I'm a Coke fan myself, and will always recommend its consumption wherever possible.
This has been happening a lot lately. Do not know if it's a glitch in CS4, or if it's "phases of the Moon."
You might want to do a search for similar issues. You can filter those searches to "People," and try Jim Simon, Harm Millaard and the_wine_snob. I think that we have commented in most of those other threads. Do not recall resolution in any, but may have missed that.
I had tried a number of ways to search this, but unfortunatly, I think that everyone will word this a little different as there is no jargan to specifically describe this problem. It is not really a hanging issue because it plays just fine. It is not a freeze because it eventually... unfreezes. If one were to make up some jargon, I would suggest it be as close to as possible to profanity to convey frustration, while not insulting anyone. But, I will do some additional searches, and more so, if it is found, I will link to it.
And to Jim...
But once one has gathered nearly a case of the stuff, well it is just hard to drink that much in one sitting. I guess a party is in order. Once the party is over, I can check to see if it has stopped playing. Productivity will go down, but according to the comercials, we will all have much higher moral.
I'm assuming your system is busy doing other things when you stop playing and while it is busy, you have to wait for the playing to stop. The most obvious reasons are that you have Search Indexing on and possibly Compression on, on a system with an insufficient disk setup. Maybe not 7200 disks, not 3 physical disks, etc.
Go to My Computer, click and then right click on your C drive, select properties and make sure that the bottom two tick boxes are cleared. Instruct Windows to apply that to each and every folder, including sub-directories. Repeat this for every other drive on your system. If Windows warns you that it can not perform this action on certain files, just skip them.
That may make the difference.
I have read a lot of your stuff here (on the forum, not just this post). Thanks for the reply.
On Both C and D, compression was off, but indexing was on. C has now been unticked and it is doing it's thing now. I will do D as soon as it is done (seems to be taking a while).
I have seen folks recomend a 3 disk config. The 3rd disk is previews and cache correct? do you just set it at the start of each project and then purge it once the project is complete? We do a lot of our stuff across a gigabit switch (though this project was all local).
We could use the D for cache, and keep the assets on the NAS if the 3 drive setup is critical.
My D Drive is 2 - 7200RPM in RAID 0 - with 60% currently free
Once the indexing is fully off, I will play with the project a little. It is strange because it has not done it at all this morning, nor last night (prior to turning indexing off).
We are in the process of getting set up for fiber which will illiminate any bottlenecking, but this is currently a nonworking war headache for our engineer. It is working in mac land but not for the PCs.