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Windows 7: iTunes won't start, on a locked disk... list goes on.

08 Feb 2012   #21

Vista 64
Thanks, Celery

I also took the time to register to say thank you, Celery. I had accidentally deleted all the owners, but followed your suggestion and added my name back as owner of all the iTunes files, and now it even recognizes my iPod again! Problem solved!!!

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08 Feb 2012   #22

Windows 7 home 32bit

Thanks arc, took the time to register just to give you a thumbs up ^^ For anyone worried about downloading a strange file, I promise, it's fine, it won't melt your hardrive or anything but it WILL make your iTunes work again if you follow the instructions
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08 Feb 2012   #23

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1

You are welcome !
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28 Feb 2012   #24

Windows 7 home premium

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
You may let it have a try. In the zip, there is a reg entry "installTakeOwnership". Run it. Now right click "my music", and select take ownership (it is in your right click context menu now). If any permission is not availed form the current owner, it will manage that .

Thank you very much, your zip file solved my iTunes issue as well. My problem however seems to be more involved. Ever since setting up media center none of my applications at all will load without right clicking and running as administrator. I tried "take ownership" on every folder in my user account but it didn't work. Is there anything anybody can recommend I try?

Thank you
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28 Feb 2012   #25

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1

Hello Andy
It's nice to know that you have solved your iTunes related issues.

For the media center related issue, better you start a new thread in Media Center - Windows 7 Forums . I hope you will get an early solution.
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28 Jul 2012   #26

Windows 7
Disk not installed

I followed the instructions to take ownership of the iTunes folder. I rightclicked on take ownership of the folder but nothing happened. No message that ownership had been taken, or something like that, and I still Could not open iTunes. So i rebooted the computer. As it Was opening up, the message "Non-System disk or disk error, replace and strike key when Ready" came up, and I can not start the computer anymore. When I run system diagnostics, I get the answer that the disk is not installed.

I am worried that my hard disk is dead and that all My information is lost. I need guidance, thankfull For all your help!


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27 Jan 2013   #27

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

If you have a duel-core processor, are running Windows 7, have music stored on a drive other than C:, and are having this iTunes problem try this:
  1. Go to Start Menu
  2. Right click "Music"
  3. Click "Properties"
  4. Click "Restore Defaults"
  5. Click "Include a folder"
  6. Find and include folder(s) from other drive (e.g. "D:") that have music you want included
  7. Click "Apply"
  8. Click "OK"
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07 Aug 2013   #28

windows 7

I had this error today.
I fixed it by:
1)right clicking on iTunes icon
2)select properties
3)shortcut tab, click advance
4) check box, run as administrator
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14 Nov 2013   #29

Windows 7 64 bit

I just downloaded itunes today and i got dis (look at file) I have done everything possible from command prompt to power shell to regedit to your .zip file up ther... NOTHING WORKS!!!!!!!!! help!

EDIT: oh and i am admin on my com and it is a laptop running windows 7 home premium... (64 bit)

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23 Nov 2013   #30

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit

Just tried this solution to the itl file locked and indeed it worked like a charm for me too! problem solved!!! Thanks!!!
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