iTunes won't start

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mrmacdude, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. mrmacdude macrumors newbie

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    It bounces, and then hangs.

    i trashed the prefs, the library, and reinstalled. any ideas?
     
  2. FSMBP macrumors 68020

    FSMBP

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    Last year, my iTunes was acting up and it would just bounce for over a minute, then it would open - then I restarted my Mac and it never went past the Grey screen (Apple Genius said iTunes crashed my Mac).

    Not to freak you out though.

    I would just go and repair permissions and see what happens.
     
  3. Matt Q macrumors newbie

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    I am having this same problem

    Neither Itunes nor Safari will start. Yesterday was fine, but today the icons bounce on the dock twice and nothing happens. How do you repair permissions?
    thanks

    Powerbook G4 OS 10.4.11
     
  4. Matt Q macrumors newbie

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    I figured out to repair permissions...also uninstalled and reinstalled Itunes

    still no luck
     
  5. Victorsxbr macrumors newbie

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    Woww..... I had the worst time with itunes this week... same thing , it wouldn't start

    My solution? I think that it was the Advantageous mp3 Script or the app but here is my procedure:

    1. go to Library/Preferences/ (note: not the user library, the one located on the hard drive's main folder) and delete the com.apple.itunes... file, if one is found there
    2. go to Library/iTunes/ and delete any scripts and plug-ins files

    3. go to user/Library/iTunes/ and delete any scripts and plug-ins files
    4. go to user/Library/Preferences/ and delete the com.apple.itunes... file

    5. Go to the Applications folder and delete iTunes and delete any iTunes Installation file, if you have any!

    6. SHUTDOWN (do not use Restart...) wait about 30 sec and turn it back on
    7. go to apple.com/downloads and download iTunes
    8. Install it and when it is done do not open itunes
    9. SHUTDOWN (do not use Restart...) wait about 30 sec and turn it back on
    10. finally the moment .... open iTunes!

    Hope this helps you and other, I was about to go crazy, All I read was to restore my computer! Hell no to that!!! it's a Mac I refused and got it right on the last try!
     

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