Apple Mobile Device d\failed to start

I have had to untinstall and reinstall iTunes and it is now coming up with the following error as I'm reinstalling

Service 'Apple Mobile Device failed to start. Check that you have sufficient privileges to start system services.

Any ideas how to fix this?





Uninstall/Reinstall everything as per Apple's instructions:


"Removing and reinstalling iTunes, QuickTime, and other software components for XP"


This is also same same list of what to remove as is what is in the above Apple link: 


Or try this Program to remove it:



If the advice already given does not fix it, please contact Apple Support for further assistance.


"Trouble installing iTunes or QuickTime for Windows"


"iTunes Support-How to use iTunes"


"iTunes Contact Support"


Or ask in the Apple iTunes Community:




Bill Smithers - Microsoft MVP July 2013 - Dec 2020

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Last updated July 28, 2018 Views 286 Applies to: