Maybe the specific error messages that I'm receiving from iTunes contains a clue...Those errors are (4280) and (4450)...There are no error messages in DIVX when that program chooses to go directly from the intializing stage to an abrupt end to things.
I came up with this for (4280):
This is a known error- some say caused by a certain windows update, otherssay it's due to sony CDRW drives, whilst others,differ agin and say it's to do with itunes 7 needing admin rights- various solutions exist including installing the latest itunes. others are more specific.
Someone even addressed (4280) here, at this site:
The person says that it might have something to do with 'compatibility mode'.
"Right, the big moment where I tell you MY FIX and fingers crossed it works for you. The only thing left I could think of was the fact I was using Windows 7, for me its been fine so far, but hey could it be the compatibility between the OS and Itunes (something that should not be the case considering the wealth of these 2 companies - i know stop laughing).
Anyway here it is, in Windows 7 and Vista there is a compatibility mode, right click on the .exe icon of the program you want to run, in this case the itunes icon on my desktop and select properties > then > compatibility > and then you can select which older OS you want the software to be compatible with, I chose 'Windows XP (service pack 2)'. Then i ran itunes, it came up with a quick message about this compatibility change and how i should switch it back."
DOES that make any sense to ya'll? I happen to be running both VISTA and WINDOWS 7...
Actually, I just checked into this for DIVX, and there is no compatibility option for Vista....which means that it's already A-OK for that system...I dunno...I'm befuddled.
WHAT ABOUT Registry errors and such? Registry Entries which have become tainted?
"I had the same problem. This is what I did and it worked. I went to Control Panel and clicked on itunes. There was an option to "repair" itunes if it wasn't working right. I clicked that. You have to then reboot when prompted. Wahla.... I can burn cd's again. I am surprised with this, as I couldn't burn on Window media player either. I'm guessing an upgrade in itunes caused the problem. But going to Control Panel and doing a repair did the job. Hope it fixes your problem."