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  • nbc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Well, it worked fine last night, but the same problem is back this evening. Is anyone else having this problem tonight?

    Dell Dimension 8400   Windows XP Pro  
  • Shadownetspy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Okay, so here's what I did (having the same problem to the T): I went to this section of apple.com: http://www.apple.com/itunes/store/ and just typed in my search at the little box toward the lower-half of the screen. That finally worked for me...hope this helps
  • yesamchomsky Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Sorry, no solution... I am getting the same problem when searching for less popular artists. For example, search on "Bowie" (David Bowie) is fine, but a search on "Enzo Enzo" gives me the setwork connection timed out error. This has started happening relatively recently for me. Perhaps we should seek what we have in common. I use XP Pro and IE 7. I have been getting other (probably unrelated but one never knows) issues recently since installing Visual Studio. Would be really greatful if someone does come up with a solution....

    Dell 8170   Windows XP Pro  
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  • 4h34d Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Sorry, no solution... I am getting the same problem
    when searching for less popular artists. For
    example, search on "Bowie" (David Bowie) is fine, but
    a search on "Enzo Enzo" gives me the setwork
    connection timed out error. This has started
    happening relatively recently for me. Perhaps we
    should seek what we have in common. I use XP Pro and
    IE 7. I have been getting other (probably unrelated
    but one never knows) issues recently since installing
    Visual Studio. Would be really greatful if someone
    does come up with a solution....


    That's exactly it. As for which search results work/doesn't work, this probably differs from each other. Searching "Bowie" and "Enzo Enzo" both didn't work for me, but like I said the results aren't probably the same for everyone.

    This doesn't seem like an OS issue, I'm using Windows Vista Ultimate and the error occurs. I don't believe any other programs (excluding antivirus/firewall programs) such as web browsers would really interfere with iTunes, and as people mentioned, this is not an antivirus/firewall issue neither. I'm on the Canadian store, but I believe most of you are on the US one, therefore it ain't a nationality store issue.

    I believe the error is due to the latest version(s) of iTunes and Apple is responsible for it. Let's pressure them so they can fix this issue ASAP.
  • stephenapsu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hello guys and girls,
    The way I see it is Apple doesn't really give a crap about the problem we are all sharing or the mutual stress and irritation we are all going through. If they really cared, don't you think some Apple official would have made a reply on this forum by now? No, and the reason is they don't know what the **** is going on, and they are too high on their horse to at least tell us they are clueless and don't know themselves what is causing this mass problem. So, my recommendation is y'all try Rhapsody (Apple's competitor). Cause at least their music search works and they got their stuff together. Good luck y'all. Pray for me that the powerful forces of Apple don't come down upon me for pointing out their already obvious flaws!
  • 4h34d Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Two words: I agree.
  • stephenapsu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Well, one last comment before y'all go check out the Rhapsody site. I just noticed that if you just type in the artist(s) name in the power search section and then hit the search button, it will work. You just have to put the songs in alpabetical order to find the one you're looking for. Like for example, I've been looking for one of the new Deftones songs, "Mein". In the power search section I was putting in "Deftones" under Artist, and "Mein" under Song, and when I would click Search I would get the annoying message we are all quickly growing to dispise. So I just typed "Deftones" under Artist, and left the Song area blank, and then when I clicked Search every Deftones song appeared just like that, no wait time. And all I had to do was click the "Name" bar to alpha the songs, and there was "Mein" right in the M's. Hope this helped for now till those Apple guys get their butts in gear.
  • 4h34d Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    This is not working for me.
  • KeithWFrey Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Search works sporadically for me, but at least 3/4s of the time it fails.

    No response from Apple yet? Figures...

    HP   Windows XP   Running Vista and iTunes 7.1.1.5
  • Naturewitch Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I found a solution by accident...try this

    Flush DNS Setting in Windows
    In some cases, the DNS information you computer uses to connect to the internet needs to be reset. Follow these instructions to flush your Windows DNS information:

    On the Start menu, click Run
    In the Open field type cmd and click OK.
    In the resulting window, type ipconfig /flushdns and press Return on the keyboard.
    You should see a message that the DNS Resolver Cache has been successfully flushed.
  • 4h34d Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Well I've done it right now and iTunes Store does seem to work correctly now, but there's no way I can tell if that is because I've flushed the DNS cache.

    If this works for most people, then this would only be a temporary solution until Apple fix this, because having to do this command everyday isn't an acceptable condition.

    I have executed this command yesterday and now I would have to execute it again and again for iTunes Store to work? We can't deny there's a flaw somewhere.

    Thanks for the advice though.
  • sitheris0169 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    I'm having the same problem as everyone else. I tried the flushdns thing and it still won't work.

    Win XP, Nod32, Comodo firewall, etc.

    Tried with everything disabled and still won't work.

    Any ideas?
  • chernesto Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I think this is a server-side issue. I was able to browse and search all yesterday. For me, it was just today that I have not been able to search.
  • nbc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    How many people in this string have contacted Apple? I did, and recently got a response asking me for more information about my connection, etc. I won't be able to respond until I get home, but I suspect that the more people who complain the less likely it is that we will get brushed off as people who must be doing something wrong or have unusual set-ups.

    Bottom line -- everyone who is having trouble should report it to Apple.

    Dell Dimension 8400   Windows XP Pro  
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