Last nigh while digitizing I accidently unplugged an external hard drive. I saved the project and powered the computer down. Now FCP won't open. It goes so far and quits.
I've tried...repairing permissions, powering down, powering down and disconnecting the external drives. All other programs function and open including soundtrack, motion and live type. I'm really stumped on this one.
Any help out there?
I'm using Version 10.4.11 Dual 2 GHz Power PC G5 with Final Cut 5.4
[Michelle LaRock]"I've tried...repairing permissions, powering down, powering down and disconnecting the external drives."
But, you haven't trashed preferences, right?
Here's the deal Michelle, when something bad happens to FCP, such as a drive going down during the capture operation, that will sometimes corrupt the preferences and other times will trashe them completely. You never know. So, trash your prefs., start FCP and see if you can open your project from the File menu. If not, you'll have to go back in time using the AutoSave Vault, if you had AutoSave enabled.
Every other camera I own works so I can only conclude that unplugging that darn wire mid-digitize screwed up my firewire connection in the camera. It's been repaired once already so I'll take it back to that engineer and see what he thinks. Thanks so much for the advice. Going to the Auto Save Vault never occurred to me. Don't know what I would do without the forum.