After installation my wavefinder was locking up about every 10-30
minutes. Symptoms were that the sound got stuck in a repeated loop and
the wavefinder LEDs went out. Other times the computer just froze and
required a reboot.
Wavefinder was connected using a PCI card with the OPTi 82C861 PCI to
USB controller. Motherboard (PC Chips M577) has on-board USB using the
Via Tech 3038 PCI to USB controller. Had to have the onboard USB
enabled to get my STB Velocity 4400 graphics card working under win98
! (that's another story).
I upgraded the Wavefinder software to 1.4. Also tried powering
wavefinder using a stabilised 12VDC Uniross supply. Wavefinder still
I found that disabling the Via Tech 3038 USB controller in my hardware
profile fixed the problem. Wavefinder seems to work OK now, subject to
the usual reception issues.
I suggest that there is a firmware bug in either the wavefinder USB
software, or the wavefinder USB drivers for win98. Certain types of
USB errors appear to cause the wavefinder to 'hang'. I suspect that my
'fix' removed the errors, but that the real root cause of this issue
(in the wavefinder firmware?) is still present. No USB errors should
cause the wavefinder to 'lock-up' forever IMHO.