Okay, recently my harddrive died (along with my music), and I got a new one. Thing is, for my usual midi inputs, there used to be a \'VIA Extermal Midi In\" option. But after I had my new harddrive installed, that input is no longer there. How do I activate that?
You\'re right, they probably screwed it up. They probably set the new hard drive in BIOS instead of simply putting it on automatic, and somehow in the process (I\'m not sure how, unless they\'re totally incompetent) changed your midi settings.
To get into BIOS, reboot and hit DEL or F2 or whatever your particular BIOS calls for (it usually tells you when you boot up) and go into your BIOS settings. Scroll through the various menus until you find the MIDI port settings and make sure they\'re enabled.
Well, I the bios thing, and I even compared the settings to my other computer. I believe the joystick port is MPU-401, and on both machines, they\'re enabled. I loaded sonar on both machines to compare, and the 2nd machine (not my main sequencer machine) read the VIA External Midi ports while the main machine did not.
So now, I\'m stuck, and I need to fix this fast or I\'m gonna get screwed real soon. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] HELP!
Aaron, can you rush it back to the store? It sounds like something they have done so they should fix it.
Actually, here is a suggestion; go: start?>settings>control panel> Click on system>harware
Do you see any yellow exclamation marks? If you do, windows is telling you that it has detected a bit of hardware that it doesnt have drivers for.
You could try youir windows disk or a disk that may have been supplied with your motherboard. Or search for the driver on the net.
If you think you have the driver in hand, you can either delete the yellow marked device and reboot, it will prompt you to install the driver, or right click on the yellow mark and look for \"update driver\" and walk through the update wizard.