I am running Pro Tools 8 LE here at the house. I was recently sent a project from California to mix. As I tried to open the session it stopped at "Reading Overviews" and would go no further. Now, I am having the same issue with some of my projects. Can anyone give me some help here?
I read in a PT forum to delete the Digidesign Databases on each drive and restart. Did that. Still not getting past the "Reading Overviews."
All I can tell you is that I get a hang up opening v8 with HD from time to time. And from time to time, I mean once a month or so. I overcome it by restarting. That fixes it every time. I mean restarting the computer. That's on a Mac, so it only takes 30 seconds or so to do. Simple, but people forget this works sometimes. Are you on a mac or a pc?
The other solution would be to use someone's system that isn't having the issue, if you need to get that mix done quickly.
Thanks Pete. Do you think it could be a memory problem? I do not have a lot of room on allocated the C drive. It is getting low. Maybe I should rearrange some things and see if that helps. If not I was thinking about a clean reinstall. See any problems there?
Well, memory usually refers to RAM, not hard disk space.
You shouldn't need a lot of open space on your C or System Drive. Using that terminology, I assume you're using a PC, not a Mac (note I asked above). I don't know PC systems. I have a few friends who have attempted to make ProTools 8 run on a variety of PC configurations and operating systems, all Windows. They've all had lots of problems.
I suppose that could be part of the issue. I've never run mine down so far. But the problem you had happens from time to time with v8. So you're not crazy there. BUT, it shouldn't be happening every time if your system is configured right.
Pro Tools is back! I had to download a tech utility and it fixed it. I have now saved that utility on my desktop. I had to reload some of my plug-ins like my Waves Mercury. It was gone when I opened it up. Not a big deal just takes a minute to reload those! Thanks for trying to figure it out Pete!