half a year worths of recording/mixing ...gone

Discussion in 'Tracking / Mixing / Editing' started by hafsteinn, Nov 27, 2006.

  1. hafsteinn

    hafsteinn Guest

    I have been using nuendo and cubase now for quite some while and decided yesterday to install my protools/mbox rig i got for christmas last year. Now my computer freezes everytime that i try to start nuendo or cubase. They both seem to freeze at the point where they are loading the asio drivers. And i was wondering what i could do to ?
  2. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    Your title is a bit of an exaggeration, don't you think?
  3. hafsteinn

    hafsteinn Guest

    i cant access my mixes or my songs which i have been working on for about six months, so no..

    p.s I get a blue screen, which i never get. and the computer goes into a instanst restart
  4. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    Are your files gone. If so, then you have indeed lost half a year of recording and mixing; If not, then you haven't.

    I would sell that infernal MBox, reinstall Windows and Nuendo, and get back to life as usual.
  5. Scoobie

    Scoobie Active Member

    Don't you have two harddrive's, one for OS and programs and the other one for your audio.
    If not you need to, then this kind of stuff wouldn't happen.............Oh well, I guess thats to late.

    If you are useing XP, sometimes you can use system restore and go back just before you loaded PTLE. It's worth a shot.

  6. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Before you do a restore: go to Start menu/programs/steinberg/asio multimedia setup/advanced options/ select your mbox as your i/o device and click ok. This should reset your asio device in Cubase/Nuendo and hopefully should fix your bluescreen problem. If this doesn't work, then do a restore if you absolutely must.
  7. TVPostSound

    TVPostSound Guest


    a bit of an exaggeration, don't you think?????

    Sounds like a Windows issue.

    Nuendo and Protools are trying to share the Asio driver.
    Or the ASIO driver needs to be updated.
    Check their respectable websites for compatability.

    Scoobie has a valid point also.
  8. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    It's ok that Nuendo and Ptools share the same ASIO so long as they are not both running at the same time. I think the problem is that Nuendo is searching for the previous ASIO driver and not finding it. So it hangs/fatal error/reboot. I believe it is Cubase and Nuendo that are hanging not Protools LE if I read that correctly.
  9. DIGIT

    DIGIT Guest

    >>i cant access my mixes or my songs<<

    But, they are still there so, they are NOT "gone" as you have stated.

    Simply UNINSTALL the PT LE/M-box and then, see if it works as before. If it does, you have some clue as to what's causing the issue. You should also make sure that Cubase and Nuendo are NOT trying to use the M-box.
  10. Music_Junky

    Music_Junky Active Member

    If you can still browse to your songs trough windows you should backup your songs, before the hard drive crashes and it will :wink:
  11. casper

    casper Guest


    I agree STOP and back your projects up before you do anything else. Using My Computer navigate to the area on the C drive that your projects are saved. Copy them to a 2nd hardrive and/or cd/dvd. Otherwise the title of this thread will really apply.
  12. hafsteinn

    hafsteinn Guest

    thanks alot guys! ive managed to access nuendo after removing and re-installing it, but it still crashes and doesnt seem to handle alot all of a sudden so i have tried what hueseph pointed out, but nuendo doesnt seem to find the mbox driver, even though ive downloaded asio updates for cubase and the whole works.

    i know all my audio files are backed up in a perticular folder, but without the mixer settings ,the drum map and arrangement behind them i only got about 10.000 takes (wav files) without any context.

    but again, thanks a million!
  13. hafsteinn

    hafsteinn Guest

    i kinda made a bastardized asio driver out of the mbox for nuendo so i think everything should be alrigth now, obviously running it on the duplex driver wasnt such a good idea
  14. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    have you made that back-up yet ?
  15. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Personally, I would do that backup, export all your individual tracks to wav and rebuild the projects in protools if that's the daw you intend on using. Whatever card you were using re-enable it for recording and playback and do some exporting. Then burn everything to disc.

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