i took timo's advice and installed the 3.3.00 beta release. installed to right directories and everything. now when i open up my project which i started a month ago before the problem happened, the virus does not respond and will not load up the projects patches (fails to load up and sync into the project). when i open up the GUI it displays the first message i recieved during this problem "The audio driver failed to start" it also tells me that i may have too many usb devices plugged in, but i only have the virus, a hard drive and my cubase dongle plugged into the laptop. if i go into "SOUNDS AND DEVICES" in the CONTROL PANEL and look at the DRIVER FILE DETAILS every file contained within the driver has a green tick next to it but the TIAUDIO file is the only file that has no tick next to it. "C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\vtiaudio.sys" has no green tick. is this normal??
I use the virus as my soundcard and it works just fine when i am not using a DAW application, if i was just listening to music via windows media player, it works just fine.
also, if i started a brand new project right now and loaded up the virus, it would work perfectly, i dont get it! it worked perfectly before i updated to 3.1.00 sigh, i shall email the support team now.
the virus AUDIO Driver Version is "2.8.14" is this the latest version???
i think that is everything for now