Critical Disc writes failed

having playback /recording problems on a bass then vocal track,got the on screen warning CRITICAL DISC WRITE (oh you get it )error one or more disc could be failing data may be lost.
I’m 1 and a half years old (recording etc.) Not a blinking clue what it means ,even less as what to do ,can anyone help an old saussage here please ?

A “Critical Disk Write” error warning often suggests that your hard drive might not be fast enough to handle the current data transfer demands or that it could be failing or full.

Here’s what you can do:

  1. Check Disk Space: Ensure your hard drive has enough free space. A full disk might struggle with large read and write operations.
  2. Close Other Programs: Having too many programs open could be eating up your system’s resources. Try closing any unnecessary applications to free up some disk performance.
  3. Defragment Your Disk: If you’re using an HDD, it could be fragmented. You can use the defragment tool on your computer to organize the files better and improve disk performance. Please note, don’t do this if you’re using an SSD.
  4. Disk Check: Run a disk check to identify any potential errors or bad sectors. This can be done using built-in tools on your computer.
  5. Buffer Size: Increase your audio interface’s buffer size. This gives your computer more time to process the audio data, which can alleviate disk errors.
  6. Save to a Different Disk: If possible, try saving your project to a different hard drive. This can help identify if the issue is with a specific disk.

Remember to always keep a backup of your projects to prevent data loss. If you’re still having issues after trying these steps, it might be worth considering a hardware upgrade.

Best of luck. Let me know how you get on.

If anyone else has any suggestions, feel free to add them. :+1:

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Matt thank you so much for that information, I’ll have to go through it step by step tonight to put it into English in my thick head but I will definitely be able to get it thank you so much for taking the time I have been spending today trying to figure out why when I open my current project in the morning all the bass and vocals are gone off the line and I can’t get them back I’ve had to do this with two projects before taking months of extra time with me it goes really well about two months then seems to cave in overnight. But I’m sure your help there will turn out to be invaluable thank you so much again

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Did you have any joy with this?

Excellent advice! only thing I would add is, make sure you use the Best Cables you can afford. Primecables in Montreal are the best!!!

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Thanks @Rand55 Welcome to the forum. Agreed, always try and get quality cables.