(rare?) Error while trying to synchronize Audio and MIDI.

Hello there,
My problem: Until today, I've been working with all my projects without any problems with my configuration, but today I've turned on the computer and when I play any project (including a new project with one or two audio tracks or the SAME PROJECT that i've been working the last night), 3 or 4 seconds later I get the fantastic and typical error from logic and an apparently more slow performance loading projects...
everytime... play, and error...play (or pause) and error...
"Error while trying to synchronize Audio and MIDI.
Sample Rate 41347 recognized.
Check conflict between Logic Pro and external device."
and sometimes... (randomly)  
"System Overload. The audio engine was not able to process all required data in time."
... and I haven't touched anything / no updates / no setup changes... NOTHING.
I've tried all these things (searching in the forum) with NO luck:
http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2111
http://support.apple.com/kb/TA24535
My equipment:
Macbook pro 2,4 Intel Core 2 Duo / 2 GB RAM
Logic Pro 9.1.3
Snow Leopard 10.6.7
Motu ultralite Mk2
Lacie quadra 1 TB (FW800)
- I have a motu ultralite mk2, but i've tried with the built-in audio too, and I'll just get the same performance.
- I've tried with the lacie hardrive on and off and with projects in the internal hardrive and others with all the audios in the external.
The funny thing is that i've been working in a project this last night and all PERFECT, and now its impossible work with it, and I haven't changed anything.
PLEASE, any help? I'm confused and I need to finish some works...
THANKS!

If the MOTU unit has a reset procedure, unplug it from the Mac and do it now. That's simialr to what the older 828MkII units used do when they needed to be run through the reset procedure.
It can be caused by a Firewire/USB glitch or power surge when powering up the computer.
p.s.
As a side note, I remember that same error.....
"Error while trying to synchronize Audio and MIDI. Sample Rate 41347 recognized."
From Logic 3.5, it's been around for that long, with different sample rates of course.
Back then it was from bad audio drivers.. it's difficult to pin down some of these errors as they can be caused by different things.
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