Greetings and thanks to all the brilliant folks who have helped me till now. New Query: I am trying to open my AVID MC, which I have been using successfully for more than three years. And it has been terribly slow to open. After three hours, it has shown me only the bare outlines of the bins and shows the two source and record windows. It is stuck on a window that says "Reading Sequence bins." The whirling disc is whirling along, but nothing has changed for an hour. What to do??? Force Quit? Wait it out?