Well, I have had some miserable computer problems, recently, crashes, lockup, and finally, had to reformat and rebuild the system. Fortunately, I had the good sense to have good data backup, and lost only 2 email message, nothing else. Now I have successfully created full system backups, can restore the system in an hour or so. However, it seems ridiculous that I must do so so often. I have queries out here and there, including Cakewalk, but nothing helpful has reached me yet.
Summary of the situation:
System normal, no virus, spyware, etc. Everything seems to work well except GPO DXi plug-in with Sonar, and/or GPO VST with Sonar and Cakewalk VST Adapter. End result always is this: can't boot, safe, whatever because Config.sys file is corrupt or missing. Can't use non-destructive system recovery for same reason or worse, i.e.; cross-linked files. So options are reformat and reload system from scratch, a pain in various body parts, or restore from Norton Ghost image file.
No problems occur until after using the setup described. Well, a little confusion here. Yesterday, I opened some files that had been saved with DXi or VST, had to delete all references to DXi, VST and save the files again. At next startup, great difficulty at achieving a successful boot-up. Now all is normal, but I am quite reluctant to try using my music system again.
Big problem for me, as I have some mild hopes of some exposure on PBS, and can not now work on my project.