blinddrew wrote:Couple of updates, I have some vibration absorbent matting and will be chopping up a sheet to see if that helps with the noise side. Co-incidentally I realised/worked out that my work laptop is also contributing to that disc hum as well so that's getting a sheet too.
I've also, with a bit of help from Ben at scan, identified the cause of the BSODs. Well, I think I have. Had a complete nightmare this morning when it got stuck in boot up for about 45 minutes when I was supposed to be hosting an event for 100 people. Ended up having to quickly rejig the old machine and run it from there.
But it appears the culprit is my focusrite interface, it's a gen1 8i6 and Pete did warn me that there could be issues with it due to its age. But after multiple test restarts, gradually adding one peripheral back in at a time, this appears to be consistently the problem.
It's generally fine to plug it in once everything is up and running, but it doesn't like booting with it plugged in.
I'm now trying to see if there's such a thing as a switched USB cable to avoid having to plug and unplug every time.
I have the same problem with an ICON controller, everything boots up fine, and works as it should, except the ICON won’t ‘talk’ to Cubase until I turn it off then on again. Ok it’s no big deal but I am just curious why Cubase won’t pick up the ICON when starting up.