iTunes troubles


Problem If you are like me and haven’t been able to load iTune’s music store (IMS) for days on end, here is the solution for you! Every time I tried to open IMS I recieved the mind boggling message that went along the lines of “Check that your internet connection is active”. Except that every other program on my computer was finding the internet connection quite active.


  1. Open the C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts in notepad (If you are using w2k this file will be under C:\winnt\…)
  2. Inside this file you should see a line or two starting with followed by some text. Change the text on those lines to localhost
  3. Restart iTunes and now IMS should work like a charm