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Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Vegas Pro Edit 14 $20 on Humble
« on: December 11, 2018, 03:27 PM »
Vegas 11 Pro is great (I still use it).

I upgraded to 14 Pro and absolutely hated it - constant crashes, missing audio in rendered files. Even worse it blue screened once during rendering and now it won't render at all because it BSODs every time.

Total waste of money apart from the free Pro plugins thrown in which I now use in Vegas 11. Vegas 11 is rock solid and does everything apart from missing 4k but then I produce DVDs and YT clips and don't have the bandwidth to mess about with 4k size files.

Since Sony sold off Vegas and Sound Forge all that seems to be added in each version are new bugs. Plus there is absolutely no support any more except for limited support for installation immediately after purchase. Sony's support was very good - they used to take emails and were helpful, the new bunch just want your money. Google it. I won't spend another pound on the programme.

General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced
« on: November 16, 2018, 08:07 AM »
Time MS allowed users control over updates again - won't happen but that is why I have gone back to Windows 7 on all my systems!!

For anyone interested I found a fix for this issue - at an admin command prompt:

fsutil resource setautoreset true c:\

Then in SAFE MODE or Recovery Console at command prompt:

C: (in Recovery console use the drive indicated)
cd Windows\System32\SMI\Store\Machine
attrib -s -h *
del *.blf
del *.regtrans-ms
cd Windows\System32\config\TxR
attrib -s -h *
del /q *

Restart!! Fixed!! Finally!!! Hope someone else finds it useful

Living Room / Samsung SSD 860 EVO woes - workaround
« on: October 30, 2018, 06:22 AM »
I have jsut added a 1Tb Samsung SSD 860 EVO to my aging system (and upgraded to a Radeon RX580 at the same time). Motherboard i a Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 with and 8 coure CPU and 36Gb RAM.

Windows 7 Pro installed in AHCI mode happily enough (I hate windows 10 and am sticking to Windows 7 as long as I can) but seemed to take longer than I expected and then I started suffereing 30 second freezes every few seconds - the system logs confirmed the devie was being reset each time. I used Samsung Magician to see if I could get a sense of what was happening and the speeds were terrible when I benchmarked the drive (it took 14 minutes to do the benchmark!!!)

After a bit of research there seems to be compatability essues with the SSD and AMD drivers - I updated the AMD Chipset drivers to the current version but it mad no difference. I also couldn't update the SSD firmware to see if the latest firware fixewd the issue (it just kept saying there was no firmware but couldn;t install it).

FWIW I seem to have found a workaround - I unstalled AMDs chipset drivers and then went into Control Panel and use the Standard AHCI driver from Microsoft. Now I have updated the SSD firmware and everything seems to be running stable.

Benchmark now runs in about 30 seconds and I seem to be getting reasonable speeds but RAPID Mode is still disabled and compatibility checker says:

VID 1002 Under the current system environment, some functions in Magician CANNOT be run.
If multiple iterations of Read and Write are performed, RAPID mode may become inactive due to system internal errors on some of the AMD / AsMedia Controller or Driver.

If you have an AMD/ATI system and have long freeze issues it is worth making a note.

Anyone else come across this and have a better solution???

Living Room / Re: I'm getting married, wish me luck!
« on: October 15, 2018, 10:16 AM »
Sorry not sure how I missed your original post but huge congratulations to you both. Long life and happiness xxx  :-* :-* :-*

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