Ableton crashing when selecting ASIO driver (Focusrite soundcard)

Hello People.

I have a bit of an issue… When I open Ableton and select the driver of my soundcard (Focusrite Scarlett 2i2, 1st gen.), it freezes for a few seconds and then afterwards, nothing basically works… The play/pause/record section doesn’t respond, the midi does neither… So that’s a bummer…

The question is though, what can I do to fix it?

Is my soundcard just too old and in need of a replacement, or is there a solution to this?