PCI/PXI-4060 not recognized in NI MAX under Windows 7/8/10

Updated Oct 24, 2017

Reported In


  • PCI-4060
  • PXI-4060


  • NI-DMM


Reported under Windows 10 with PCI-4060.

Issue Details

I have a PCI/PXI-4060 digital multimeter card installed in a computer running Windows 7/8/10 with the latest NI-DMM driver installed. The PCI/PXI-4060 is not recognized properly as NI hardware in NI Measurement & Automation Explorer (NI MAX), it shows up as a generic PCI Device.


The PCI/PXI-4060 digital multimeter card is built on legacy Traditional DAQ Technology which is not supported under Windows 7/8/10. Therefore the card shows up in NI MAX as a generic PCI Device instead of NI hardware and it will not work in this state.
The last NI-DMM driver version that supports the PCI-4060 is NI-DMM 15.2, with this version the card is supported under Windows XP SP3 but not supported under newer operating systems.
NI-DMM 16.0 or later versions do not support the PCI/PXI-4060 card under any operating system.

Additional Information

  • The Readme file of all NI hardware drivers contains a section "Supported Hardware" that contains a list of products compatible with the specific driver version.
  • The Readme file is available on the Download page of the driver or from the Start menu after installation.


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