Ableton Live 8 cant boot

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Ableton Live 8 cant boot

Post by Nickswardson » Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:26 pm

Hi, something terrible just happened, live crashed and wont reboot.

Last night i installed reason on the macbook pro im using for rewire. Its all good and i managed to get them to work together.
Today i wanted to get some work done and started reason first, since im new to the rewire process i quit reason and started ableton.
While im loading a bigger set in ableton im starting up reason (thinking my Mac can handle it) when reason starts up, ableton suddenly crashed and that's nothing new. So i quit reason again and start up ableton again. From here on each time the ableton loading screen comes to "Scanning Local VST'S" it loads for a few seconds and then crashes and gives me the " Live quit unexpected". This comes each time i start up the Application or click on "reopen" when the crash screen comes. This sucks ass, strange since i haven't installed any new vsts. I tried starting up reason first and then Ableton but that doesn't work either.

Help is appreciated. Thanks.

Using Ableton 8.1.1
MAC OSX 10.6.4
2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
4GB 1067MHz DDR3

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Re: Ableton Live 8 cant boot

Post by [mid] » Thu Jul 15, 2010 3:48 pm


to help you further, please send the preferences folder incl. contents.
It can be found here:

/User/Username/Library/Preferences/Ableton/Live x.x.x

Please send us also the whole DiagnosticReports folder:


Note: Send the files as zipped attachment

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