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Old 03-19-2004, 05:35 PM
Telepc Telepc is offline
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Location: Ohio, USA
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Default Help!!! Suddenly my HD is unformatted!

So I recorded two songs last night, which went great. Today I sat down to do some mixing and one guitar overdub. It was a 44.1/24-bit session, with about 16 tracks playing and about 4 aux channels. System peformance wasn't even blipping on the meter. [160 gig ext FW drive, p4 2.2Ghz computer, 768 RAM]

I record-enabled my guitar track, hit record & play, and it made it through my pre-roll before it stopped and gave me an error (dangit--can't remember the number) that basically said PT couldn't keep up with the audio transfer from the HD, "which may need to be defragmented." (I'd just defraged two days ago). I checked the HD, everything was fine. I checked the playback engine, and raised the Level to Level 4. I was using 1024 buffer, but in low-latency monitoring for recording.

I tried again. This time, the blue light on the front of my HD just went out and PT froze. No matter how I tried to quit PT ("The program is not responding") it wouldn't quit. I was finally forced to do the hard-reset by holding down the power button for 5 seconds.

Now--ARGGGG--when I reboot, it says that my external HD is unformatted, "Would you like to format now?" (NO!!!] Nothing in my system can read that disk--not Disk Cleanup, not Disk Defragmenter, nothing.

Ummmmm, help? I'd hate to think that those sessions I did last night for a good friend are gone.
14" G4 I-Book 1.33 GHZ, 1.25 Gb RAM.
Seagate 160 Gb ext. firewire HD
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