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Major problem with Emu 1616m

Hello, I was wondering if you could help me? I have
recently purchased a E-mu 1616M. And nearly everytime i plug the card
into my laptop, i get a blue screen that quickly flashes up saying
somekind of error (its so fast i cant read it) and then my laptop just
restarts. And on the very unlikely time that this doesnt happen. After
say a minute or 2, my laptop will just freeze completely. I dont know
what the problem could be, ive installed all the software correctly. I
dont know if its a problem with say the RAM of my computer, maybe i need
more?? I just wanted to ask if this is a common problem, and or what can
i do about it?? Much appreciated

These are my laptop specifications;
Windows XP; Computer Type: ACER TRAVELMATE 2700
3.00GHZ; RAM: 512MB

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Re: Major problem with Emu 1616m

What is happening is that you are receiving what techies call the BSOD or blue screen of death. The most likely reason that you are getting this is a driver error. Try and press f8 before you see the loading windows xp screen with the scrolling green progress bar. This will bring you into safe mode. Go to the device manager and remove the driver. Reboot the computer and get the latest drivers from the manufacturers website and install them.

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