- Start up computer, everything fires up with no problems.
- Run computer all day, including multi-track recording in my DAW without a single hitch. Everything completely normal and stable.
- Start up computer, no audio device loaded, like E-MU isn't there. Seems Windows couldn't 'see' the hardware.
- Restart, everything comes on as normal. Run computer another full day with zero problems or abnormalities.
- Start up computer, no audio device loaded. (Here we go again.)
- Restart computer, freezes in the middle of Windows starting up. (This is not a good sign!)
- Hard restart, everything loads up completely normally again.
- Just for the fun of it, run CCleaner and clean up registry. Looks like there are some Creative Professional files there that needed fixing. Restart once more, everything normal.
So currently this issue seems to be consistently inconsistent. Stevee may be onto something, and I second his question:
Unless/until I post again, assume that it's going to be this intermittent with my system. I will keep checking these threads for people's ideas, and I will be sure to update if anything changes on my end.
I've implemented one extra step (Step 4) as suggested by Freddie Stjerna in the third post down on this page:
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/win ... 13a?page=3
He says that after implementing sherwoodsound's procedure, do the following:
While you are inside in registry editor. Go to following new location.
1. Go to \HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\ASIO\E-MU ASIO
2. Go to ---> “E-MU ASIO”. \HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\ASIO\E-MU ASIO
3. As you can see another error inside the E-MU ASIO. In (Default) type “REG_SZ” has the wrong DATA-string “CTASIO”.
4. Right-click on "(Default) " and choose Modify
5. Modify and change to only: CTASIO64
1. Close registry editor and shut down your computer again and re-boot a “cold start”.”
After doing this, everything started up normally for me. Will report with an update again after running for some time.