Can't access iTunes Store

For some reason I am unable to access the itunes store. When I try, the progress bar stops at 50% and nothing happens. I have uninstalled and reinstalled itunes, and someone suggested I de-authorize and re-authorize the machine, but still no joy. I am running Windows 7 32-bit, with PC Tools Spyware Doctor and Windows firewall enabled. I used to be able to access the store with no issues, and  I cannot correlate this issue to any new hardware or software installed. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

JC
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akahanCommented:
I have seen this many times before, and the solution is ALWAYS the same:

Remove ALL of the iTunes-related applications, IN THIS ORDER, and then, when they've all been removed, reinstall iTunes:

iTunes
Quicktime
Apple Software Update
Apple Mobile Product Support
Bonjour
Apple Application Support

(It may be that, after removing one or more of these applications, you are instructed to reboot; do so, and then continue removing the applications in order.)

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Anuj BhatiaDirectorCommented:
Hey Buddy,

I agree with "Akahan" you can also download Revo Uninstaller from http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninstaller_free_download.html 

and uninstall iTunes from there and then reboot the machine then reinstall it from iTunes website..

Thanks..

Anuj Bhatia .
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