Want to use iTunes but when you start iTunes the status bar hangs at “accessing iTunes store”? Here are some possible solutions.
First of all you should try to update iTunes. This frequently helps me to fix this issue in Windows 7. For some reason the old iTunes version regularly hang when I access the iTunes store.
Another thing you can try is also obvious, try to restart your computer and reinstall iTunes.
Also make sure that the iTunes store is currently not having problems by checking the official iTunes forums.
You might have the wrong iTunes version installed, make sure you have the correct version (either 32-bit or 64-bit) For more information what Windows version you use, click here
If iTunes won’t open at all, read this guide: Fix iTunes Doesn’t Open