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Focusrite i8 needs rebooting every time PC booted

Postby forumuser921285 » Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:31 am

Hello all,

I have a curious problem that's developed with my Scarlet i8 second Gen.

As the title suggests I need to turn it 'Off and on again' (the old IT adage), in order to get it to work every time I boot my PC.

When the PC boots it reverts back to my monitor (screen) audio and doesn't have the Scarlett in the list of choosable devices (by right-clicking on the audio icon in the tray).

Turn it off and on again, and windows finds it and uses it automatically as if it had always been there. (no user interaction required in windows, literally turn scarlett off and back on... Viola, it works)

Can anyone shed a little light here? Sure its not the end of the world but it's in an awkward position to get to the power switch and a pain in the ass!

Thanks,

Art
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Re: Focusrite i8 needs rebooting every time PC booted

Postby James Perrett » Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:30 pm

I've also found that I need to switch my ancient Focusrite interface on after Windows has booted up completely. It just seems to be one of those things.
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Re: Focusrite i8 needs rebooting every time PC booted

Postby blinddrew » Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:15 pm

Obvious question time, have you got the latest drivers installed?
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Re: Focusrite i8 needs rebooting every time PC booted

Postby CS70 » Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:27 pm

It does sound more of a power management/usb issue than anything else.

Besides having the last drivers (which tend to fix bugs in these side areas), try to go to Device manager. find the USB roots and disable any power management. Also look at the BIOS if there's some setting there.
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