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Initialization Hi i've got a problem with my vs not starting up from the initialize screen,it say's that my IDE,HD,CD is ok but it wont start or boot up or load from there,it useto fine!is there a combination of buttons that i can press on start up or something else i could do to fix this problem?please help me as i have searched every where and looked in all my manuals i can't seem to fix the problem.Thanks hear from you soon i hope!Gabriel.

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  • Gabstar Aug 10, 2007

    Hi thanks for the help but it was unuseful as i clearly stated that the unit won't initialize and i cannot even get to the display screen,i think the problem was from improper shut down like i said it says that the IDE,HD,CD, is ok but won't load up from that screen!i've looked in all manuals and tried everything but it won't even let me into the display,if you could help me further it'll be much appreciated thanks Gabe!

  • Gabstar Aug 10, 2007

    Hi i've got a problem with my vs not starting up from the initialize screen,it say's that my IDE,HD,CD is ok but it wont
    start or boot up or load from there,it useto fine!is there a combination of buttons that i can press on start up or something else i could do to fix this problem?please help me as i have searched every where and looked in all my manuals i can't seem to fix the problem.Thanks hear from you soon i hope!Gabriel.

  • Gabstar Aug 13, 2007

    Hi i really have to say that the info that you gave me about updating the system through the roland web site was the most useful i've got from anyone and yes it did fix the problem!!! and i am very greatful to you and fixya for the solution,i hope down the track if i was to have any other problems with the vs 2000cd you are there to help!!! i thank you very much and hope you much luck in life for helping me and others!Gabriel.


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Are you able to access the utility menu by pressing shift & F4? If you can then: 1. Press UTILITY. 2. Press PAGE until ?PrmIni? appears above F1. 3. Press F1 (PrmIni). 4. Turn the Time/Value dial to select: ? MIXER & UTILITY ?to initialize both the mixer and UTILITY parameters. ? MIXER ?to initialize only the mixer parameters. ? UTILITY ?to initialize only the UTILITY parameters. 5. Press F5 (OK)?a confirmation screen appears. 6. If you?re sure you want to proceed, press ENTER/YES. To cancel the operation, press EXIT/NO. This should restore the factory default settings.

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    Greg Cann Aug 10, 2007

    OK two more things you can try.

    I have found the following procedure to reset:

    1. Press and hold both snare 2 and FX2 as you are turning the power on.
    2. The system should now boot up. To format drive, hold shift and press F1 which will take you to the project list.
    3. Press the page button three times for ?FMT DRV? and press OK. Then follow instructions as they appear on the screen.

    If this fails then try a system update from a PC or MAC the update files & readme can be downloaded from Roland's website below:

    Good Luck!

  • Greg Cann
    Greg Cann Aug 13, 2007

    Hi Gabriel, did you get a chance to try my latest suggestions to reset the Vs-2000CD yet?

    Please update the question & let us know if the information given was useful to you - Good Luck!

  • Greg Cann
    Greg Cann Aug 13, 2007

    Hey that's great news, thanks for the feedback.
    Perhaps you can update the question to solved for me?
    Best regards,


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