iPod Service Failed to Start Problem Bothers Owners


If you own an iPod and its service failed to start, you’re not alone. Probably millions of other users reported that iPod service failed to start. What’s wrong with Apple products? iTunes Virus Trojan Horse Small.Bog was allegedly caught by AVG (false positive though) and now iPod service has failed to start, according to user reports. Specifically, some reported this error when using iPod Shuffle.

Service Failed to Start for iPod Users

Service Failed to Start for iPod Users

The Apple forum indicated a very long list of complaints about this new iPod Service Failed to Start Problem and one guy said that ”I am trying to install iTunes and I continue to get the following error: “Service ‘iPodService’ (iPodService) failed to start. Verify that you have sufficient privileges to start system service.” Apple has no clear response to this complaint as of this writing because the solutions they have provided iPod users did not work for most. One suggestion to fix iPod Service Failed to Start error is to use Services.msc and another was to uninstall iTunes and Quicktime (Apple products) from your computer systems and do a fresh install to ensure that there is no conflict with existing softwares in your PC and dll files.

If you want to share your thoughts on this, please post your comments below. We’ll be very happy to hear from you if any of the suggested fix for the iPod Service Failed to Start error has worked. Share your experiences and expertise so that others will learn.



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  1. Ester says:

    The iPod Service Failed to Start problem is annoying! I’ve tried uninstalling and reinstalling at least 10 times, cleaning my registry, tried starting in selective start mode, uninstall, reinstall again,disabling firewall and virus scan, tried starting ipod service manually. I finally gave up and tried to install an older version of iTunes which installed just fine, but it didn’t recognize my library, which was at a more recent version. Oh, and let’s not forget how the install locked up my iPhone, and I had to have it restored at the Apple store. I’ve wasted 3 days trying to fix this! Gee thanks, Apple! Anyone can figure this out, let me know.

  2. Ronald Fagin says:

    I had the same problem, and none of the solutions I read on various blogs worked for me. Since I wasn’t getting this problem on my old computer, but only on my new computer, I copied the iPod directory from the Program Files directory of my old computer onto my new computer, and that fixed the problem (I had first copied the iTunes directory from my old computer to my new computer, but that didn’t fix the problem). The key is probably iPodService.exe, which lives in the bin subdirectory of the iPod directory. The bad version of iPodService.exe is 801 KB, and the good version of iPodService.exe is 528 KB

    • shankar says:

      @Ronald Fagin,

      i have this issue & must have the bad version of the .exe file as mine is 801kb…where do i get the ‘good’ version of the file?? i have tried everything else and just cannot fix this problem!!

      • @shankar, I can’t guarantee it will work for you, but I’ll be glad to send you the version I have of iPodService.exe. I don’t know if this forum allows my email address to be visible, but just put my name in Google and you’ll see my home page as the first entry, and my email address is there.

  3. John says:

    I tried everything to get mine to work, and eventually I just turned off my windows firewall, and it installed fine. Don’t know why?

    Oh well!! HAHAHAH

  4. Remo says:

    Fresh install of your operating system – FORMAT your hard drive.
    Should do the trick.

  5. Ben says:

    Make sure you have the newest bonjour installed. DONT UNinstall IT

  6. Robert says:

    so has anyone figured out how to solve this problem yet? i feel like i have tried everything. i have administrator privelages, i uninstalled all apple programs like bonjour, mobile device and application support, software updates, and quicktime… AND cleaned my registry, and i still have yet to resolve this problem. if anyone has the answer, please reply, thanks.

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