Hello, my name is Dan.
My home is close to Lake Ontario in New York State in the Eastern time zone, I am generally online between 10 AM and 11 PM Eastern standard Time.
You mention 'new to me', what version of OS X is on the Mac.
What format is the external drive?
I have a Seagate 2 TB hard drive installed in the Mac Pro tower which I bought used two or three months ago. It's a SATA w/ 64 MB cache running at 7200 rpm. The OS is 10.6.8.
Thanks. I also have voluntarily surrendered my life to Christ.
Daniel: It's "Mac OS extended (Journaled)". I happen to have Diskwarrior, but here's the message I got when trying to use it: (see attachment).
Okay, Daniel. Back at square one. I ran Diskwizard and it reported to have fixed a whole bunch of things. However, when all was said and done (more done than said), Nothing has changed with Pro Tools.
What do you think, now?
Daniel: I'd done it recently, but I again trashed the plist with Pro Tools closed. I restarted PT, but all is the same, sorry to say.
Hope you had a restful sleep. It's 1:25 am for you, as I write this at 10:25 here in California. I'll be teaching some piano classes Wednesday, and hopefully I'll be home around 2:00 or 3:00 pm, my time. I'll check to see if you have anything further for me to try.
Daniel: Just for the heck of it, I tried opening a new P.T. file (I'd been trying the same one each time, before). This time, I got a different error message. Just to keep you wondering. :-)
"A CPU overload error occured. If this happens often, try increasing the 'H/W Buffer Size' in the Playback Engine Dialog or removing some plug ins. (-6101)"
I checked, and the H/W Buffer size is at maximum (1034 samples). CPU usage limit is set to 90%. DAE playback buffer is at Level 2 (1500ms). Plug in streaming buffer is set to level 2 (250ms).
4 GB 667 MHz DDR2 FB-DIMM.
Maybe you need to know that the Pro Tools 9 HD that I'm running here, came on the computer, used (don't know if it was obtained legally or not). Since the HD that it came with was nearly full of apps, with not much room left for work, I bought a 2TB drive, and duplicated everything from the orig. drive over to the new Seagate 2TB drive.
A while ago, I tried Pro Tools off of the orig. drive. It had a problem, but a different one. This is getting really complex, it would seem.
So are you saying that the answer to my Pro Tools problem (which I believe worked at first) is to buy a new update of it? It says it's $699!
Sigh...... Okay. Scrapping the barrel here for any last chances to avoid spending a lot more money....
The link you sent me was for Pro Tools v. 8.0.5 LE. I have Pro Tools HD 9. Is that what you are recommending - that I take a step backwards? If that what I need to do, I'll do it. Just checking to make sure that was an intentional choice on your part.
Sorry it's been taking a long time to get back to you. I work outside my studio (teaching) alot from Wednesdays on. Mon. and Tues. are my days to be home.