I began experimenting with Garritan/Kontact in Fanale 2009 (Windows XP sp3) when suddenly I lost the right audio channel in playback using any form of VST (Kontact or Aria players.) MIDI playback is unaffected; both left and right channels play back normally. I have sent Finale files to their tech support and they say they hear the files just fine using VST playback! I even blanked my hard drive, reinstalled Windows XP and reinstalled the software and got the same results - right stereo channel is not functioning using VST.

Someone please throw me a lifeline?