ITunes Stuck with Error 3194 on Start Up

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The problem is with my iTunes. While starting up I found a problem. It stuck in the logo. I tried to restore and received an error 3194. I do not know the reason behind it. I tried to solve it several times but no result.

Please help me solve the problem.

Thank you.

Best Answer by Ruby Islam
Answered By 0 points N/A #141561

ITunes Stuck with Error 3194 on Start Up


Hello there,

I can help you fix the issue with ITunes on your computer. I suggest you to create a system restore point to be on the safest part.

>>Close ITunes

>> Now, please locate the hosts file. In Mac OS X this is /etc/hosts

>> In Windows it is c:windowssystem32driversetchosts

>>Then, open host file with administrator privileges.

>>Remove “ “

>>Save and exit.

>>Reboot your PC or MAC.

That’s all. The issue should be fixed now.

Thanks and regards,

Skarbos Jay.

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Answered By 110 points N/A #141562

ITunes Stuck with Error 3194 on Start Up



It is a problem of your Windows’s “hosts” file. It is situated at the following path:


1. Open Notepad.

2. Copy the texts and paste inside Notepad. Save it on your desktop as the name “hosts”. It is the host data for Windows 7. If you use other version of Windows, you should go here.

# Copyright (c) 1993-2006 Microsoft Corp.


# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.


# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each

# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should

# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.

# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one

# space.


# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual

# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.


# For example:


#          # source server

#              # x client host


# localhost name resolution is handle within DNS itself.

#       localhost

#       ::1             localhost

3. Go to the directory and replace the old one with the new one you created with Notepad.

Also, you can use this process for more safety:

1. Open Notepad as an administrator. From the Start menu, type “notepad”. Right-click on it and select “Run as administrator”.

2. Press Ctrl+O. Navigate to the path mentioned before. Open the “hosts” file.

3. Replace the existing texts with the texts mentioned above.

4. Then, go to File >> Save.

Thus, your “hosts” file will be on the original state. Then, try to run iTunes again.

Also, you should download the latest version of iTunes. It will also repair the “hosts” file.

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