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Old 04-22-2021, 08:59 AM
BarefootWarrior BarefootWarrior is offline
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: UK
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Default Protools 2021.3.1 slow to load and then freezes

I have been using Protools since version 10 (2013). I had not used it for a couple of months and since then have upgraded Windows to the 20H2 update and ProTools to version 2021.3 and then 2021.3.1. I have also cloned my C (boot drive) to a new larger SSD drive, and replaced the 6Tb data drive that was a RAID (2 x 3Tb drives) with one single 6Tb drive.

Now it is very slow to load and then hangs on getting to the dashboard, freezing if I try to do anything on it.

I have completely uninstalled ProTools and reloaded it, uninstalled and reinstalled my audio Drivers, gone through all optimisation procedures, deleted the database and Workspace files, I have even gone through other suggestions such as checking for disks in the CD/DVD drive - all to no avail.

Any other suggestions would be gratefully received.

My System Spec is:

Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit version 20H2 Build Number: 19042.928

CPU: 2 x Intel Xeon E5 2697 v2 @ 2.70GHz (12 core per CPU - total 24 cores) Ivy Bridge-EP/EX 22nm Technology

RAM: 32.0GB DDR3 @ 800MHz (10-10-10-30)

Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. P9X79 WS (LGA2011)

PL2773HD (1920x1080@60Hz)
BenQ GL2250H (1920x1080@60Hz)
PLX2783H (1920x1080@60Hz)

931GB Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB (SATA (SSD))
5589GB Western Digital WDC WD6003FZBX-00K5WB0 (SATA)
232GB Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB (SATA (SSD))

Optical Drives: PLEXTOR PX-891SAF PLUS

Audio: Focusrite Usb Audio

Protools: Version 2021.3.1.176
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