persists then I might recommend uninstalling and re installing iTunes and its associated softwares.

    Removing and Reinstalling iTunes, QuickTime, and other software components for Windows XP



    And it might also be a good idea to recreate your iTunes library if none of that works.

    iTunes: How to re-create your iTunes library and playlists