Currently Being ModeratedFeb 3, 2013 2:23 AM (in response to jahra)Re: POD X3 Pro causes BSOD during the Windows shutdown?
I had a similar problem with my ordinary X3. Suddenly it produced BSOD while shutting down the PC and it shot the Adobe Flash Plugin and the Windows Media Player after a short time of using.
I tried everything like reinstalling all drivers like the Line6, the Motherboard and soundcard-drivers. Yesterday I looked into this board and found that there are problems with the USB and POD X3 Live. And because I am using a Laptop I often had to plug the peripherials and did not take care in which port I plugged them in.
Now I plugged the X3 into the port which I was using during the first installation and: It works :-)
Maybe this could be the same problem as yours ... try the different USB-Ports.
With kind regards
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 3, 2013 10:02 PM (in response to Wozy73)Re: POD X3 Pro causes BSOD during the Windows shutdown?
Thanks for the reply!
After series of experiments over the weekend that included different sequence of switching the devices on and off and running/not running the ProTools, I've figured out the likely cause of my BSOD issue.
It does have something to do with the sync over S/PDIF, it seems. During my sessions I use ProjectMix as a sync master, and Pod X3 Pro as a sync slave.
Now, when I try to shut the Windows down with both devices powered on (and sync locked) I get a BSOD 10 out of 10 times.
When I switch the Pod first (thus breaking the sync) and THEN shut down the OS, it shuts down perfectly 10 out of 10.
Cannot power down ProjectMix first, 'cos it's a firewire device, and switching it off while Windows is running can cause a BSOD in its own right
So my hypothesis is that Windows cannot handle sync locked drivers properly during shutdown - it cannot decide which to kill first or should it kill the drivers at all it seems (whocrashed tool does not produce anything meaningful out of memory dumps, just pretty generic words abuout driver power state failure).
Ok, now my problem's solved, again - through an empiric experiment. My regards and best wishes to the support team.