USRFobiwan wrote:So Greg, Any news on getting it to work?
Fobiwan, I figured out what was causing it to BSOD, it was a USB connection from the computer to an M-Box two channel Audio I/O box that came with the ProTools. There must have been some kind of ground loop. So I unplug it now after using it. I bought a USB isolator chip demo card, and have yet to put that in the circuit, but think that will let it stay hooked up. This computer has a finicky power supply that even causes it to shut down when the system goes on the UPS battery backup. I had used a star ground pattern with all the music eq grounds stemming from only one wall outlet, and that got rid of basically all the ground loops and hum, but the computer was hooked through a UPS to this technical ground and the UPS was causing weird things. BTW, Doug was right with the idea that it was the PS.
I had taken the GL 824 out of the box to try to debug the problem. Now that the cause is found I'll plan to put it back in and try it with the 64-bit Win 7 and ProTools 9.
Dell replaced the motherboard and the disk. Nice of them. But I'm still re-installing software, and my day job has been encroaching on my love of music lately, and it is taking longer than desired. But soon I'll plan to heat up this recording again.
Thanks everyone for your support. It is a stable computer now. I'll keep you informed about when the GL is plugged back in and tested. (Hopefully there are new drivers that don't show the 'test' message on the bottom right)