When I click on the UR44 icon, Windows Installer opens “Yamaha Steinberg USB Driver”, which quickly runs through a couple of downloads (? the green bar meter zips from left to right so quickly I can’t see what the windows say), but then it gets stuck on “Windows Installer” “Preparing to Install…”. There’s no green meter, no obvious activity. I have waited as long as ten minutes before
The software was working fine as late as last night, after which a Windows Update was installed. I still have sound (playback from Groove Music or Firefox, for example), by the way, just no software mixer.
The same problem happens when I try to open my Cakewalk Sonar program. I don’t know if it’s because it’s somehow calling up the Steinberg software or if it is (more likely) a separate problem.
I have restarted my computer. I have updated my Avast Free antivirus. I have tried disabling the antivirus; no change. I wonder if the same thing would happen to any program that suddenly needs to re-install a driver.
I sure hope someone here has an idea.