Finale: Audio Device is Taking a Long Time to Initialize

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Finale: Audio Device is Taking a Long Time to Initialize

Post by TDinDC » Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:21 am

When I tried to start Finale, it hangs on the opening dialog box and after several minutes posts the message "audio device (DEVICE NAME) is taking a long time to initialize. Option buttons: Wait; Quit Finale; Disable device and quit Finale.

The first time the audio device was Direct Sound. Tried (1) waiting - no good; (2) Quit Finale (tried starting again); (3) Disable device and quit Finale. After next try, audio device WASAPI had same issue. Cannot start Finale.

No other music or audio S/W running when I fired up Finale, nor for this Windows session from boot.
FinaleDialog.JPG
What to do??

HP Pavilion, Windows 10 64-bit.

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Re: Finale: Audio Device is Taking a Long Time to Initialize

Post by zuill » Thu May 28, 2020 1:49 pm

I know this is an old post. However, I am curious if you ever resolved the problem.

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Re: Finale: Audio Device is Taking a Long Time to Initialize

Post by TDinDC » Fri May 29, 2020 9:57 am

It appears there was a system- wide glitch in my laptop. I was having the same issue with Sibelius. I tried changing all sorts of settings but to no avail. Then, a day later, when I booted up my laptop, the issue just disappeared. So, yes, it was solved in the respect that it no longer exists, but I never found out what caused it.

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