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Q: I had to restart my computer during the driver installation, but after the computer was rebooted, it could not find the required driver files. What could be the reason for this problem?
A: When installing an M-Audio driver, the required driver files are stored in a temporary folder. When you restart your computer, Windows detects the new hardware and searches the temporary folder for driver files. If it can't find them there, they may have been deleted.
A common reason for this kind of problem are Utility Applications you may have installed on your computer that are intended to help keep your system clean and free of clutter by deleting temporary files on restart (amongst other "cleaning" tasks). This would prevent the hardware installation to complete successfully.
An example of an application that can cause this is "Windows Washer".