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  • Sat, Mar 7 2015 5:29 AM

    • PCDuncan
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    Avid 8.3 freezing on startup

    I keep getting this error message, "force double buffer display mode switch" and Avid never loads up. Google search yielded no results.

    Any solutions? 

    Avid Media Composer v8.3; Windows7 Professional with SP1 64-bit; Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition 980X 3.33 GHz Six Core Socket LGA1366; Intel DX58SO Extreme... [view my complete system specs]
  • Sat, Mar 7 2015 2:00 PM In reply to

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    Re: Avid 8.3 freezing on startup

    Your system spec's are certainly compatible. By any chance are you overclocking your system?

    DIY quad core I7-4790K, 16Gb, NVidia GTX 970 4GB, Win 10 Pro, MC 8.7, MC 7.x [view my complete system specs]

    Dave S.

  • Sat, Mar 7 2015 2:06 PM In reply to

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    Re: Avid 8.3 freezing on startup

    Also, check the Quadro driver version. You should be running the version that comes with MC (in the Program Files\Avid\Utilities\NVidia folder). Both the currently supported anbd previously supported drivers are there. If the current one doesn't work, try the previous one.

    DIY quad core I7-4790K, 16Gb, NVidia GTX 970 4GB, Win 10 Pro, MC 8.7, MC 7.x [view my complete system specs]

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  • Sat, Mar 7 2015 5:38 PM In reply to

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    Re: Avid 8.3 freezing on startup

    I have made no changes to the clock speed and it ran fine until day before yesterday. I should specify that the "force double display mode ..." is not really an error message but seems to open a second window.

    Avid Media Composer v8.3; Windows7 Professional with SP1 64-bit; Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition 980X 3.33 GHz Six Core Socket LGA1366; Intel DX58SO Extreme... [view my complete system specs]
  • Sat, Mar 7 2015 5:43 PM In reply to

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    Re: Avid 8.3 freezing on startup

    Yes, running version 333.11

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  • Sat, Mar 7 2015 10:22 PM In reply to

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    Re: Avid 8.3 freezing on startup

    When software mysteriously stops working, the first thing to ask is "What changed from when it worked?"

    Did you do any system updates (install new hardware, software, updated software, etc.)? Did Windows do an automatic update?

    In any case, you might want to try re-installing MC 8.3 and see if that fixes it.

    DIY quad core I7-4790K, 16Gb, NVidia GTX 970 4GB, Win 10 Pro, MC 8.7, MC 7.x [view my complete system specs]

    Dave S.

  • Sun, Mar 8 2015 4:10 AM In reply to

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    Re: Avid 8.3 freezing on startup

    Thanks, yes thought of that, thanks. The only thing that might be happening along those lines is that Adobe Application Updater might be trying to update while Avid is starting that is causing an interference. I have turned off the Adobe Application Updater and will see if that fixes it. It also has not been a problem all the time, just after the system has been on for a while. If I restart the computer, Avid will start up fine.

    Avid Media Composer v8.3; Windows7 Professional with SP1 64-bit; Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition 980X 3.33 GHz Six Core Socket LGA1366; Intel DX58SO Extreme... [view my complete system specs]
  • Mon, Aug 1 2016 3:33 PM In reply to

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    Re: Avid 8.3 freezing on startup

    I had the same situation. Startup frezz on "force double buffer display mode switch". However it woked when open as Administrator.

    Solution is... to unmount all network locations and launch Avid. Confused

     

     

     

     

  • Tue, Apr 18 2017 4:57 PM In reply to

    Re: Avid 8.3 freezing on startup

    I had the same issue only to discover the opened web browser was causing the problem. If I close Google Chrome before opening MC there's no problem at all.

    I am running 8.4.3 on a MSI Stealth Pro GS63VR-021 6RF laptop though, so I'm aware this hardware isn't "ideal" for MC environment...

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