Pro Tools, the industry standard audio recording software program, originally was made for the Mac. So there are always going to be folks who think every issue with Pro Tools when using Windows is down to the fact that it is Windows. Well, even though Pro Tools has been usable on Windows since the mid-1990s, there are still some things about the Pro Tools - Windows combo that causes problems (yeah, cuz no other software ever has problems on Windows - but I digress).
Here is a short article on how to fix certain issues with sound cards or launch issues in Pro Tools by clearing preferences. A pretty easy fix.