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Black Box Installation Instructions for Windows XP*

Do not connect the Black Box to your computer yet! The driver installer should be run first!

As an extra level of precaution, we suggest deleting the contents of your Windows Temp folder before installing this driver. We have a brief tutorial available on how to do this.

If this is the first time you are installing the Black Box driver on your computer, please skip the uninstallation instructions and go to step 4 of this guide.

1. Download the latest Black Box driver from the M-Audio driver download page and save it to your Desktop.

2 . Double-click the downloaded driver installation file. If a Black Box driver is currently installed on your system, it will need to be removed before a new driver can be installed. In this case, starting the installer file will bring you to the screen shown below. Click "Next".

3. Once "Maintenance/Uninstall Complete" is displayed, click "Finish".

4. Double-click the downloaded driver installation file (again).  The following window will open:

5 . Click "Next".  The License Agreement window will appear (see below):

6. Carefully read the license agreement, then put the radio button next to "I accept the terms of the license agreement", click "Next" to continue and "Install" in the window that opens after this.

7. At various points in this installation process, you may be notified that the driver being installed has not passed Windows Logo Testing. Click “Continue Anyway” to proceed with the installation.

8. Click "Finish" in the last screen of the driver installation program.


9. Connect the Black Box to an available USB port on your computer.

10. Shortly after connecting the Black Box to your computer, another "Windows Logo Testing" Message will be displayed (see step 7 of this guide).  Click "Continue Anyway".  Your computer will finish up the installation automatically and the Black Box should be ready to use momentarily.

11. Connect the outputs of your Black Box to your speakers, mixer, or other amplification device so you can hear the output of the device.



12. Once you have completed the installation procedure above, a small “M-Audio” icon will be visible in your system tray (shown below).  Right-click this icon to launch the Black Box control panel.  If you have completed both the software and hardware installation properly, it will open without problems.

The Black Box control panel can also be accessed from the Windows Control Panel when Classic View is enabled:

If the Control Panel is in Category View, click Switch to Classic View on the left-hand side.

13. Launch the Black Box control panel.  If you have completed both the software and hardware installation properly, it will open without problems and will show “connected”; and the Black Box is ready to serve as an audio Interface for your computer and recording software.

14. In the rare event that the control panel shows “not connected” after carefully following the steps above, this may be due to a more complex system resource conflict.  In these situations, we recommend you contact M-Audio Support for further assistance.


* Home and Professional Edition only.  Windows Media Center Edition is not currently supported.