Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Silly itunes

Ever have one of those itune moments where after closing your itune's. The silly program loads back up. So what do you do. You decide to close it because your done with it. But now it becomes even  more persistent and reloads more rapidly. If anyone has experienced this problem with itunes. You know how ridiculously annoying this is. For those who have not had any experience with this problem. You may read, or choose not to. But for those who have this problem. This is a must read blog.

My hypothesis to this problem. Is that the process may have been initially closed, but a linked process related to the itunes process is still running. Then it realizes hey the itunes process was terminated. But i need it to keep running. So i think i'm going to reload it, to make both myself and the itunes process happy.

From my experience with itunes i noticed one of two things. The process itunes.exe, and ituneshelper.exe are closely related to my hypothesis. It seems that these two processes keep wanting to start up if at least one of them is running. Now you can open up task manager and close the processes right from there. Now i have done this with some success, but not always. It seems to be a hit and miss for myself. So i decided well there has to be a solution or atleast a quick fix. So i don't have to keep closing it every 30 seconds it decides to pop up again.

The solution i call a batch file i named SillyItunes. This batch file forcefully ends the processes from the command line and from my experience with this batch that i just wrote. It stops the random reload of itunes to keep popping up with no hope of ever ending it's cycle.

so copy the below source code into a text file. Then save the text file as a .bat instead of a .txt.

Source Code:

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@ echo off
echo "SillyItunes" a program made by DisposedCheese

echo.
echo.
taskkill /F /T /IM  itunes.exe
taskkill /F /IM ituneshelper.exe
echo.
echo.
echo I hope that solved the problem
echo.
set /p M="Press any key to continue..."



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Suggestions can be left as a comment. If you think this program is useless. Well so do i. But i still find it to be an easy solution to an annoying problem. A very handy file to keep on the desktop for your itunes mishaps.


Also i am not responsible if your computer takes a random dump on you after using said program.





23 comments:

  1. I don't use itunes because it eats ram like crazy but I'll keep this in mind :D

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  2. deffinetly going to try this, i hate that "silly itune" problem haha

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  3. I dont use itunes anymore, it's a big hassle. Just being supportive :)

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  4. I just stopped using itunes altogether. Nice blog tho! followed!

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  5. I've never had this problem. Do you know is there is a special combination of OS, iTunes version that causes this problem?

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  6. I hate iTunes but need to use it sometimes because of iphone :|

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  7. I think i had this problem before but i dont use itunes anymore :)

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  8. great post. looking forward to reading your next one

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  9. Interesting. I use a program called CopyTrans Manager, works great.

    bigunicorn.blogspot.com

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  10. OH GOD THANK YOU SO MUCH itunes does this to me all the time, i'll try this out

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  11. i hate itunes. it installs so much shit on windows and is slow as molasses.

    i only put it on one computer because I do use ipods (and I have 3 I regularly use)

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  12. iTunes blows. Stay away in general.

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  13. I left iTunes after my iPod broke.
    I didn't go out and get another iPod, instead I got an android phone.
    Best goddamn decision I've made in my life.
    Well, second to my girlfriend that is!

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  14. I use Zune software. Not itunes.

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  15. Simple, but great. I use Winamp, itunes sucks. Check out my new blog, puzzledyet.blogspot.com if you haven't already!

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  16. I dont'have that problem, I use Itunes on windows 7

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  17. Never really used iTunes so I can't comment but my friends seem to run into problems with it all the time.

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  18. hey thats dope dude! i actually saw this other thing that helps with problems like that, its a simple few lines of code saved as a desktop icon, so whenever there's any kind of broken/unresponsive application, i just open and run the 'taskkill' and it solves the problem :D hit me up if you want it!

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