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Old February 16th, 2008, 02:31 AM   #1
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I am having hardware troubles, and in the midst of it, Vegas is a champ. I have twice gotten the "blue screen of death" today, (first time by the way I've ever seen it, ever, I've only heard about it and that was usually in context of NT in the old days) but each time I have clicked on the Vegas icon when I rebooted I was told the previous session of Vegas did not shut down properly and I was given the option to save the autosaved version.

Each time my work was almost exactly where I left off. I have complained about the Vegas 8 upgrade on more than one occasion, but nevertheless I cannot imagine a more stable program to edit with.
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Old February 16th, 2008, 09:28 AM   #2
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While Vegas' "autosave" is helpful, it's not fool-proof so you still need to be careful. Vegas also creates a ".bak" version each time the project is saved that can also be helpful. For more comprehensive auto saving, you might want to take a look at my AutoSave custom command for Vegas Pro 8 which will give you a running series of backups.
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Old February 16th, 2008, 12:41 PM   #3
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Thanks Edward. I'll look at your article. I have experienced the autosave feature before, and as you said I do know it isn't always perfect, and in the past it hasn't worked as well as it did yesterday, but yesterday it really came through. The custom command thing your talking about sound really useful.
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Old February 18th, 2008, 12:51 AM   #4
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I'd say in my experience, 9 out of 10 times blue screen of death has been as a result of bad memory. Have you just added some? If not, try running on one stick fo awhile, then remove that and fit the other. ALternatively, there are some free memroy test programmes out there.

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Old February 18th, 2008, 01:36 AM   #5
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Thanks for your response Alastair. I haven't added memory, but I did just add new raid drives and I determined one was bad. What is strange is after I replaced the bad one, I got blue screen twice, but I kept working because I was in the middle of a project. After the second time, the system smoothed out and is now running fine, better than ever, in fact. I had planned to reinstall everything when project was finished, but I'm so happy with the way things are running I'm just leaving it alone.

Per your suggestion I will find a memory testing program just for added insurance.
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