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iTunes 8 nuked my pc--Arr the horror!!!!!

by tjt620 / September 9, 2008 11:55 PM PDT

I was so happy to see all the new features in iTunes 8, and loving the possiblity of HD download. Loving the look of the new nanos and installed iTunes 8 on my Vista PC at home looked like everything was a okay and then restarted....dead pc. Tried running system restore...no go. Tried to do a startup repair...no go. After much crying and hair pulling (Arrrh!), I'm doing a reintsall of OS since I need to get back up and running. Why have your cursed me so STEVE!!!!!!!!! Was wondering if anyone else has had any issuse

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Fine.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 9, 2008 11:58 PM PDT

I replied to you and it appears you are content to rant but not ready to try to pull the machine back from the edge. So be it.

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Oh SO Sorry!!!
by tjt620 / September 10, 2008 12:24 AM PDT
In reply to: Fine.

I thought that by post in different threads I would be more likely to find a solution since someone might visit one area of the site and never visit another...so sorry that my problems maybe seen as a rant, so sorry that my search for help is an issue. Before I have to wipe my system I would like to find as many solution as I possible could before I take that final step. SO VERY SORRY!

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Okay , I really need some help and sorry about rant.
by tjt620 / September 10, 2008 1:07 AM PDT
In reply to: Oh SO Sorry!!!

Okay that was a tad ranting, before I reinstall my OS and lose countless files, like digital picture of my brother who was killed in a car wreck... I was wondering if anyone knew of a possible non-destructive solution? It was suggested that it to logitech drivers and that maybe a possible cause but what i see in the Apple forums is Blue screens of Death or crashes when the ipod is plugged in or when iTunes is started...I'm in a booting loop...can see my drives in Bios, but can not boot or enter safe mode or command prompt and when I try to do a system restore it claims not to see the drive if anyone have any ideas I would be glad of the help.

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Let me repeat ...
by Kees Bakker / September 10, 2008 1:15 AM PDT

my reply in the MP3-player forum:

"So it seems your hard drive has died. Better buy a new one to install Vista on.

Getting your pictures off the old one might be expensive. That's why most people back up files they don't want to lose (like burning them to a DVD). People who don't occasionally have to chose between accepting the loss or paying the recovery company."

By the way, the mp3-player forum is about those small mp3-players (like the zune and the ipod and the creatives). And BOLL is more about the latest technology and gadges, and not meant for tech help. So your choice of forums and your choice of language aren't very good. Let's hope your choice of a solution is better.

Kees


Kees

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Well is there anway to delete the other threads
by tjt620 / September 10, 2008 1:43 AM PDT
In reply to: Let me repeat ...

Is there anyway to delete the threads in the other forums, since you think the Vista one is the one I should stay with....and as for the picture I've only had the since labor day weekend since the files were imported from someone elses who lives out of state, and were added since my last back-up.

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Good to read ...
by Kees Bakker / September 10, 2008 7:25 AM PDT

you've got a backup of most files. And those pictures you got from somebody else maybe he still has, so you can get a new copy?

Best of luck.


Kees

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You Do Know It's Possible...
by PressAnyKey / September 10, 2008 10:08 PM PDT

...to install a new copy of Windows without nuking the entire drive right? Vista will even gather up you old program and document/picture files for safe keeping.

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hell yes, there is a solution
by Papa Chango / September 11, 2008 1:41 PM PDT

> Okay that was a tad ranting, before I reinstall my OS and lose
> countless files, like digital picture of my brother who was killed > in a car wreck... I was wondering if anyone knew of a possible
> non-destructive solution

Go download one of the small Linux distros like Puppy Linux or Damn Small Linux which are bout 70 to 120 megs and that are popular as recovery CD's or even one of the full version distros that has a Live CD option. Put the CD in, it boots into Linux virtually, it will then read your HD and you can copy your info to a USB drive.
At worst, I've had to remove a HD and put it into my PC or a USB external HD enclosure I have. I must do this about once a month for firends. I even keep a cd of PCLinuxOS in my car and on every USB stick I have for when people freak out taht they lost everything they ever had.
Every Windows user should keep a Linux distro just for this very reason.

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Thank you everyone!!!!
by tjt620 / September 11, 2008 11:14 PM PDT

I was able to pull the pictures of with the linux trick, there was some video files it wouldn't let me transfer that I had saved from my BlackJack phone and some of other files were corrupted but nothing I couldn't live without. Tried all the other suggestion to fix the pc and it look like it is going to be a restore, but thank you to everyone for your help.

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Use a Boot Disk
by Renegade Knight / September 12, 2008 4:44 AM PDT

The problem is booting from your drive. Use a boot CD or stick the drive in another machine as a second hard drive. You can then surf to your data and pull it off.

Also safe mode often works for booting once you can break into the bluescreen/reboot cycle and tell it to boot into safe mode. BTDT.

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iTunes 8 nuked my pc--Arr the horror!!!!!
by wizkids32 / September 10, 2008 7:18 AM PDT

Sorry to hear that I think that Apple will put out a patch soon. Also if you do a clean install and get rid of the earlier then it will work. I found this out on Loaded.

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see if that work
by funkmaster2 / September 10, 2008 3:18 PM PDT

i had the same problem. after i day of hair pulling went to apple forum and found help. i unplug my printer and then plug my iphone in it work no BSOD. try this hope that work.

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see if that help
by funkmaster2 / September 10, 2008 3:27 PM PDT
In reply to: see if that work
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