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  • Michael Thomson

    November 8, 2005 at 12:01 pm


    Currently stuck in a loop. Adrenaline 2.1.8 PC HP – XW8200 dual 3.5Ghz Zeon, and 2GB Ram.

    Problem is

    Project window takes forever to load, and when it does sometime the project never loads. Progress bar goes up then stops. After mutliple attempts over the past few days the system sometimes now asks for a hardware cycle, and if i do get into adrenaline performance is pathetic even in draft mode. In fact it wouldn’t play more than a second last night without errors.

    Sorry i can’t be more specific but heavy deadlines are frying my brain.

    Has anyone had a similar problem or know a cure?

  • Jasenn Robertson

    November 8, 2005 at 1:04 pm

    Have you tried deleting your database files on your media drives? Look for msmFMID.pmr and msmMMOB.mdb on each stripe.
    Although it sounds like you have a compatability problem, or maybe one of your RAM sticks isn’t seated properly. Have you tried downgrading to a less-newer version of Adrenaline? I think 2.1.8 JUST came out. I’m using 1.6, although there are more stable versions out there I believe.

  • Dom Silverio

    November 8, 2005 at 3:14 pm

    Try opening a new project and open the bin from there. Does it work fine?

    Try deleting MC State, Site Settings and Site Attribute files.

  • Michael Thomson

    November 8, 2005 at 3:52 pm

    Spoke with Avid support, and had to wipe everything / start again.

    Drastic but it worked.

    Thanks for all contributions

  • Bob Zelin

    November 8, 2005 at 11:33 pm

    you did not give too many details so I will guess –

    1) you have a huge project, and you did not partition your media drives, and now you have too many files. You media Database can’t retrieve your info.
    Trash your media database files (MSM) on your media drives, and see if it will rebuild. Otherwise get more drives, and drag off some of the files.

    2) your drives are just FULL – too full to operate. Are they full – get more drives, and drag off material.

    3) you have a virus, and it’s slowing down the computer.

    Want more guesses – give more info.

    Bob Zelin

  • Bob Zelin

    November 8, 2005 at 11:35 pm

    when you wiped everything – if you have one big mama partition, and a huge project, you will get into the same trouble again. You can only have so many files open at one time with AVID.

    Bob Zelin

  • Michael Thomson

    November 9, 2005 at 2:37 pm

    Hey Bob,

    Yeah that makes sense. All my drives are stripped as one partition and the project was pretty big with pre-computes.

    So far so good though, although i will try to monitor project sizes etc in the future.

    I usually as a rule try to keep each job small, however in this case they asked for 2 alt languages, and the original 20 min programme was about 50% matte keys.


  • Andy Garcia

    November 10, 2005 at 5:35 pm

    I find sledge hammer always works. i understand your pain.

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