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Old 01-13-2022, 03:51 PM
saraharmstrong saraharmstrong is offline
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Default Unable to locate hardware issue

I've read several threads on here about this but none are helping. I recently had to reset my computer and reinstall pro tools and everything that comes along with it. I reinstalled my hardware driver and made sure it was up to date. It is plugged in and still pro tools does not pick it up and still says unable to locate hardware. I really am stumped on what to do.I have an m audio interface (that i reinstalled the correct driver for) and Pro tools 12 on my computer with windows 10. any help is appreciated.
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Old 01-13-2022, 04:56 PM
Darryl Ramm Darryl Ramm is online now
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Default Re: Unable to locate hardware issue

Hi Sarah

Welcome to DUC. Folks here kinda need exact info to help.

Unclear what you've tried. It would help if you explained that.

Make sure Windows sound control panel and other apps are *not* configured to use the M-Audio device.

Did you reboot the computer after installing the driver? Even if not specifically required, try it. Do you see the interface connected in the Windows device manager control panel?

What exact M-Audio interface? find a photo of it online if not sure and give a link to the photo here etc.

What exact driver have you installed? What does the Windows device manager control panel say the version number is for that driver is or give a link to exactly what you downloaded. "latest" does not tell us what exactly you are installing.

What exact version of Windows 10? in the System Control panel, e.g. "20H2" etc.

What exact version of Pro Tools 12? Only Pro Tools 12.6 and higher was officially supported on Windows 10. https://avid.secure.force.com/pkb/ar...tibility-Chart That does not mean you might not have gotten other versions to work.
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