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Black and Blue Ink.’s Lyricist Manifesto, “Left Hook,” and The Pro Tools M-Powered 7.4 Windows 7 Fix

written by :: February 21st, 2010

Before I begin, I’ll put the fix up:

ProTools M-Powered 7.4, Internet Explorer 8 and Windows 7 Fix

As I’m sure many people will be wanting that first. I don’t want people to think I actually don’t have the fix and I’m just leading them to my blog as a deception. For more info, read further down below about the fix because I did make some notes on it.

As a short note, this is the fix for the 0xc0000005 error you get when starting Pro Tools M-Powered 7.4 on Windows 7 32-bit, with or without Internet Explorer 8.  My guess is that you can probably apply this fix on older versions of Windows and it will allow you to keep IE8.


So Black and Blue Ink. has officially started work on “The Lyricist Manifesto,” the new album slated for this coming Fall 2010. Since you can count on BBI coming through with nothing but hard lyrics and hard beats, that’s what you will pretty much get out of this. No hooks, no fancy intros, no nonsense. Just straight up in your face lyrics with creativity and imagery, pushing the limits of rap lyrics. As soon as the beats hit, we’re off taking turns spittin a 16, 24, or even 32. If you’re a fan of metaphors, imagery, punchlines, and literary devices, and other rap/poetry/prose techniques, this is the album for you, combined with hardcore beats.

This is a bit of a departure for me, because I am more of a song/track oriented rapper than a lyrical rapper (though I used to be back in the days), and that’s because as of late I’ve been really pushing for my musicianism to materialize in my music in terms of the way beats are made, usage of music theory, different techniques in song form, etc.  However, the fact that it is a departure, also presents itself and a challenge, and a challenge I definitely want to take up.

The challenge now, involves a couple of things.

First off, for example, we just finished recording a song called “Left Hook.”  It’s called as such because we “left hook” out.  No hook.  Also, for some odd reason (though commonplace if you’ve ever had the experience of watching K-Maculate record), K-Maculate alludes to not being lefty but bringing it to you.  I don’t know why, he just did (it brought many a laugh between me, ADM, Harmony Speaks and Boy Gnyus who were all present at the time).  The song itself is 1:45.  Yes, not even two minutes.  We both spit 16 bars, and that was it.  As K wanted it, he wanted no hooks, no intros, no nonsense, spit and continue on.

It just seems a bit short to me.  However, we agreed that we could maybe spit 24s on future beats, just to try to at least make the 2 minute mark.  So that was resolved.

The next challenge, is making the entire album not sound repetitive, and giving each song a character.  Normally, every song has some kind of character to the beat, to your lyrics, some character by topic, and by the chorus you put in or other characteristics.  With this project, you’re confined to the beat and lyrics only.

The good thing about this is that it hones in my writing, and maybe it will make me more creative lyrically.

As a producer, I have to make the marriage between the vocals and the beat in a way that even if we are spittin our usual bravado for every song, I can make it so that each song still carries a character.

I’ll know I’ve succeeded if by the end of this project, the vocals and beat are so intertwined that mixing the acapellas and instrumentals would be blasphemous (tempo not withstanding).

This may not seem like a challenge, but when you’re dealing with these type of lyrics, those vocals can easily be moved to a different instrumental and it would be perfectly fine.  I feel that in order for this album to be stronger, the beats and vocals must be 100% complementary, and that may only be possible if the beat is tailored perfectly to the vocals.  I don’t want loose vocals that could go on any beat.  This means a lot more post-production work rather than pre.  Once K and I record our verses, I will go through the track, take notes on the vocals, then go back and add to the beat so that the beat fits the vocals as completely as possible.  I guess you can say it’s like a movie score.

Now that I’ve written all that, I feel I have a better grasp on what I need to do with these tracks as we move forward.  Let’s see what happens.  Watch our main home page here, as well as the BBI Facebook as I will be posting up “Left Hook” in the next few days.

Also, as indicated by the title, I’ve stumbled upon (no pun intended, I didn’t use stumbleupon) a fix for Pro Tools M-Powered 7.4 to work on Windows 7.  It drove me bananas for months since I got Windows 7 that my Pro Tools does not work, but now with this fix, it works perfectly on 7.  The original fix though had a lot of URL’s in it, most of which I remember as spyware related sites, so I deleted all of those (they were in the site zone entries and history entries written into the .reg file), and left the more appropriate registry entries.  Please feel free to delete any other suspicious registry entries and let me know so I can update this patch as well.

ProTools M-Powered 7.4, Internet Explorer 8 and Windows 7 Fix

Mind you, I don’t deal in warez, so that is just the fix, not the program itself.  Click the link if you’re having that problem with M-Powered 7.4 with either IE8 and/or Windows 7.  On prior versions of Windows, uninstalling IE8 would do the trick, but disabling it on Windows 7 (uninstalling IE8 is not permitted on Win7, just disabling) would not work.  This will get you around that.

As I said above, I’ve deleted the questionable entries (that I’ve noticed).  You may want to give the .reg file a once-over first before merging it with yours in case you have a better eye.

I’ll have more soon!  More projects, and this weekend I am excited for a FoRcE oNe beat selection/recording session, as he is taking the initiative to make a song and be a big part of the creative process.  I’m a fan of artist evolution, so this will be a very fulfilling project for me.  He has only one solo song under his belt completed, so we’ll see what the young gunna has to say.   Be on the lookout for that one.

Also, Cocoa has some demos she is looking to have me hear and work on, and Destiny and I have a few projects on deck as well.  You can’t forget projeCt inhalOr with ADM, and I’m sure you’ll be hearing a bunch from Brian Bullion soon as far as production is concerned.  The entire fam has got at least one project waiting in the wings, so as I’ve always said, 2010 is our year.  Watch!


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92 Responses to “Black and Blue Ink.’s Lyricist Manifesto, “Left Hook,” and The Pro Tools M-Powered 7.4 Windows 7 Fix”

  1. jbeat producer of levitti, silky t , bizzy bone , and more says:

    thanks for the fix, just updated to windows 7 and couldnt use protools because of the famous error we all went through. you saved me lots of cash and thanks again.

  2. mnshyn says:

    no doubt man.. glad to be of service!

  3. arun says:

    thanks a lot bro

  4. MooN ShynE says:

    no problem man! just sharing the wealth!

  5. ripah says:

    am running pt m-powered 7.4 on win 7 32. am getting “access violation” message, even when i ran the ie8 fix u gave…..frustrated now……..need help

  6. MooN ShynE says:

    is it the same 0xc0000005 error?

  7. E.T says:

    Can you help with this? my pro tools 7.4 was unable to start correctly (0x0000142) was the error, please help I’ve been trying to use pro tools for about a month I got a new laptop running windows 7 I need to make music quickly. I also have pro tools 8 i have not tried to install yet though.

  8. MooN ShynE says:

    what kind of sound card do you have, and are you using m-powered or LE?

  9. Brecker says:

    I think it’s time for you to get a Mac dude. You deserve it.

  10. MooN ShynE says:

    lol i wouldn’t mind having one, tbh. but i work with what i have, and when the money starts coming in from assignments then maybe that can be an investment!

  11. Sion says:

    Yo man big ups you a life saver the truth in the booth thanks alot this shit work

  12. MooN ShynE says:

    all good man, just doing my part to help out my fellow producers.

  13. MT says:

    Will this work with 7.4LE and Digi002? I’ve got Avid’s MC5 and at the moment I have 7.4LE on XP.


  14. MooN ShynE says:

    i can’t confirm this since I’ve only used M-Powered; are you getting that 0x error? Someone might have commented below using it on LE, I’ll take a look.

  15. PerfectChaos86 says:

    So glad I found this! Thanks for the fix!

  16. MooN ShynE says:

    glad it helped!

  17. dgnoise says:

    Thanks man: you saved me tons of time! It’s just a shame that Digidesign didn’t provide such a quick and simple solution as you!
    Keep it up and BTW: cool music you have, I like it a lot!

  18. MooN ShynE says:

    thank you for listening! i’m glad that the fix helped. =]

  19. Lunaman says:

    Ohh veelho, thanks a lot bro! cheering from Brazil!

  20. MooN ShynE says:

    no problem man!

  21. CHRIS WATSON says:


  22. Fernando says:

    Another fan from Brazil!! Thank you very, VERY much!! Works flawlessly!!!!

  23. Steve says:

    Like you, I went through and removed anything potentially harmful before finding out that this is where the patch I had originated. Zones settings are always dicey. I found that the only thing you need to make PT 7.4 run is the “iecompat” key, reducing your entire patch to these 12 lines:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\5.0\Cache\Extensible Cache\iecompat]

    I don’t know why “cachepath” is in hex, but once you import this or add it manually you can check the key to see that it’s a valid Windows path. Likewise, the options, repair and prefix keys match existing default settings in other parts of the registry.

  24. MooN ShynE says:

    Thanks for the tip, Steve. I’ll be updating the patch accordingly!

  25. Kat The Kid says:

    Yo man thankx alot this was perfect

  26. Daniel M says:

    from Brazil!

  27. dw says:

    worked like a charm. thanks dude.

  28. yani says:

    yo, what are the steps i take? i clicked the link and it ask to choose a program or choose on online. o click on pro tools and did my thing with it and the error still came up?

  29. U$er says:

    I only needed to make a single new entry to get PT7.4 working on Windows 7 64bit SP1:

    Open Notepad and Copy the following and save the file as PTFix.reg then run it:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings]


  30. DrZubin says:

    Thanx a lot man! I will know Pro tools from now finally.

    Love your blog.

  31. Felipe says:

    Dude, thanks! you rock! from Minnesota..
    I just got my Omnisphere and Stylus.. let’s do music now!

  32. Xaneth says:

    Thanks a lot for the fix. I remember having to set up my recording computer with XP all these years, which sucks, because it is no longer supported and does not get updates anymore. Compatibility mode would not work, etc. IE8, and IE in general simply sucks. I wish I could obliterate it from the planet.

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  34. Enold says:

    Thanks dude.. iam very heappy.. :)

  35. mr_bubbles says:

    Great stuff man! Thank you so much for putting this solution out there…I was stuck even after researching for 4 hours until I saw your blog. Thanks again!

  36. max says:

    I think I love you, thaaaanks!

  37. johnny f. says:

    HELP PLS. I am a student learning Pro Tools. i have 7.4 le and get the error Oxc0000005 on my new laptop running windows 7 IE8. i saw fix link posted above but can figured out what to do. i need better breakdown instructions to understand steps to correct problem. thx for any help.

  38. NbZero says:

    Awesome. Thanks for the fix!

  39. stu says:

    ive been having this problem for ages and was super stoked to see a solution…but the link appears to be dead. any chance you can re-post that fix?

  40. MooN ShynE says:

    i just noticed that one of the folders in my backup did not get uploaded to the server. i just uploaded now and that link should now be available.

  41. Define says:

    Will this fix work with M-Powered 7.3 on Windows 7

    or do you know how I can still upgrade to 7.4?

    I had to build a new computer and didn’t realize Digidesign (now Avid) never officialy worked this out and the 7.4 update isn’t even on their site anymore.


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