Hello all! I\'m so glad I found this forum. Unfortunately, it\'s a problem bringing me here in the first place, and I\'d like some input. Here I go...
First of all, the specs: Rackmount Athlon 1.7GHz/512MB, Win 2K pro, FAT32 filesystem, standard PC mode, Hammerfall RME Multiface, loads of space on nice, quick EIDE system and audio drives.
Now, the puzzle: The box runs really well all the time, *except* when certain Garritan marcato strings are loaded. DP3 on the Mac is firing the Giga DAW, 12 or 13 bars of music go by, then the Giga box unexpectedly crashes with a series of dialog boxes that flash by veeery quickly, somewhere along the way announcing FAT32 something, then the PC just reboots itself. It comes back, runs CHKDSK, then sits pretty like nothing happened.
We have loaded a beta Maestro Tools that is Win2K compatible, but these marcato strings do not need Maestro Tools, so it\'s not running when the crash occurs.
Now - is there something wrong with using FAT32? Should I use NTFS instead? I\'m thinking I should try to flash the mobo firmware and the disk firmware. I don\'t think it\'s the samples, because the Giga machine isn\'t terribly busy when it chokes. We\'re stumped.
Needless to say, this error is just happening to come along during the production of a terribly important project. (When else???) A penny for your thoughts...!
Okay! We\'re narrowing down the problem. I performed many of the tweaks after reading them, which actually postpones the error for quite a while.
The problem seems to revolve around MSG32.EXE crashing, and the little error box goes away so fast I can\'t read what it\'s saying. I have an export file from winmsd.exe I\'ll offer up once I get home.