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Old 02-09-2020, 02:59 AM
Kinh Kinh is offline
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Default Protools sucking the memory out of my drive

Recently protools started up it's usual crashing antics for no good reason and that's what I expect but the problem this time round is it seems to be eating up the memory of my system drive every time I run it then close or it crashes and closes.

Windows created a temporary paging file on my PTs drive E the first time it crashed yet my memory is being zapped out of my C system drive.
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Old 02-13-2020, 03:10 PM
albee1952 albee1952 is offline
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Default Re: Protools sucking the memory out of my drive

Since nobody has tried to help, I'm guessing others are as confused as I am about this as your description doesn't make much sense to me

Why? Consider:
1-"memory" is RAM and RAM is not your hard drive.
2-"crashing antics for no good reason", I have no idea what you mean. Many of us run Pro Tools daily with little to zero crashing.
3-you give zero detail on your PC so nobody can guess why you have crashes
4-if you have a properly spec'd PC, then you likely have 32GB of RAM, in which case you should turn Paging File off.
5-what troubleshooting have you done? Trashing prefs is worth a try for any "odd behavior"(and what you are describing sure seems odd to me).
6-look near the top of this(and every) DUC page for the link named Help Us Help You and have a good read. Then come back with relevant information so someone has a fighting chance at helping
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