I’m partly an Apple junkie, so have an iPhone and an iPad so iTunes is important to me (I know its not the best piece of software in the world but I like it). Disappointment started with this when I first loaded up iTunes, an application error containing this:
Faulting application name: iTunes.exe, version: 10.7.0.21, time stamp: 0x504d85d9
Faulting module name: KERNELBASE.dll, version: 6.2.9200.16384, time stamp: 0x5010ac2f
Exception code: 0xe06d7363
Fault offset: 0x00014b32
Faulting process id: 0x1460
Faulting application start time: 0x01cdbb94d3a57856
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunes.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\KERNELBASE.dll
Report Id: 1a95ba61-2788-11e2-93fb-0030671e5062
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:
It’s been 2-3 weeks and have at least found a temporary solution…
On the Apple discussion boards I found this gem. It says to disconnect your internet connection when opening iTunes. Now because my iTunes is on a headless server, I could no longer control the computer if I disconnected the internet so then I came up with the idea of putting in a temporary block on the Windows Firewall whilst iTunes is launching.
Voila. It worked. It seems to only work temporarily, so I leave the block in place but disabled for when I need it again. Hopefully Apple will sort this out soon. Not sure if this affects Windows 8 or not….
The other thing I do to save me having to backup stuff on the c: drive, I put in a junction point to the music folder that sits on the mirrored volume, so first delete the music folder in your user profile (in my case c:\users\administrator\music), making sure you’ve backed up any music first.
Then in a command window:
mklink /h /j c:\users\administrator\music e:\music