Do you have Windows 7? Perhaps the 64 bits version? Do you have an iPhone, iPod?
Do the following things happen when you try to sinc with iTunes?
– your iphone stops saying it is synchronizing, but iTunes still thinks it is.
– your computer becomes very slow, so slow you actually have to restart it in order to
do your daily things again.
– synchronisation works fine only for Contacts or Calendar items.
“heavier” stuff (ie photo’s or
music) causes the symptoms above.
Don’t worry: You are not alone.
In fact many others have been suffering from the same issue. But, there is hope.
I have tried several ‘solutions': An XML trick, tweaking your power manager, lowering your max ram or disabling your “standard enhanced pci to usb” device. But I was still not satisfied with the ‘fix’ or ‘workaround’.
The first 2 only work temporarily, or not at all. The 3rd is not desirable, I had installed Win 7 64 bits, so I could use all my 4 GB of RAM.
The last one though works ok, but it disables your USB 2.0 support and thus makes synchronisation very very slow.
I figured that since this seemed to be related to the USB ports (ie, the last ‘fix’ worked), I dug into Win 7 64 bits USB port related problems. I had found this particular problem. It kind of had the same symptoms, and I found some saying it also infected the iPhone/iPod synchronisation. And, the best news is:
Microsoft have brought up a hot fix to solve this issue
I have tested this fix (just like I did with all the others I have described) and I am glad to say that it works!
If you cannot find it, try this . It has some unofficial download links that may work for you.
I hope it helps you out, it sure did for me.