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Old 06-24-2007, 09:19 AM   #1
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I am using Windows XP SP2.

When I load up iTunes, it first stalls my computer and all the programs running to load up. Then while it is running it makes my computer way too slow to use. I have to leav it to settle down for a while, and still it is pretty slow.

What could be wrong?
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Old 06-24-2007, 02:34 PM   #2
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I know iTunes tends to be a large program, but it shouldn't cause that many problems. What are your computers specs? If it is an older computer, then it may be too slow to run iTunes smoothly.
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Old 06-25-2007, 09:13 AM   #3
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Not old at all, Windows XP Media Centre Edition. Pentium 4, 512MB RAM.
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How much music do you have mine stalls for~1 sec but i have 9.5 gb of music.
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Not even 1 gb, around 350 MB..
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I have laptop Intel Centrino I believe, and I have 65GB of music on it's ~80GB drive, my itunes is slow but so is my music folder when I open it.

I found for the windows folder and itunes that by reducing the number of columns showing data it reduced the lag between operations.

If anyone knows a better solution I'd like to hear it.
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