First off, ensure you flashed your firmware to the latest version and installed the latest driver. If your version of Line 6 Monkey is 1.50 then roll back to the previous version (1.43) and use that to install drivers and software cause 1.50 is buggy (Line 6 have confirmed).
Next, you could check to see if there is any other software on the PC that is starting up and causing a problem. Certain antivirus products etc can grab resources at unexpected times and cause system failures.
To do this Suggest you troubleshoot using Msconfig, which is a good tool for temporarily disabling startup software.
- Select Windows Key+'R' type in 'Msconfig.exe' and click 'OK'.
- Select the 'Startup' Tab and click 'Disable All'
- Restart your machine
Now try running your recording software and see whether this helps. If it does, restart MSconfig and begin putting back in the startup software and rebooting. Test with your recording software until you identify what is causing the program to fail.
I've done all of that before posting. I've been a PC tech for 24 years so I performed all the troubleshooting I could think of. I've chosen selected startup options with everything disabled and disconnected all devices from my system except for essentials required to run it as well, to no avail. Is this a common issue or am I the only one having the problem? Could be a lemon HD500 mabey?
Heres the error code:
STOP: 0x000000D1 and DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
I loaded the drivers and used the pedal on 2 other systems and didn't have this issue at all but I really don't feel like reformatting my machine if I don't think it will work. System specs for one of the other 2 is below. One machine was an Alienware M17 R3 maxed out
Mainboard: EVGA nForce 730a GeForce 8200 Socket AM2+ MB
CPU: AMD Phenom X4 9950 Black Edition 4MB Socket AM2+
GPU: Galaxy GeForce 9500 GT 1GB PCIe
Memory: 8GB OCZ Platinum Enhanced Bandwidth PC6400 DDR2
Drives: 500GB Serial ATA HD 7200/16MB/SATA-3G primary, 1TB SATA HD 7200/64MB/SATA-6G Secondary, Lite-ON DVDRW 20X SATA optical
Well I guess you do get the occasional BSOD crop up on the board - but it is occasional and usually traced back to the PC environment/firmware glitches unless the USB connector on the HD is damaged.
You should not discount a hardware issue also here. It may be worth reseating the RAM and other major components just to makes sure there is nothing wrong.
I hear what you are saying about not wanting the hassle of a Windows re-install but if the HD is working on other machines then it sounds like the PC environment is on the hook.
A 'dogs chance' option would be to try rolling back to an earlier version of Line 6 Monkey (1.43) and the earlier drivers. The latest monkey and drivers appear to be glitchy in some situations (mainly Mac, HD300 and some odd 'screaming' issues) but that is not to say that there are not other weirdies in there also.
Alright, so I have completely wiped out my hard drive and repartitioned it to have it specifically loaded with only the required drivers for my audio interfaces and the system to run. I've loaded only what software I use to record and produce, updated the OS (Win 7 64-bit) fully, updated the BIOS and firmware to the most current and the system still blue screens everytime I load the HD500 drivers and restart. The only repair to fix the partition after this is a system restore. My full system specs are in this post and on my "Support Profile". I need an official Line 6 rep on this one if one hasn't replied as of yet because I will not settle for a "I need to change my hardware" answer. These drivers should work regardless. I do appreciate all of the help I've gotten so far from jimsreynolds but unfortunately, to no avail. The system I primarily use for recording has the most power, as to why I use it. Whether this works on other PC's or not is irrelevant. Thank you
Along with original system specs I am running Windows 7 64bit if this helps at all. After reading an excruciatingly long forum post with a similar issue (http://line6.com/support/thread/47438), I tried some of that troubleshooting as well (i.e., removing webcam software, disabling devices in Device Manager, etc...). I do happen to be using a Logitech G19 gaming keyboard and have to wonder if these drivers could be causing conflict here. I also verified that all hardware in this system is on the ASUS QVL to ensure it works well and stable together. Any other ideas on this?
Alright, I changed some settings in the BIOS including timing/voltage of my RAM to 8-8-8/1.65 per OCZ's specs, uninstalled an AMD USB Filter Driver which was a part of my board and things seem to be working much better. I still haven't recorded anything yet but I expect it will go as planned. I'll update as soon as I know for sure
I think it was related to the AMD USB filter as we have seen this happen with other AMD users. We have some more information about this filter available at the link below:
Thanks again for posting your results for the rest of the community to see. Let us know if you have any trouble with the recordings.
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