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Old 08-20-2010, 09:04 PM
AlainZagar AlainZagar is offline
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Default Restart Protools quickly after a crash

This may be helpful to others.

I've noticed that I can get around having to reboot my computer when Protools crashes. I've noticed that in the task manager in Windows, Protools tends to stick around for ever it seems once it crashes. You can try to manually kill the task all you want but there is nothing you can do to kill Protools. It seems to die when it want's to and that can be many minutes.

I've discovered that once Protools crashes, it I pull the USB cable out from my MIDI controller or simply turn the power off on my midi controller, then this speeds up the shutdown of Protools - it's almost instantaneous. I can immediately restart Protools and get back to work without a reboot.

On my system this means switching off the power to my Axiom 61.

You should try it next time with your setup instead of rebooting your computer, it may just save you having to wait around for a complete system restart. There doesn't appear to be any lingering problems using this approach.

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Old 08-20-2010, 09:16 PM
necjamc necjamc is offline
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Default Re: Restart Protools quickly after a crash

I noticed this as well, only for me I shut off my Profire 2626 and usually immediately PT unloads and I can open again without a reboot. Funny that I did it tonight and then I saw your post.
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Old 08-20-2010, 10:29 PM
justus1900 justus1900 is offline
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Default Re: Restart Protools quickly after a crash

I dont know? When ever my Pro Tools Crashes it takes me 15 minutes to get it back up, Thats because I reboot the computer, log back in, then Delete the Databases Folder, Delete the DAE Pref Folder then I do a Disk Clean Up then Reboot the whole computer and only then do I try and reload Pro Tools, The reason I do all of this is because if Pro Tools crashes it crashed for some reason, I figure what ever made it crash is in The DAE Pref Folder so I dont want to reload with that corrupt info in the DAE Pref Folder, If IM going to Delete DAE Pref folder I might as well delete the Databases folder, and then I dont want to have those bad folders any place in my computer so I do a Disk Clean Up and Delete everything in The Temp Folders and Recycle Bin I do this to make sure nothing that could have lead to the crash is going to reload into Pro Tools, So then I Reboot to make sure I have a clean restart of Pro Tools and IM done, I know this seems like allot but I allways want to make sure I have the clean reload and the most stable Pro Tools session possible. Just My Two Cents.
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