Hello, and thanks for fast reply. The magic "t" shortcut key solved the problem. I have another question... I have two FF800 units. First is about a half year older, both were purchased in year 2006. After a half year of operation of the first unit there were some hardware problems and it was send back to repair. (http://www.rme-audio.de/forum/viewtopic.php?id=446).
After repair unit worked as expected with "classical" issues (http://www.rme-audio.de/forum/viewtopic.php?id=4231) which was not FF800's fault in the end. But they were quite difficult to overcome as there are absolute no hardware and software errors allowed during the show.
During last year of operation I had two crashes with the same "first bought" unit. I'm a lucky guy - both happened during the soundcheck. Last crash happened two weeks ago in the following scenario: everything worked fine for more than two hours and then a sudden (quite loud "top") came out of FF and audio (ASIO) streaming stopped. Red host light was not lit, error counter in CP indicated no error but streaming stopped. I was not able to restart streaming form application level. Complete system restart (FF and computer) was needed to make things running. Not to mention - we ran the show without FF as there are no errors allowed. Better "bad" sound than DEAD sound.
After that I considered this must come to the end. One week of testing under the same conditions with win XP OS showed no problems with this unit. Then I tried things with win7. At first I instaleld the latest driver (2.9992) and the latest firmware (2.77). When I managed things to work in win7 it is obvious that win7 handles the FF and FW drivers quite differently than XP. I don't know the details behind and I am even not inerested in them.
There is a lot of undefined things here but one is certain: the two ff800 units I have behave different under the SAME conditions. During 8 hour test there were 81 Errors (with audible clicks) on the first unit and 0 on the second. FF control panel sometimes shows TCO module!! with the first unit and never with the second. I do not have TCO module instaled in any unit. These tests were performed under win7 with the latest drivers and custom audio software. Custom audio software is STABLE and it was not the cause of any errors I had with the FF in the past. Others who use it also have no problems with it and it runs with ESI and MOTU devices as I know.
HP EliteBook 8730w (T9600, NVidia Quadro FX2700M, 4GB)
win7 pro 32 bit (genuine)
legacy FW driver
latest FF drivers
What is to be done with the first FF unit??