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Next launch SONAR, go to Edit> Preferences> Audio - Driver Settings and change the Audio Driver Bit Depth to 16. Change Default Settings for New Projects to 44100 Hz for the Sampling Rate.
After making these adjustments, click the Wave Profiler button. In some instances, with certain audio hardware configurations you may be prompted with an audio driver error dialog box during this process. This is nothing to be concerned about. You will have to exit SONAR, re-launch, verify the settings you made in the Preferences dialog box, and click the Wave Profiler button again. When you can successfully run the Wave Profiler without an audio driver error, proceed to the next step.