Question about Digidesign Mbox External Sound System
My mbox hardware cannot be found when I try and open protool LE 7.4 on my Vista OS. All the lights are lit up on my mbox. How do I fix it?
SOLUTION: Buy a product and/or use an OS that encourages open-source and standards-based development. E.g., sell the mBox on eBay to some idiot using OS X:Leper or whatever clever name Apple hides its BSD-based clone of its own System 9 behind and reformat yr harddrive.
SOLUTION FOR MAC USERS THAT SOMEHOW 'ME TOO'd A WINDOWS VISTA DRIVER INSTALL ISSUE WHEN REALLY THEY SPILLED CHOCOLATE MILK INTO THE MBOX: I recommend System 6.0.8 and Microsoft Works 2.0e.
Seriously, though, Vista (past the initial release; RC1 was problem-free, well, mBox-wise) will not work with an mBox and Digidesign "does not expect to release" repaired drivers. Therefore, Vista SP1 blocks the drivers from even loading, without your consent. No trouble installing or for the installer to communicate w/the mBox, though.
So the only and substantiated official solution is to buy a new mBox-series product.
Posted on Sep 25, 2008
Same here but when i pull up protools the mbox does not power on !!I have the imac g5
Posted on Aug 07, 2008
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