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Posted on 2011-03-15
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my 'ipod service' has it's startup type set to disabled which prevents it from starting when needed. when i try to set it to manual, i get a warning box saying:
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Services
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The specified service has been marked for deletion.
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OK
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i started component services with 'run as administrator' but it won't let me change the startup type.

this all started when i upated itunes to 10.2.1.1 x64
i have reinstalled both quicktime and itunes, but when installing itunes it complains about the ipod service.

- what does 'marked for deletion' mean?
- how can i get this service running?

win7pro64

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Question by:alk444
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by:sjklein42
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Try using the command-line "SC" command, like this::

sc config iTunesService start=demand

sc config /?  gives details on the command line switches .

Apparently, the SC command sometimes works when the GUI doesn't.
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by:alk444
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still says marked for deletion.

C:\Windows\system32>sc config iPodService start= demand
[SC] OpenService FAILED 1060:

The specified service does not exist as an installed service.


C:\Windows\system32>sc config "iPod Service" start= demand
[SC] ChangeServiceConfig FAILED 1072:

The specified service has been marked for deletion.


C:\Windows\system32>
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You have, of course, rebooted your computer at least once since you first got this message, right?

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by:alk444
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no, i had not rebooted because i didn't understand why this necessary service was being deleted and how i would get it back if it was. it did get deleted, but reinstalling itunes brought it back. seems like itunes is kind of poorly designed in the way it does updates.
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