Another weird computer thing I need help with...

Jon Best

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Mar 18, 2001
Hey, everyone. I haven't been webbing around as much lately, but I've hit a snag I could use some help on. I've posted this to PCDAW as well.

Last time I wiped the studio computer clean and reinstalled everything, I
followed Opus' W2K optimization guide on http://www.opusaudioprojects.net

Everything has been fine for a couple of months. Today I took out an older drive and stuck it in a removable drive bay to use for some backups. When I went to 'disk manager', it was not available (service wouldn't connect). So, looking back at the optimization guide, I found out I had disabled the services 'Logical Disk Manager' and 'Logical Disk Manager Administrative
Service.'

I figured that might be the problem, and I turned them back on (set to 'automatic'). Stuck in the new drive, connected fine to disk manager, formatted the drive, copied a bunch of crap over to it, everything's fine.

After that, Nuendo would not open any projects- it would load, and walk through the quick 'connecting media' screen, then hang. I had to use Task Manager to shut it down, going through the 'program not responding' screen
as well.

So, I tried to disable the same services again, and the computer hangs up trying to do that. Eventually, I have to shut down 'services' with Task Manager again.

Meanwhile, every time I shut down, the computer says 'CSC Notifications Window is still running', and I have to tell it to force *that* closed,
which I've never heard of. Then it takes three minutes on the 'saving your settings' screen to shut down.

And now it doesn't recognize my soundcard, either.

Any ideas? I need to get this running right, soon. I'd prefer to avoid a full wipe and restore, but I'm thinking that's where I may end up. Thanks.

Asus P4T-E
P4 1.6a
1G Kingston rdram
Enermax 465w
RME Hammerfall DSP/Multiface
Matrox G450 dual
Adaptec SCSI, Maxtor drives, Plextor 12/8/32
Nuendo
Wavelab
UAD-1 card
Nero
plugins

Jon Best
Muddy Creek Audio
Virginia Beach, VA
 

Opus2000

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Apr 7, 2001
Go through the services again and make sure it's the same as mine...I wouldtry uninstalling Nuendo and reinstall it again.
Opus
 

Jon Best

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Mar 18, 2001
Thanks for replying. Yep, went through and verified that all the services were the same. I had to restart those two to format. I have reinstalled Nuendo, and that didn't do anything different, really. Before the whole thing started freaking out, when I first noticed the problem with Nuendo, Wavelab was acting OK, but the 'CSC notification' window thing still happened (and still is). Now, I can open Nuendo and see the tracks, but it won't close, and I can't disable those two services. Oh- here's another oddity- I started and force quit Nuendo once, and the second time I started it the UAD-1 card was still being used by something. Shut down Nuendo again, and sure enough, nuendo.exe was still in the Task Manager list of processes, and I couldn't shut it down that way.

Of course, the computer still wouldn't let me disable the two logical disk manager services, even when I hadn't touched Nuendo.

Reformat and reinstall everything in the morning, probably. At least I've got all the latest drivers and versions on one disk now. I just bought Norton Ghost, too, so when it's all OK I'll ghost it to a spare drive, finally.

Originally posted by Opus2000:
Go through the services again and make sure it's the same as mine...I wouldtry uninstalling Nuendo and reinstall it again.
Opus
 

Jon Best

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Mar 18, 2001
One other thing you may want to think about with the optimization guide- someone knowledgeable pointed out that if you switch over from automatic to manual, you don't have to disable services- they only turn on when you request them. No background clutter, but still accessible.
 

Opus2000

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Apr 7, 2001
Yeah, I know that....why even have it turn on if you don't need it in any way?!!!! he he he he!
I'll look into your problem later on...very tired...beta tested till about 7:50pm tonight...did I mention I started around 7:40AM!!! Oy :D
 
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suspec57

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yo try this,
go to comtrol panel; admistrative tools; services; and set logical disk manager and logial disk manager administrative service to manual. This will give you back the control to do HD importing and $*^t like that. After you're done importing the new disk, go back and set them to disabled because you don't need them running if you;re not using the service and just remember every time you need to import or change a drive letter, format, etc to follow the same procedure. Hope this helps.
 
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