You need to make sure that your iTunes software is up to date. If it’s not, it is a great place to start. Remember, whenever you want to use iTunes to update, or restore your device, the software itself should be updated.
Another solution is to end certain Apple processes by opening the Windows task manager. To do that:
- Press these buttons on your keyboard simultaneously: Ctrl + Alt + Delete
- Find iPodService.exe, AppleMobileDeviceService.exe, or iTunesHelper.exe
- Click on the name, and choose End Process
Once you are finished, reboot your computer. Open iTunes, and try again. Hopefully, it will work.
Unplug the cable from one USB port, and plug it into another one.
Sometimes, the files of the software may be corrupted, which is causing the error to appear. Uninstall iTunes from your computer, and install the latest version.
If there are any available Windows updates, make sure to download and install them. Each update is extremely useful, since it solves all kinds of bugs, and this error is one of them.