View Full Version : SB3 locking up!!!

2006-01-16, 10:45
My SB3 has been working flawlessly until I added a bunch of music recently. I just about filled up my hard drive (7.39GB left of 279GB total). I placed a link to a folder on another drive for more music within the primary folder as well.. Now my SB3 finds everything and starts playing any song chosen but it locks up after a few seconds, stops playing, stops responding in any way, and I have to unplug it to get it to work again. Anyone have any ideas about what the problem is and how to fix it?

I removed the link to the other drive, I rescanned my library, I've gone into settings and increased cache size and turned off artwork. I've even Defragmented my HD's. No success yet. Next I'm thinking of removing some albums from my primary music file to free up some memory on the HD. I remember reading that you shouldn't totally fill up your HD but I figured 7GB of free space was plenty.

Any help would be appreciated because I can't go back to playing CD's again.

Joe M.

2006-01-16, 17:49
I don't know if it will help but try these two things. First of all, you should have at least 10% free space on any hard drive, optimally 15 - 20%. After freeing up some space I'd try defragmenting the drive. When a volume get's really full like that things can get pretty messy. But be sure you create adequate free space first - a drive will not defrag effectively with only 2-3% free space as you have.

2006-01-16, 18:10
What operating system are you using?
Was there a message anywhere when it stopped?