For the past several days, every time I try to start iTunes, it crashes.

I'd start it, it'd start fine, then after a few seconds it'd crash and I'd have to abort it via the Task Manager.

I've restarted my computer
reinstalled (going from 8.0.1 to 8.0.2)
did a virtual repair

and yet it still continues to crash.

does anyone know of any other solutions to this problem?

any and all help is appreciated.