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Oh No! What happened? Or...

Discussion in 'Recording' started by RandomGuest, Mar 7, 2003.

  1. RandomGuest

    RandomGuest Guest

    Feb 10, 2001
    ...is my audio drive going south on me?

    Monday everything was working fine. I took a couple days away from the DAW due to work. Thursday I fire it up and the audio drive is running really slow. I can't even play a single stereo file from it without playback errors.

    I didn't make any changes to the system between Monday and Thursday. Though, I did hook up a new monitor monday. It's the exact same model, though.

    Is my drive going south on me or is this somthing to due with the OS? I'm running Win2k w/sp3. I read that sp3 ads that thing where microsoft can change stuff on you at will. The DAW has never been online, though. So, hmmm...this is wierd.

    I'm going to try reinstalling the OS and everything from scratch, but if anyone has any suggestions I can try before I commit to that I'd love to hear them.

    Oh yea, the drive is the 120gb Western Digital. Also, I seem to be able to do everything with the drive, it's just really, really slow doing it.

    Mitchell :confused:
  2. lambchop

    lambchop Active Member

    Feb 14, 2003
    New Jersey (right outside the Big Apple!)
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    I thought Win ME was the first operating system Microsoft created that they were able to monitor and authenticate online. Maybe someone knows better than me, but I think Win 2000 is free from Microsoft spying.
  3. RandomGuest

    RandomGuest Guest

    Feb 10, 2001
    Ah yes. This is where I read that.

    "Related legal problems are that Microsoft's licenses for Windows XP and Windows 2000 SP3, which are expected to be expanded in future products, apparently force customers to violate both U.S. Banking law (Q10) and HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 Q9). Microsoft's demand to be allowed to enter, examine and make changes to systems that are required to be certified and secured is incompatible with U.S. law and regulations"

    The full article (long but interesting)

    As far as ME? I haven't heard anything about that, but maybe so.
  4. audiowkstation

    audiowkstation Active Member

    Jun 29, 2001
    Beyond the obvious (defrag, restore point, delete all cookies and do it in dos prompt (ie deltree cookies, deltree temp..etc..) you may have a hard drive that started having a write error situation. I did once it got slow....

    I rebooted the directory, made a restore point (regedit) and it started hauling ass again.

    A bad cookie can clog up the works
  5. RandomGuest

    RandomGuest Guest

    Feb 10, 2001
    When doing a restore point are you basically backing up the registry at a point when everythings working well so that you have a good version to copy back if things go sour?

    I don't let the DAW anywhere near a phone line, so I think it's pretty safe from cookies. But, I'll give it a shot anyway.

    Thanks, Bill.
  6. Tommy P.

    Tommy P. Well-Known Member

    Jan 10, 2002
    Mitchell , it might only be a loose IDE cable. I had similar probs with one of those new fancy rounded IDE cables that was very loose. I had to secure that cable to the drive to keep it from slipping out. The data was corrupted so badly a complete re-install was required.
  7. RandomGuest

    RandomGuest Guest

    Feb 10, 2001
    It seems that it could be something like that. It happened all the sudden like. Well, I'll be checking all this out when I get ma'buht offline.
  8. RandomGuest

    RandomGuest Guest

    Feb 10, 2001
    Well, I'm not sure what it was. I ended up reinstalling windows and everything, but it's working now. I think it's time to "ghost" the system, or atleast backup afew key folders.



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