NewTek TriCaster taking a long to time to boot up.


  • TriCaster is taking several minutes to boot up.
  • After booting up, it takes several minutes to launch a Live Desktop session.


  • NewTek TriCaster
    • Models: 8000, 860, 460, 410, TC-1


  • Hard drive is fragmented.


Run a defrag (note: DO NOT perform this during an event or before an event as this can take while - up to several hours depending on amount of files and fragmentation).

NewTek recommends defragmenting a TriCaster every 60 days to improve performance and regain space.

  1. Exit out of the Live Desktop (upper left File >> Exit).
  2. Click on the Back arrow from the Launch Live Desktop screen.
  3. Click Shutdown and select Administrator Mode

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     4.  Under System Utilities on the bottom left, select Defragment all Drives.


KB ID: DD3168218

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