Yesterday there was a news report by the Mac scene, which reported that since Monday in many Hollywood studios many MacPros could not be booted anymore. The missing link for the problem was apparently located at Avid, who immediately started the problem analysis.
A closer look in the net led to the assumption that only the MacPro tons are affected. In concrete terms, it was repeatedly reported that cylindrical Mac Pro workstations running Avid&s Media Composer video editing suite "slowly crashed" and did not restart.
Avid quickly provided an analysis that the problem was likely to occur regularly after an error message with their own license manager. After this error message the Mac should often fall into the reported reboot loop.
Avid himself spoke about reinstalling the operating system in this case and doing backups of all important files before:
Of course you have to get out of the reboot loop first. If you haven&t seen the problem yet, you should avoid one thing above all else: A new start.
After the very last state of affairs Avid should have nothing to do with the problem: Instead, Google&s Chrome Keystone Updater seems to be the real culprit for the sudden iMer coma.
What you can and should do if you own a current MacPro, reports Mr. Macintosh.