Can i repair a recording after BSOD

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Shifter2015
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Can i repair a recording after BSOD

Post by Shifter2015 » Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:45 pm

Hello! I am using audacity 3.0.2 and windows 10.
My computer frequently gets the Blue Screen of Death and i would like to know, that if it crashes in the middle of a recording can i recover the recording?
Thank you in advance.

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Re: Can i repair a recording after BSOD

Post by kozikowski » Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:52 pm

Please don't double post. Your submission has to be read by an elf before it becomes visible.

A Windows machine that blue screens repeatedly should not be used for audio production.

The only piece of the show still working would be the last time you saved a Backup Project in Audacity 3.0.2. Depending on what's wrong with the machine, maybe not even that.

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Re: Can i repair a recording after BSOD

Post by Shifter2015 » Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:42 pm

Thank you! Sorry for the double post i didn't state the version of windows and audacity in the first one, that's why i made another one.

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Re: Can i repair a recording after BSOD

Post by steve » Wed Jun 16, 2021 4:03 pm

Shifter2015 wrote:
Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:45 pm
the Blue Screen of Death
Most likely a problem with one or more device driver. Not much else can trigger a BSOD these days.
9/10 questions are answered in the FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

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Re: Can i repair a recording after BSOD

Post by kozikowski » Wed Jun 16, 2021 4:27 pm

Memory, drive issues, interconnection problems.

Did you write down all the information in those screens? They're trying to tell you what's wrong.

Windows used to have a method of starting "Clean" without all the other drivers and software add-ons. That lets you check the machine without software interference. Do they still do that?

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Yes. Windows Safe Mode.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/win ... e5e56fe234

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Re: Can i repair a recording after BSOD

Post by Paul L » Thu Jun 17, 2021 1:55 pm

kozikowski wrote:
Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:52 pm
Please don't double post. Your submission has to be read by an elf before it becomes visible.

A Windows machine that blue screens repeatedly should not be used for audio production.

The only piece of the show still working would be the last time you saved a Backup Project in Audacity 3.0.2. Depending on what's wrong with the machine, maybe not even that.

Koz
I would expect autosave during recording would work every few seconds and give you a chance to recover most of the recording at the next startup.

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Re: Can i repair a recording after BSOD

Post by kozikowski » Thu Jun 17, 2021 6:06 pm

I would expect autosave during recording would work every few seconds and give you a chance to recover most of the recording at the next startup.
Cool. What would the recovery look like? I'm not on Windows and we don't know what cause the BSODs.

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