If a recording medium is created as described in the following steps and inserted in a PC running Windows XP, a blue screen may appear on the PC and the PC may be unresponsive, depending on the status of the recording medium.
1. The recording medium is formatted and recorded on a unit using software earlier than the following applicable version:
2.The recording medium is inserted into a unit running software later than the version above.
3.The recording medium is reinserted into a unit running software earlier than the version above, and is recorded.
4.The recording medium is inserted into a pc running windows XP. A blue screen appears on the PC.
5. The PC returns to normal operation after the recording medium is removed and power is switched off/on. However, data not saved before blue screen are lost.
To prevent the symptom, do not record media alternately recorded using XDCAM EX units running different versions of software. The symptom does not occur if the recording medium is formatted when used across different versions. The symptom does not occur with the following operating systems:
Windows Vista, Windows 7
Mac OS XV10.6 (snow leopard)
Mac OS X V10.5
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