I think Itunes just screwed me.
So I'm pretty new to Itunes and downloading stuff. I just installed Itunes on my computer a couple of weeks ago. After having an Iphone for a year now, I finally hooked it up to my computer and got my phone updated through Itunes, which made it work SOOOOO much better. I also spent many, many hours putting all of my CDs into Itunes, and even bought and downloaded several songs from the Itunes store.
So about an hour ago, I open up Itunes to put a few new CDs that I just bought into my Itunes library. When I opened Itunes, it told me there was an update available (9.0.0), and asked me if I wanted to install the update. I clicked yes, and over the next several minutes it downloaded the update and attempted to install it. Towards the end of the install, I got an error message saying that it could not install correctly. At this point, I had no clue what to do next. So I start navigating through Itunes like normal, and click Help, and Diagnostics, thinking that maybe it would tell me what, if anything, was wrong. It walks me through several steps. One of those steps was to connect my Iphone to check the connectivity. When I connected my Iphone, it told me there was an update available for my phone, and asked me if I wanted to install it. I click yes, and after several minutes, just like the Itunes update, it gives me an error message, and puts me back to the Itunes main page.
So back on the Itunes page, it does not show my Iphone listed under the devices, even though it is plugged in. My Iphone has an Icon that shows a USB cable plugged into a CD and the word "Itunes". The phone won't do anything, and it isn't showing under Devices in Itunes, so I can't eject it like I normally would, so I just unplug it. Now, my phone will only show that Itunes/USB picture, and will not do anything else. After a few seconds, it turns off, and when I turn it back on, it's back to that picture again. It will not do shit.
I close Itunes and restart my computer. Aftre the restart, I open Itunes, and get a couple of error messages saying that something isn't working correctly, and I need to reinstall Itunes.
Is that going to start me over from scratch? Am I going to lose everything I put in ITunes from my CDs, and the stuff I bought from the Itunes store?
Any helpful advice will be greatly appreciated.