Now, I am reasonably technically competent However iTunes has me beat
I have just deleted and re-installed it and I still have the same ishoos
1. It can't seem to connect to the internet to get track names or go to the iTunes store. Fuck knows why. It says make sure your network connection is active and try again. Does it mean my internet connection???
2. The main reason I removed it was because it was showing duplicate tracks which I couldn't get rid of. Now it has up to 4 of each, it says they are in the same folder and have the same track name, when I go into windows explorer I can only see one, why is it displaying multiple times in itunes???
Can't answer Q2 but yes, it means you have to be on line to get track names etc. So open Internet Explorer or whatever first. And there is something in the options/preferences bit that switches the automatic "access Gracenote database" (which is where track names come from) on or off - default is on, I think.
it says unalbe to connect to the CDDB server the network connection could not be made
make sure your Internet connection is active adn your network settings are correct then try again (no hint as to what might be the correct network settings of course - but I have changed nothing, I don't understand it!)
The help page says something about clearing your DNS cache and trying again. To do it manually, Click Start and choose Run.
In the dialog that appears, type cmd (dont type the quotes) and click OK.
After the DOS prompt (C:\), type ipconfig /flushdns (without the quotes) and press Enter. Make sure you enter a single blank space after ipconfig. (Cut and pasted from the site - don't blame me...)