This question is probably better directed to Digidesign or the makers of my OS/laptop (MS & Dell), but I thought I'd throw it out there in case anyone's run across it.
Because I'm running XP, the guys at the local pro audio shop gave me a deal on an old Mbox1 that I'm trying to use as the pre/phantom for my dbx RTA-M mic. They installed the drivers for the mbox, along with a copy of Protools LE (vers 7.4). I'm seeing audio signal into protools, but not in the TrueRTA.
I'm pretty sure it's related to the following: on TrueAudio's FAQ page, under "Sound Card Questions", the first paragraph of the response to the first question has directions to tell Windows that I'm using an external sound system, by opening the "sounds and audio" control panel and clicking on the audio tab. While I can select the Mbox as the default playback device, it doesn't give me the option to select it as the recording device. The only option is the installed card ("Sigma Tel Audio").
This is my first foray into Protools (I'm mostly a live-sound guy) but my understanding is that this version (and therefore the Mbox?) won't work with post-XP OS's. My laptop does tend to be a bit "buggy" and obviously both it an the OS are pretty old. Still, it'd help me out quite a bit to get it running. Any help is appreciated.