New Member...iTunes driving me mad!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Matt Acheson, Feb 7, 2006.

  1. Matt Acheson macrumors newbie

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    Hello all,

    Just got my computer (Macintosh Dual G4) upgraded to OS X (I know...where have I been?!!), was using OS 9 before because the music software I use was only compatible with that. Anyway... Had a new drive put in (The old Deathstar died on me), and went online for the first time. Everything was going swimmingly, iTunes worked a dream... I was a happy man. Then I installed my Pro Tools music software, downloaded some media players, and WHAM! iTunes now refuses to open. I click it on the bar below, the little triangle highlights it, but the program won't appear on the screen, so I have to force quit it. If I bully it a bit it tells me that I have an unknown error - 1712.

    Does any kindly soul know how to help out a complete ignoramus by perhaps telling me what I have done? Thanks,

    Matt
     
  2. plinden macrumors 68040

    plinden

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    Any errors show up in the console (Applications/Utilities/Console)?
     
  3. rdowns Suspended

    rdowns

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    No clue but you could always try repairing permissions. Should do it after any software install.

    Run Disk Utility to do it.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Look for a file named com.apple.iTunes.plist and drag it to the Desktop. :)
     
  5. Counterfit macrumors G3

    Counterfit

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    I swear, you must have a script for "Drag com.apple.[application name].plist to the desktop". :eek:
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Yeah, it's a pretty cool first step in troubleshooting single apps or processes. :D
     
  7. Marky_Mark macrumors 6502a

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    It's gotta be better than 'Repair Permissions' which does sqwat! :)
     
  8. frankblundt macrumors 65816

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    and don't forget "zapping the pram" :p

    i just quote Mad now, saves typing :)
     

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