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Loading problem emu1616

About six days ago i tried loading a new emu 1616 to my laptop everything loads except for the cardbus i keep getting this error signal. third party imf contains no digital signatures i am travelling abroad to record in one week please help soon

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Re: loading problem emu1616

It could be down to the vsts when loading cubase.
Do you have emulator or proteus as a vst in cubase?
I was in the same boat.
BlueScreen/Restart when loading cubase vsts.
Hate to say it, but in the end I got a new computer (not because of this - i needed an upgrade anyway!).

I think it is a hardware/resources problem with the cardbus controller, not having enough bandwidth dedicated to the cardbus/audiocard, but as I say I'm no expert ..

Posted on Mar 23, 2008

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Re: loading problem emu1616

First up, I am no expert, but hope I can help.
I think that it is just a matter of following the installation procedures which EMU describe in the booklet.

When you insert the card for the first time, do not install using the hardware wizard.

Instead exit out of it and insert the cd, which will run a seperate install procedure (if autorun is enabled).
During the installation, a splashscreen will pop up (at around 45% complete) saying that the driver is not signed. Choose 'continue anyway'.

This should take care of the digital signature issue.

After this, there might be a problem with the cardbus controller.
This is highlighted on the EMU website.
Thats the problem which I am struggling with and hope someone can help out ..

Posted on Jan 26, 2008

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You need combofix utility, first install on your os and then run it. After complete the process take a reboot and then try to reinstall the driver, your BSOD problem will have been removed.

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I've got the same damn problem

Download and install the latest V2.1 Patchmix DSP Application and also the V2.1 Audio System Driver from EMU at

Have you been downloading and applying any updates from Microsoft recently? If you have downloaded and installed both of the above then you should check the function of the board via System manager and Device Manager to see if there are any errors or conflicts showing and if so resolve them.

As you say it takes a long time to load initially you may want to uninstall the application and driver then run a registry clean to make sure that there are not multiple instances of the EMU in the registry as this will cause contention issues that could exhibit the behaviour that you are seeing. Ashampoo at will do an excellent job if you need one you can do it for free for 30 days.

You may also be experiencing a lack of memory in the system – you can never have enough, your hard disk may be nearing capacity and also may need defragmenting – again the Ashampoo will do an excellent job. Also take a look at how much swap space is allocated and increase its size and change it’s location to a quiet disk if you can – preferably not one being hammered with sound data.

Then reinstall the EMU driver and app.

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Note that there are new drivers that can be found on and that some E-MU products need to be grounded, like my E-MU 1616m, check also the ASIO drivers settings,
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"I am running windows XP proffessional 5.1 on a HP (compaq) dc7600.
Could this be the problem?"

It could be. Bring up your system properties box (Windows key + Pause/Break key). Is that the version shown at the top right on the GENERAL tab?

Is there some reason you have not installed service pack 2 or 3? Of course if you're running an illegal copy of Windows you can't, but I mean any legitimate reason? If we can eliminate the problem with installing the latest service packs we can move forward.

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HI, I have an emu 1616m soundcard. My laptop recognizes the EMU and the pulgins, but no sound comes out of the monitors.Only from the laptop speakers.

You have to select the EMU as the default playback device in Windows and or select it as the playback device in the software you are using for recording or playback.
Go to Control Panel and Sound and Audio Devices icon, and select the Audio tab. There is a drop down box that lists all playback devices. You have to select the EMU in there.
That should get you working.

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MONFICAT - What service pack are you running, under Windows XP? Are all Windows updates installed? One thing you may want to do is (after making sure all Windows updates are applied), uninstall and reinstall the E-mu software, as directed in the manual. When reinstalling the software, make sure you follow the instructions in the manual. You MUST follow the instructions in the manual, else the software will not install properly. Good luck with it!

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