My Emu 0404 has been working just fine for a couple of years and has recently (ie last week) stopped. Patchmix looks like it is making sounds (and they are on output bus) all cables are still connected, my mixer / speakers are fine but there is no input or output in terms of sound - HELP!!
(could it be an XP update that has messed it up) looks to the PC that it is working
If you reinstall the drivers (2.1) and reboot, your sound should come back. I have to do this occasionally. Am actually trying to find out what the heck is causing the problem... reinstalls take time. But you don't need to move the card at all.
this is what worked for me after I have tried tons of other options:
Start --> All Programs --> Accessories --> System Tools --> System Restore
When you get there, either
Pick a day and time YOU KNOW your volume was working correctly
and restore from there (For example, you know your volume was working
on 9/3/08 at 10:54 PM but it disappeared at 11:01 PM. So, you would
want to restore your computer to 9/3/08 at 10:51 PM because YOU KNOW
your volume was working then)
Hi! I'm having this problem frequently... It is getting on my nerves once a month... I always have to take the 404-card out of the pci-slot and insert it again. thehn windows wants to install it again. I allow (you have 2 insert the support-cd). then it works again. But I wont take an emu card again. ******* cheap ********. Please note that sometimes it won't work this way, so try another pci slot. The most import thing is the re-installation. I don't what the problem is, it semms like windows forgets about the emu card. **** taht. I wanna do music and no installations of hardware. Damn!!! Peace Y'all. I hope this helped somebody...
Same problem here, it was working fine one day then no sound the next. PatchMix shows that it should be making sound but nothing is coming out. Also PatchMix no longer picks up anything from my guitar, so something is definitely wrong :( Less than 2 years use here and no reply frmo Emu customer support. Hoping to get something done on the warranty.
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When you do have ParchMix up and running, single-right-click the blue striped icon in your system tray (lower right corner of screen) and choose Restore Defaults from the popup menu. By default, PatchMix should start each time your computer is booted up.
Download and install the latest V2.1 Patchmix DSP Application and also the V2.1 Audio System Driver from EMU at http://www.emu.com/support/files/download2.asp?Centric=760&Platform=1 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 www.ashampoo.com 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.
I had the same problem with everything installed,icons on the screen etc...I took my stuff to my computer wizard and he came with the following solution which is:
Make sure that you have a Windows XP "SP2 or GREATER" this is the kicker.Go to the requirements sheet if you need more info.
Anyway I did that upgrade from SP1 to SP2 and it works like a charm with pristine sound.
Good luck fellows.
Try company that made the sound card
http://www.zzounds.com/item--EMU8803 look there they may have a solution apparently there is a partition going around asking them (the Company) to revert back to the old standard of the card?