Topic: New PC... Win 7 x64... Dakota seems to crash system at Win7 shutdown

I posted abiout a year ago on this, exchanged with some of you, solved the problem but can't remember steps... Built a new PC this week and as soon as I get drivers installed for the Dakota, without even actually *using* it (nor launch the Dak tray), I can no longer shut down computer : I get blue screen and reboot - have to shut it down physically...

I now wonder if Dakota was the cause of replacing PC.... (old one had a crashing problem that no one was able to point with certainty - blaming a possible motherboard failure... Well, I don't want to capitulate on this and ... would like to get your solutions first to make it work under Win 7 (64bit). Of course I use last available 64bit drivers (3.15) .

Since I am unsure of the source of problem, I stopped rebuilding software on the machine.

Thanks,
Rob


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Re: New PC... Win 7 x64... Dakota seems to crash system at Win7 shutdown

Hi lanstrad,

Unfortunately we don't have any 'official' Windows 7 for our line of sound cards.  However, we did just recently post a Windows7 BETA driver for the Dakota only.  You can find it here:

http://frontierdesign.com/Products/Dakota/Downloads

This should fix the blue screen issues but there will most likely be some 24-Bit WDM issues, namely the audio will be garbled when using 24-Bit WDM.  There probably won't be an official release but this should get you going.

Hope this helps....

CS

Re: New PC... Win 7 x64... Dakota seems to crash system at Win7 shutdown

Thanks, I will try it.
However, when trying to ''update driver'' I am being prompted (even when pointing to folder where I extracted this BETA) that I already have best driver...

Should I choose ''uninstall'' then ?

Thanks,
Rob

Re: New PC... Win 7 x64... Dakota seems to crash system at Win7 shutdown

Huge problem... «nolonger able to record from S/PDIF - it seems I get no signal. Thgis always worked, but since I switched computer, reinstalled everything, I never had to use it (no mixdown).

I record from all ADAT in and playback through all ADAT out of the Dakota.  But when I send stereo out from the mixer through SPDIF to recond mixdown, flat line !

May this have anything to do with the fact I *nver* set anything through Dakota tray on tgis new PC (and... disabled it since it was crashing Windows 7 at shutdown) ??... Don't remember if I had done anything on my old system so to be able to record from S/PDIF... since I *never* touched anuthing back once set.

Thanks,
Rob

Re: New PC... Win 7 x64... Dakota seems to crash system at Win7 shutdown

Hmmm...very strange that there won't be an official driver release.
Very frustating the blue screen every time You shut down the PC.
Windows 7 -64bit don't allow unsigned drivers.
Windows is now in testmode but it is still crashing.
Not funny at all.