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Old 08-14-2000, 01:33 PM
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I have been told on 3 different occasions by Digi Tech support that you should initialize your internal HD (running Sys Fold & Pro Tools Application) every 3-6 months as regular preventive maintenance.And by not using low-level formatting option you will not destroy any authorizations you have installed. I have also been told by some veterans that running Norton "optimization" will give the same outcome.

Two questions: 1)Do I really have to initialize or can I run Norton? 2) If I have to initialize will it destroy authorizations? What about "challenge-response authorizations?

I would love to hear from some of you experienced users about your success or failure in this area.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 08-14-2000, 02:42 PM
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I have used Norton to optimize me system drive on several occasions. I have never lost an authorization.
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Old 08-14-2000, 03:23 PM
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(I can't in good conscience respond to this question because in so doing I would admit that I've never done any drive maintenance on my system drive and if I admited that, it might hear me and decide to take a dump right before tomorrow's session to punish me for my hubris. So I can't say anything. Sorry.)
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Old 08-14-2000, 03:58 PM
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I norton and speed disk my system drive regularly. I have never had a problem - yet.
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Old 08-14-2000, 07:02 PM
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Ditto to KingTor

I can't in good conscience respond to this question because in so doing I would admit that I've never done any drive maintenance on my system drive and if I admited that, it might hear me and decide to take a dump right before tomorrow's session to punish me for my hubris. So I can't say anything. Sorry.
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Old 08-16-2000, 12:53 AM
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Bump...... Thanks for the responses. All great info. I know there are some more pros out there with horror or not stories. And I'm sure there are alot of us who could learn from your wisdom.
Thanks again!



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