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Posted 14 September 2004 - 10:51 AM

Trouble shooting tips : Strange things happening ? Crashes, freezes, and kernel panics. Features not working as they should. Try some of these troubleshooting tips.
Note : Before you start troubleshooting consider updating your OS and Logic version to the latest.
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1.Delete Logic preferences. see: Where are my preferences located ?

2. Repair permissions: Use Cocktail to Clear system & user caches and repair permissions.
Repair permissions can also be done with Apples Disk utility.

3. Restart your Mac

4. Remove 3rd party Audio Unit Plugins from the components folder.
click here for Applications that will help disable or remove AU plug-ins from your components folder.

5. Make sure all your drivers are up-to-date.

6. Reinstall drivers (making sure the old drivers are un-installed first)

7. Unplug all USB, Firewire devices except Apple mouse

8. If you suspect a corrupt file system. Run Disk Warrior, Drive 10 or check the file system with these tecniques click here

9. Delete AMS preferences (/Users/username/Library/Preferences/com.apple.audio.AudioMIDISetup.plist)

10. Create a test user. Log in as the test user and see if you still have the same problems.
If you don't, it is probably something in your main user folder causing your problems. ie..pref files or drivers.

11. Reinstall Logic. Note : its not a must but here's how to completely remove logic.

12. Take out 3rd party RAM you've added

13. Unplug 3rd Party PCI cards

14. Reset PMU and or PRAM and NVRAM

15. Archive and reinstall the OS

16. If all else fails, Reinstall the system from scratch.
Back up all your personal files and do a complete fresh install of OS X and your Applications.

Dos and Doníts

1. Don't let your system go to sleep or put your drives to sleep. System Preferences -> Energy Saver. You can however let your display sleep.

2. Don't defrag your drive.

3. Do make sure you have at least 1GB of free space on your startup partition

4. Don't have Classic (OS9 emulation) running when you use Logic.

5. Don't use Norton Utilities. If you have Norton Utilities installed, Uninstall it.
[Search for symOSXKernelUtilities.kext and delete it] then uninstall anything else related to Norton Utilities.
(note: symOSXKernelUtilities.kext is owned by root. you will need to use the terminal or cocktail to delete this file.)

6. Do Not let resource-hogging startup/login items that you don't know about run in the background.
(scanner, printer, and other utilities that load on startup and continuously run in the background eating up system resources)

7. Do create a fresh Autoload when you update Logic

8. Do Repair Permissions after installation of any new software.
Its also a good practice to repair permissions on a regular basis.

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