How To Solve Error message: “iTunes cannot run because it has detected a problem with your audio configuration” or “-200 error”.

Resolving the “problem with audio configuration” error message in iTunes

It is very unsettling when a program tells you that you have something wrong with your audio configuration setup. Therefore, the following message from iTunes is also unsettling.

iTunes cannot run because it has detected a problem with your audio configuration

However, there is nothing to worry about in this – as most of the time this message crops up due to conflict with the QuickTime software. All you need to do is uninstall and reinstall QuickTime to solve this problem.

The following steps will guide you through QuickTime uninstall and reinstall.

  1. Uninstalling QuickTime
    1. Open the Control Panel by navigating to Start -> Settings -> Control Panel.
    2. Choose the Switch to Classic View on the left-hand side navigation panel if you have not done so earlier.
    3. Double-click on the Add or Remove Programs icon. A new window will pop up which contains a list of all the programs installed on your system. However, it may take some time to load the list completely.
    4. Once the program list is loaded, scroll down to find QuickTime. Click on it once.
    5. Click on the Change/Remove button.
    6. A message will pop up asking you if you want to completely remove QuickTime and all of its contents. Click on OK.
    7. Wait for the uninstaller to completely remove QuickTime.
    8. You will find that QuickTime is not there in the Programs list anymore. Exit the Add or Remove Programs dialog and then close the Control Panel window.
  2. Downloading and Installing QuickTime
    1. The best way to install QuickTime is to use the standalone installer. For this, go to the following link at Apples site:
    2. Select the option that does not include iTunes.
    3. Click on the Free Download Now button to start the download.
    4. Once the download is complete, start the EXE file to install QuickTime back on your PC.

How To Solve “iTunes.exe – Corrupt Fiule” Error Message Problem That’s On My iPod

Resolving the “iTunes.exe – Corrupt File” error message problem with the iPod

iPod users might know the following error message very well:

iTunes: iTunes.exe – Corrupt File

The file or directory \iPod_Control\iTunes\DeviceInfo is corrupt or unreadable. Please run the Chdsk utility.

This message crops up in your system tray and the computer does not read your iPod anymore. Although this may seem to be a very serious situation, it is actually not so. Almost all softwares stand the chance of getting corrupted some day or the other, and there are ways and means to fix these problems. This is even more probable with the iPod-iTunes combination as the iPod is an extremely frequently used device.

Here are a few options that you have to fix this issue.

  1. Ensure that you are using the latest version of iTunes
    1. Simply check the version in File -> Help -> About iTunes in the main window, and then check the latest version on the iTunes website. If you are using a previous version, then you can download the latest version of iTunes from here.
    2. Alternatively, you can check for the latest version by using the Apple Software Update program. Launch this program from Start -> All Programs -> Apple Software Update.
  2. Updating the iPod to correct any corrupted sections of its hard drive.
    1. You can use iTunes to update iPod software by going to Help -> Check for Updates in the iTunes window.
    2. Alternatively, you can also use the iPod Updater application. Simply launch this program from Start -> All Programs -> iPod Updater.
  3. Restoring the iPod to factory settings
    1. This is the last resort. Use this only when none of the above fixes the problem. Restoring your iPod to factory settings will erase all data from it, and then put a fresh issue of the iPod software on it. Thus, all corrupted areas will be erased. You can learn more about restoring iPod from the Apple support site.