I have a Dell Lattitude D810 laptop with an internal audio card that is not that great, so I connected an external device - a Tascam US-144 MKII. This allows me to use music programs with a piano keyboard - without latency problems. The Device works via USB.
Connecting the device solved one big problem but created another that is a little irritating. When I hibernate the computer and the un-hibernate, the sound no longer works. I have found a solution. I go into Change System Sounds (in Windows) and in properties, disable the device, then re-enable it. Once it's re-enabled things work as they should.
I'm just wondering if there is a way around this - some setting or something. If not, is there an easier way to reset things? It's kind of a drag to have to go through all those button clicks to get reset after hibernating.