When opening the Devices and Interfaces
section, MAX queries all hardware and tries to link it to the correct driver.
If one of the drivers is not working properly and time-outs, then MAX will freeze.
To identify, which driver could be causing the issue, open the Windows Event Viewer.
Open the section Windows Logs
and search for entries of the source NIPALK
and check the General
tab for references to drivers.
For example, the following entry would indicate an issue with the IMAQ driver:
[nipalk] Notice: ZwLoadDriver(niimaqk) failed at least once:
iteration #0 status: c0000034
Uninstall the mentioned drivers, restart your computer, and check if NI MAX works properly.
If yes, you can install the drivers again, if needed.