Hi there - I'm not expecting a solution from this post, just curious as to your opinions
on what might have happened or if you've experienced the like before.
I have a
laptop, designed and built for audio purposes, that I use to perform live with. One gig it
just wouldn't work - first time I turned it on it seemed OK until I loaded my Live set -
it thought about it for long time then switched itself off without loading the set. Each
subsequent attempt to start it up failed as it switched itself off a few seconds after
Windows was loaded. It probably didn't stay on longer than 30 seconds any time. It
wouldn't restart normally, and wouldn't / couldn't identify or fix any errors that had
When I got home the next day, I turned it on expecting to
have to do some major recovery work, but after explaining windows was going to search for
and fix any errors, it was fine. Since then I have had no problems.
if it stemmed from the Live file I tried to open. I had been using 'save as' to save a
series of different sets for different gigs and wonder whether after doing this multiple
times I had confused things regarding audio file location etc. Ever since I have been very
careful to 'collect all and save' and make sure all files etc are in the appropriate
project folder where they need to be.
All just speculation - it is hard to
identify the problem as it hadn't happened before or since!
Consider temperatures - it sounds like the behaviour you'd see if it was overheating.
Maybe the vents on the laptop were blocked - did you have it on a soft chair or resting on
anything other than a hard surface? They can overheat very quick - just a thought.
Re: Mystery problem
#1019304 - 19/11/12 03:25 PM
I thought that too, it wasn't on a soft surface, or blocked or vents covered - but I did
point a desk fan it at it the next day just in case. It was on a music stand not flat, and
not massively steep, but still at an angle... No idea. Like I said, never happened again,
in fact has been rock solid several times since, for recording and performing.