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#142881 - 12/23/11 03:00 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] black screen BIAB
vishnu Offline
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BIAB froze on me.....the little windows pointer froze and would not move ...i had to force a shutdown,if i cant point the pointer!!!

anyway,when the prog started up again all the white areas in the BIAB screen are now BLACK but operating ok


bummer what to do

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#142882 - 12/23/11 03:15 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: black screen BIAB [Re: vishnu]
vishnu Offline
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http://www.pgmusic.com/forums/showflat.p...amp;Search=true

found this.......

i notice in my options dropdown box there is a RETURN TO FACTORY SETTINGS there.......you think i should try that with BIAB active?

i shall do nowt until i hear from the pros

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#142883 - 12/23/11 03:18 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: black screen BIAB [Re: vishnu]
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mouse cursor thats the term

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#142884 - 12/23/11 03:24 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: black screen BIAB [Re: vishnu]
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#142885 - 12/23/11 03:27 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: black screen BIAB [Re: vishnu]
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Quote:

http://www.pgmusic.com/forums/showflat.p...amp;Search=true

found this.......

i notice in my options dropdown box there is a RETURN TO FACTORY SETTINGS there.......you think i should try that with BIAB active?

i shall do nowt until i hear from the pros




After a reboot, this is certainly step 2 - go ahead and see if that fixes things.
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#142886 - 12/23/11 03:33 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: black screen BIAB [Re: MusicStudent]
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Just find the menu were you can change the colors of things in BIAB & return them to the default. Not many folks realize that the colors can be customized. This black stuff has been none to happen in the past.Just change it back.
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#142887 - 12/23/11 03:35 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: black screen BIAB [Re: vishnu]
Kent - PG Music Offline
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Hi Vishnu,

In Band-in-a-Box, if you go to Opt - Preferences, hit the Colors button, select "Default" as your Color Scheme and hit Ok, it should go back to normal.

Thanks
Kent
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#142888 - 12/23/11 03:39 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: black screen BIAB [Re: Kent - PG Music]
vishnu Offline
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thanks guys ...sorted


is there anything at all that can be done when a cursor freezes on me ...?

i does not allow any option other than a forced closedown i think

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#142889 - 12/23/11 03:44 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: black screen BIAB [Re: vishnu]
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Vishnu,

How long did you wait? I've found that sometimes a freeze occurs because the computer is heavily involved with processing something in the background.

Noel
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#142890 - 12/23/11 03:50 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: black screen BIAB [Re: Noel96]
vishnu Offline
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Noel i shall give that a try next time.......i waited about 1 minute

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#142891 - 12/23/11 03:55 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: black screen BIAB [Re: vishnu]
Noel96 Offline
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Vishnu,

Try a couple of minutes. There are a number of processes (e.g. Windows Update, antivirus scanning and updates, cataloging files, etc.) that can tax the computer's processor. Also, when a BIAB song is generated, that process demands significant cpu power if Realtracks are used.

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