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Need Help with Delta 1010LT and Win2k Pro

Discussion in 'Recording' started by lambchop, Jun 12, 2003.

  1. lambchop

    lambchop Active Member

    Opus or anyone, help!!!

    I upgraded my operating system to Win2k Pro and installed my Delta 1010LT card. No problems! No conflicts! No sound!!!! What's wrong? There are no other sound cards installed. Anyone have any ideas? The other unresolved problems I have aside from this are a conflict with my USB midi interface and my external modem com port, but I don't think that should effect my soundcard that Windows says is working properly. Man, this can drive you crazy.

    I would greatly appreciate any advice, comments, insights etc. anyone has.

  2. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Try a difference PCI slot. Sometimes certain cards can be finicky about what PCI slot they are in!

    Opus :D
  3. lambchop

    lambchop Active Member

    Hi Opus! Already tried that one. Any other suggestions are greatly appreciated.
  4. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Well, even though Windows says there are no conflicts there may be one!

    The only way to find out is detach the Midi and USB, or disable USB for the moment.

    What application are you using? Sorry, can't remember what everyone uses!!

  5. pbryce

    pbryce Active Member

    What service pak are you using ( SP1 or ? )

    I assume you got the right drivers for your soundcard for W2K.

    I had a bunch of other questions but I see you have another thread going now so I deleted them as they were answered there anyway :roll:
  6. lambchop

    lambchop Active Member

    Here's my configuration

    Processor -Intel 82845MP Brookdale 2Ghz
    Motherboard - BCM BC845DL
    BIOS - Whizpro BIOS Ver. 10.01 dated 4/02/02
    Ram - 512Mgb 1st Harddrive - 10Ggb
    2nd Harddrive - 80Ggb
    Operating System - Win2K Pro w/Service Pack 3
    Soundcard - Delta 1010LT

    Hopefully this will help.
  7. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    ya know, I've heard some weird things happening with the Win2k service pack 3...

    Update the Direct X version and see if that helps.

  8. lambchop

    lambchop Active Member

    How do I know which version of Direct X is in my machine and which is the newest?
  9. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Best way to do this is in the run menu type in
    dxdiag and this will tell you.

    Then go to directx.com and check to see what the latest version is and download it!

    Let us know

    Opus :D
  10. Hypothesis

    Hypothesis Guest

    Hi Lambchop !

    Is your computer installed in the ACPI or STANDARD PC mode ? If in ACPI, it is very probable that, even though the card doesn't have ANY conflict, another card or device is using the cards IRQ... It can be the case in STANDARD mode also (been there - done that :) ) So, if you already haven't, check that the card has it's own IRQ# (no other device should share it !)... Hope it helps... Tell me if that doesn't work, we'll figure something out ! CHeers !
  11. pbryce

    pbryce Active Member

    Opus said :
    "ya know, I've heard some weird things happening with the Win2k service pack 3..."

    Well I've heard the same thing, in fact, I am still on SP1 as I don't have a modem or Internet connection on the Music machine, and the fixes on the other SP's are mostly internet related fixes I believe.

    Other than that, I seem to recall there being a problem with your soundcard/drivers and W2K somewhere else, but I can't remember the source, sorry :(

    Hope you fix it soon !
  12. lambchop

    lambchop Active Member

    I was able to change my computer to 'standard pc' mode from within the Win2K operating system. As for DirectX, I have Version 8.1 installed. There is a new 9.0 but I want wait as the system worked under Win98SE. What I'm thinking of doing is to wipe my C: drive clean again and do a fresh install. What do you guys think?
  13. lambchop

    lambchop Active Member

    Just an update! I just downloaded Delta's latest drivers dated 6/13/03. I'll see if that helps. And in response to Hypo's earlier question - Yes, I checked the IRQ's and my card is not sharing with anything else. I do have a sharing/conflict though with my video card and a PCI bus. Also, after I installed Win2K my system would keep telling me that it found new hardware (PCI bus) but it couldn't find the files to load it, so it was disabled by the system.
  14. lambchop

    lambchop Active Member

    Update #2

    I reinstalled Win2k in "standard pc" mode (actually I used the repair function). It's a big improvement. I don't get the found new hardware screen for the PCI Device, my modem now works, the Delta card has its own IRQ. But still no sound. I'm starting to think that it has to do with the Delta control panel. Does anyone have any experience with this control panel software? It'supposedly the same one used with the Delta 1010 & Delta 66.1. Any ideas are welcomed. I just want to be able to record again.
  15. pbryce

    pbryce Active Member

    Have you verified that the Delta really works by trying it in another system, with a different OS (win98).
    Or it would be ideal if you had a dual boot setup to experiment with :)
    If it does then I would say it has to be the drivers.
  16. lambchop

    lambchop Active Member

    The Delta card is working, well kinda' working. I've got a ton of clicks & pops when I run Cubase VST. This seems to be the norm with the Delta cards from what I've been reading. Any suggestions to resolve this are obviously greatly appreciated.
  17. Hypothesis

    Hypothesis Guest

    I have a Delta 1010 and had some SERIOUS problems working in Win2000 (nothing I tried, and trust me I tried everything, would solve the problem), so I had to switch to WinXP... Since then I have almost NO problems at all... No clicks & pops, No bluescreens, and very low latency... My suggestion is - switch to XP - and start making some music instead of tweaking the PC, you'll find it generaly much better suited for musicians, and you'll save yourself some valuable time & money ! :) Cheers...
  18. lambchop

    lambchop Active Member


    It's up! It's running! ....and there's nary a pop or click to report!

    I increased the buffer size for the channels in Cubase VST which significantly improved the sound, but the final [bold]major[/bold] improvement was when I downloaded and installed Win2K Service Pack 2 (yep Opus, I steered clear of that Service Pack 3 like you told me).

    Now, I don't think that I'm done yet. When I increased the buffer size I also increased my latency up to 23ms. Do you think that this is an acceptable amount of delay for recording?

    By the way, I want to thank all you guys for all of your suggestions and help with this problem.

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