Windows 10: iTunes not restoring devices, stuck at preparing to restore blank

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  1. ancient Win User

    iTunes not restoring devices, stuck at preparing to restore blank


    Hey Guys

    Since installing Windows 10 Enterprise and delivering group policy from AD.
    iTunes will not restore any devices after the 1st device, I get as far as preparing to restore and then just get a blank screen on the iPad.
    I have the latest itunes installed...if I use revo uninstaller to remove itunes and all left overs, then re-install itunes, it works again for 1 device then after I restart windows, the problem returns.

    Anyone else come across this before, any ideas?

    Thanks

    :)
     
    ancient, Apr 13, 2019
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  2. DR.Death Win User

    Ipod is stuck...

    1. Toggle the Hold switch on and off. (Slide it to Hold, then turn it off again.)
    2. Press and hold the Menu and Select buttons until the Apple logo appears, about 6 to 10 seconds. You may need to repeat this step.
    • Tip: If you are having difficulty resetting your iPod, set it on a flat surface. Make sure the finger pressing the Select button is not touching any part of the click wheel. Also make sure that you are pressing the Menu button toward the outside of the click wheel, and not near the center.
    • If the above steps did not work, try connecting iPod to a power adapter and plug the power adapter into an electrical outlet, or connect iPod to your computer. Make sure the computer is turned on and isn't set to go to sleep.

    try that


    To restore your iPod mini:

    * Warning: Because Restore erases all of the songs and files on iPod, make sure to back up any files you've saved on the iPod disk. All of your songs, videos, podcasts, audiobooks, and games can be loaded back to your iPod provided that you have them stored in your iTunes Library.

    How to restore your iPod:

    1. Make sure you've reinstalled the latest version of iTunes.
    2. Open iTunes, and then connect your iPod to your computer.
    3. After a few moments, it will appear in the Source list in iTunes.
    4. Select your iPod in the Source list and you will see information about it appear in the Settings tab of the main iTunes windows.
    5. Click the Restore button. You will be prompted with one or more restore options that may prompt iTunes to automatically download of the latest iPod Software. The 4 possible restore options are:

    Restore Option 1: Restore - Restores with same iPod Software version already on iPod.
    Restore Option 2: Use Same Version - Restores with same iPod Software version already on iPod even though a newer version is available.
    Restore Option 3: Use Newest Version - Restores with the latest iPod Software on your computer.
    Restore Option 4: Restore and Update - Restores with the latest iPod Software on your computer.

    6. A progress bar will appear on the computer screen indicating that the first stage of the restore process has started. When this stage is completed, iTunes will instruct you to leave iPod connected to your computer to complete restore.

    Restore Instruction 1: Disconnect iPod and connect it to iPod Power Adapter (typically applies to older iPod models).
    Restore Instruction 2: Leave iPod connected to computer to complete restore (typically applies newer iPod models).

    7. During the stage 2 of the restore process, the iPod will show an Apple logo as well as a progress bar at the bottom of the display. It is critical that the iPod remains connected to the computer or iPod Power adapter during this stage. Note: The progress bar may be difficult to see since the backlight on the iPod display may be off.
    8. After stage 2 of the restore process is complete and the iPod is connected to the computer, the iTunes Setup Assistant window will appear asking you to name your iPod and choose your syncing preferences similar to when you connected your iPod for the first time.

    or this
     
    DR.Death, Apr 13, 2019
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  3. Ipod restore didn't restore?

    Okay i finally got my ipod touch 4th gen firmware 4.2.1 to restore and after it finishes it says your ipod will start in a few seconds and will show up in itunes but instead of doing that........it instead says: your ipod is in recovery mode please restore!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! >.<!!!

    ANY help will be greatly appreciated thank you.

    blackjack.........
     
    Blackjack49, Apr 13, 2019
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  4. iTunes not restoring devices, stuck at preparing to restore blank

    HELP! Ipod Restore NOT working!!

    if it turns out it is pointing to the cydia servers then itunes cant talk to it mate he will have to change it back to the itunes server first so it can be shift restored
     
    white phantom, Apr 13, 2019
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