I cannot open Live; it keeps giving me a message saying that the last time it closed incorrectly due to a corrupt audio driver. It asks me to change my audio preferences, but the program won't even open. How do I fix this?

  • Live Versions: ALL
  • Operating System: ALL

You should update the drivers for your audio device. If this does not help, please delete the Live Preferences.cfg file and try again. You will find this file in the following paths:

  • Windows XP (Live 4 and higher): C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\Ableton\Live x.x\Preferences\
  • Windows Vista and Windows 7: C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Ableton\Live x.x\Preferences\
  • Mac OS X: Macintosh HD:/Users/[username]/Library/Preferences/Ableton/Live x.x/

Please refer to the following knowledge base article for further informations how to access hidden folders on Windows and Mac OS X.