Topic: DSP Multiface I has host error but only first thing in the morning
This is a very strange issue.
I have a Hammerfall DSP Multiface I with PCI card which I bought in about 2003 and is still working fine...except for first thing in the morning.
When I boot the PC in the morning the red light on the box stays on to indicate a Host error. The only way I can get it to initialise correctly is by turning off the PC and re-booting into Windows. After this is done all is fine for the rest of the day. It doesn't matter how many times I turn the PC off and on for the rest of the day it will continue to be OK, it is only a problem for the very first boot in the morning. However, if I start the PC in the afternoon it is also fine and the red error light does not show.
So, the only way to initialise it correctly is:
- Boot the PC and log in to Windows (red light on error)
- Turn the PC off
- Boot the PC again and log in to Windows (red light goes off)
Things I have tried when I get the red LED error but that don't fix the issue:
- Disconnecting and reconnecting the cable at the PCI card end and at the box end (the RME Settings window shows "Detected" then "Error")
- Rebooting the PC *without* logging into Windows several times
Because the card initialises OK in the afternoon I wondered if it was something to do with the temperature?
Hammerfall DSP Multiface I with PCI card
Hardware Revision: 17
Windows 10 64-bit
Asus Z97-A Motherboard
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970