ITunes won't open because it has an issue w/ Quick Time...

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I went to use my new iPod Shuffle, and I got the above error message. I tried to uninstall and re-install quick-time, as recommended, but each time I do, it claims that an instillation of quick-time is already running. It goes on to say that I should complete that instillation before staring another one. The thing of it is, I installed both iTunes and quick-time a looooooooooooooooong time ago.
So here I am stuck, unable to remove/un-install quick-time, and so I also can't re-install it, or open iTunes, or use my new iPod. The only thing that I can think of is to tyr and remove itunes as well, the re-install them both. I am loathe to do this however, as I don't want the added headache of having to re-create my entire library after the fact...
Sadly no... In point of fact, it seems that quicktime may not be the only culprit at work here. I tred method 1, 3, 4, & 5. I was able to finally remove the QT Systems folder, which contained the last vestiges of the old quick time program. The problem that remais, is even in trying to un-register then re-register the installer is the same for un & re-installing quick time. Apparently there is a program that is STILL in the process of being installed. It may have not been a duplicate, unfinished copy of quick time but of some other program instead. When I tried to un-register the installer, at first I got an 'unspecified error'. Then I got the 'an instillation is in progress, you must finish it before starting another one, etc, etc....' I think that I may have to either have someone try 'Method 11' instead, as it is Waaaaaaaaay beyond my limited abilities. That, or I may have to do a total system restore (after backing up all those lovely modifications and tweaks that I've made over the last 6 or 7 years, groan.... Either way it's gonna be a headache. Why is it that the windows installer doesn't allow teh user to monitor progress of any installs, and get rid of a stalled operation that's clogging the system? headdesk
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