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Windows 7: iTunes won't re-open once I close it.

14 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7
iTunes won't re-open once I close it.

I know this has been asked before, but I have tried a number of solutions and I cant seem to fix it.

I just formatted my PC, I can clearly remember I did not had this problem before, same OS (Win 7 ultimate 64b), same hardware, etc.

I start my pc, and it works fine, but if I close it, somehow it never really "closes" as I still see it on the task manager, therefore, I cant really open it, if I force-close it I DO can open it, but it freezes and its useless, so yeah, the only way to get it to work is if I restart my PC again.

Among things I have tried:
Disabling random things like bonjour/iTunes/apple related things from start up
Reinstalling Itunes and all apple related things
Formatting my freaking PC

seems similar to the problem described on:
iTunes won't re-open, won't shut down
I have tried what they tell you to do and it does not help

If anyone got an advice or needs additional info to provide some kind of help, let me know.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Dec 2011   #2

Windows 7

nvm tried something dumb and somewhat worked, if anyone else having this problem, try installing an outdatted itunes version
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Dec 2011   #3

windows 64bit, windows 7
Problem solved...I think?

Hi I've had the same problem...
Fire up computer,launch itunes- no problem!
Close itunes, won't open again.

I looked in the task manager and saw that itunes wasn't closing when asked to.
I found that theres also related processes not ending either. Through a process of elimination i found that if you go and end the process of the APSDaemon.exe file and try again, itunes opens.

This is still inconvenient but works. It seems that this file is something to do with wireless syncing of devices. I've also gone on to remove this file from its location. This solves the launching issues but not sure how it effects other things as yet not tested my devices.....I'll keep you posted.
Let me know if this works for you!:)
My System SpecsSystem Spec

02 Feb 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

I was having the same issue.. Closing the process manually let me reopen itunes, however it didn't remember that I like it on my second monitor, and would maximize to my main screen and restore to an imaginary one far off to the left..

I wrote a batch script to overcome this, just kills all itunes processes, except itunes itself allowing it to close while remembering it's position next time i open it this session :)

@echo off
taskkill /im AppleMobileDeviceHelper.exe /f 
taskkill /im APSDaemon.exe /f 
taskkill /im distnoted.exe /f
Perhaps there's a way to automate this to whenever I close itunes using scheduling.. for me though I'm happy with running manually it through launchy. Beats opening the task manager every time..
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