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Uninstalled SoundMax, now no sound and unable to reinstall

Q: Uninstalled SoundMax, now no sound and unable to reinstall

Hi friends,
I have a IBM laptop with windows xp OS and had soundmax audio driver installed. I uninstalled it and now not able to install again. When I run the setup I get no driver found error.. Please help. None of the solutions in google helped

A: Uninstalled SoundMax, now no sound and unable to reinstall

List any Problem devices

Make sure devices are connected and powered on
Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32. Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
Click Problem Devices. Anything appear?
If yes, click on it, Ctrl-A to select all, Ctrl-C to copy it, Ctrl-V to paste into next post
On the other hand, if no devices are listed, tell me so
Generate and attach a DirectX report

Click Start->Run, enter dxdiag and click OK
===> If you?re running 32 bit Windows, dxdiag will launch on its own
===> If you?re running 64 bit Windows, you?ll see 64-bit DxDiag. Click it to launch the 64-bit version of dxdiag
Notice progress in lower left window corner
When done, click Save Information button and save as a text file to your Desktop
Attach it to your next post by clicking the Upload a File button

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I didn't know that all -even the technicians can mess and frustrate just using a knob -being not so conversant with computer I uninstalled the sound max from my desktop and since then I have never heard sound when I am playing cd or music downloaded into my PC!........CAN'T SOME ONE HELP ME MESS THE MESS AND FRUSTRATE IT?

A:Uninstalled SoundMax, now no sound

What make/model is your computer? What version of Windows are you running?

List any Problem Devices

Make sure devices are connected and powered on
Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32. Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
Click Problem Devices. Anything appear?
If yes, click on it, Ctrl-A to select all, Ctrl-C to copy it, Ctrl-V to paste into next post
On the other hand, if no devices are listed, tell me so
Generate and attach a DirectX report

Click Start->Run, enter dxdiag and click OK
===> If you?re running 32 bit Windows, dxdiag will launch on its own
===> If you?re running 64 bit Windows, you?ll see 64-bit DxDiag. Click it to launch the 64-bit version of dxdiag
Notice progress in lower left window corner
When done, click Save Information button and save to your Desktop
In TechSpot window, use the paper clip icon to attach the report. (If you don't see icon you may need to first click Go Advanced)


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Tried to free up space and deleted "rarely" used items. Now I have no sound and don't know how to reinstall. Didn't have any restore dates either. Only 345mg free space. What is the windows os? I've tried 7, Vista, XP. All answers are incorrect. "No audio Device, & No active mixer Devices" system says.

A:Uninstalled SoundMax, now no sound

We need to know the brand and model of your computer or motherboard, and operating system.
When you run the defragmentation for Windows, how much free space shows at the end of that defragment update. You want at least 15% free space.
If you have the space, the first thing you need to do is download and install the drivers for your sound system on the motherboard or on a sound card...
Do you know what your sound system is? If so, you can download driver updates from the sound card manufacturer or the motherboard manufacturer, and then installing them is a simple "click on the download" and follow the instructions.

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yes i uninstalled soundmax on my asus p5b. i've been looking around on a bunch of forums and tried a few things (driver downloading and manual install or force install wtvr.)and i still havent gotten it right...i dont get any sound not even the startup tune or shutdown tune....just the beep at bios startup or wtvr... im at a loss. Plz, get back to me with any information you might need from me, I know that for soundmax on asus i need the EXACT driver for my model, and i thought i had the one after like 30 different driver installs and shutdowns/ restarts, im just frustrated now...
thx in advance for the help.

A:I uninstalled soundmax......d'oh!

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I was trying to clean up my PC and accidentally deleted SoundMax. When I try and install a new driver, it says drivers do not exist. My PC is a custom build, built by a friend:

Dual-Core nVidia nForce 590 SLi X16 2000 MT/s FSB
Dual Channel DDR2 800 Socket AM2 ATX Motherboard
with True X16 SLi 2x PCI-Express x16, SupremeFX
Dual GB LAN, USB 2.0, Firewire 1394 (Retail)

Video Card:
EVGA GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB PCIe w/Dual Link DVI (E145-8016 )

AMD Anthlon 64 X2 Black Edition

Kingston 2GB HyperX Kit 900MHz DIMM PC2-7200 Memory Upgrade.

Antec 900 case

microsoft mouse and KB laser 4000

western digital 320 gb 7200 rpm SATA drive

logitech 20x dvd rom/burner

logitech 5.1 surround sound speaker system with center channel, front and rear speakers and subwoofer

CPU: AMD Anthlon 64 X2 Black Edition

Heatsink: Hyper TX2 - Coolmaster

I'm pretty clueless so any help is appreciated.


A:HELP! Accidentally uninstalled SoundMax

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Do you have any of your driver CDs?

You could preform a system restore to yesterday to bring back any changes you made.

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ok. i uninstalled soundmax from add/remove programs thinkin it was just another audio player i didnt need... sound doesnt work at all.. I HAVE A DELL 4600 PENTIUM 4... i went to device manager and under sound video and game controllers it says
-audio codecs
-legacy audio drivers
-legacy video capture devices
-media control devices
-unimodem half-duplex audio devices
-video codecs
and under other devices it has a question mark with an exclamation mark beside multimedia audio controller.. BUT THATS UNDER OTHER DEVICES.. i went to dell drivers and downloads and downloaded Analog Devices ADI 198x Integrated Audio, right after it finished.. or i think finished something poped up with a big red x the title was soundMAX - Installshield Wizard and in the box it read, "windows audio service has been enabled! please restart your computer and run this installer again". i did, and the exact same thing poped up. So, i decided to download soundmax file version: i ran that program or driver or whatever it was and a box poped up with a big red x once again.. it read "Driver not found! Reboot your system, and run this setup again." i restarted the computer and installed the program again but again it said the same thing, at this point im stuck and dont know what the h*ll to do.:dead:.

A:Uninstalled Soundmax By Accident. Help!

And Its A Windows Xp Service Pack 2

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I accidently delited my soundmax Driver from my Windows XP Service pack 3.
Version 2002

My computer information

Intel(r) Core (TM)2 Quad CPU

Q9300 @ 2.50GHz
2.49 GHz, 1,96GB RAM
PAE (Phusical adress extentsion)

Name of it


Well i have been through tons of drivers trying it for over 3 days to get the sound to work everytime i do download one i download it completely it tells me to turn of my computer witch i do after when the computer is fully restarted it. Now from here nothing happends. i tried to go on support tried to put it in automatically but can't figure out what to do from here. I used SoundMAX. Please help!

A:Accidently delited and uninstalled SoundMax Driver

What is the make and model number of your computer?

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I had to install a new hard drive on my computer. Now, I can not get any sound. In trying to install the device driver from the Dell Resource CD, I get an error that says "an error occured while unzipping. One or more files were not successfully unzipped. The error code is 40." Then it asked me to restart my computer and try again. This happens when I get to the SoundMax Install Wizard screen. I have a Dell Dimension 4550 and am running on Windows XP. The Audio Driver is SoundMax: Analog Devices ADI 198x Integrated Audio Driver. Any information would be helpful. Thanks in Advance

A:Uninstalled Soundmax drivers & now get an error message

Go to Dell's website and their support section enter yur service tag number and go to the downloads section for your machine and download the drivers from there. they probably have an updated one there anyway.

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Hope this helps,

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Greatly appreciate help here!
Thanks so much!

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A:No Sound / SoundMax Integrated Sound Card

can you tell me more about you system, the series and the model thanx

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Noonytunes, first, I feel for you.There wasn't an easy answer when I found myself in similar dire straits. This link is to a thread that you'll note (aug19th 2:58pm) contains details. Pay attention to the Aug24th reply. If nothin' else it may be food for thought 'til that elusive authoritative reply arrives.Just when things are goin' fine somethin' else comes along to throw ya a curve I have the CD now. It took about two weeks to get it. I haven't used it yet. Sp2 is in place and fully functional. I will use it and CD's for the Office Suite in due time, next reformating I do. The slipstreaming is not as crucial if you have them & don't need to spend hours at windows update as was the case before SP2.I've worked so hard to get back from the wipe out. My noggin isn't quite up to par. Just wanted to see if anyone would have a clue.I'm sorry it is such a roundabout way to get a clue, but it does make sense. I had 4 CD's with data to fall back on. I simply copy/burn the current contents of my drives periodically, and still end up losin' one thing or another. I too have a noggin' dat 'taint always up to par. BTW, nan...whoops..noonytunes, too much Micrroospeak can do that to ya!!!

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Well.. It wasn't working. So I decided to reinstall it, I uninstalled it by deleting the registry folder. Just like it said in one site. Than I tried to reinstall it.. But it gave me this error log:

06/19/08 10:43:49: DXWSetup: ***** DXWSETUP *****
06/19/08 10:43:49: DXWSetup: WinMain()
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06/19/08 10:43:51: DXWSetup: DirectX Version:
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06/19/08 10:44:02: DXWSetup: Deleted file C:\WINDOWS\system32\directx\websetup\dsetup32.dll.
06/19/08 10:44:02: DXWSetup: Deleted file C:\WINDOWS\system32\directx\websetup\inseng.dll.
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06/19/08 10:50:21: Installation Started with language eng
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Try doing an XP repair or restore

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Notenook= Packard Bell easynote. OS= xp sp 2
I have tried to insert a print screen from the device manager, not sure if it has worked.
This sems to be a common problem but i cannot sem to fix it from the previous posts, any help appreciated.

A:usb drivers uninstalled, cannot reinstall

Have you tried a system restore?

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By the way, I'm a Windows 7 (newbie) user. And uhmm...
I want to know if Windows Installer CleanUp Utility is suitable for windows 7? please help. :)
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A:uninstalled and cannot reinstall

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Of course I cancel it and restarts and I cancel it and it restarts so I have to let it load so that it can't find the installer for the program and ask me for the location several times be fore it gives up. But once I open one of the above listed programs it starts all over.

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Download/install Dial-a-Fix from here:

Launch the program, place a check in the box:

Fix Windows Installer
Click Go

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It was suggested that I uninstall the past versions of Flash Player before
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me an error message that says I have to download flash to view their site.
But upon installing FP 9 for my Mac OS X 10.3.9, I have had problems.

First, after downloading, no Flash icon appears on my desktop to click on
and finish installing. Rather what appears is a standard mac "stationary pad"
image that says: install_flash_player_9.dmg and when I click on it a file
opens that shows Flash plug-ins, but nothing to click on and install Flash.
So now that I have uninstalled I have no Flash at all! I have tried
downloading 4 times. I have updated my browsers and cleared cookies,
history and cache. Now I am waiting for some good advice. Any ideas on
how to fix this? Any tricks to the downloading procedure? I have used
Firefox, Opera and Camino to download it and they all are the same.
**AND, on Adobe's Uninstaller it does not mention Camino as a mac
Browser. Does this make a difference?

Below is a tech comment that I found on another post. I want to try
his suggestion to make sure I uninstalled properly, but what does he
mean by "run it from a command line"?Exactly how do I do that from
my Mac?

Thank you for your time.
Mr. Bemis
Junior Member with 4 posts.
Join Date: Jan 2008
Experience: Senior Software Engineer

13-Jan-2008, 10:51 AM #3

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The fact that you are looking for version 9 suggests that your Mac software is incompatible with the newer versions. Have you seen this Adobe TechNote?;

The two versions of Flash 9 for Macs appear to be zipped and I wonder if that could have something to do with your problem. Do Macs come with an unzipping program as standard or do you have to install a third party one? There is a Mac forum here and you might get more help if you were to click on 'Report' and ask a Moderator to treansfer your thread there.

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I did some more research and found the following fix. I tried it, and it worked. Hooray! My cd/dvd drive is working again.

Try this to solve this Code 39 error, follow these instructions:

NOTE: After removing these registry keys and rebooting, it may be necessary to reinstall any CD or DVD recording applications.

1) Close all open programs

2) Click on Start, Run, and type REGEDIT and press Enter

3) Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders

* CurrentControlSet
* Control
* Class
* {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

4) This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.

* UpperFilters
* LowerFilters
* UpperFilters.bak
* LowerFilters.bak

5) If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete

6) After deleting the keys, close the Registry Editor

7) Reboot
your computer

8) Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone

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The latest version is 285.62.
I would like to know atleast how can I put my 1920*1080 resolution back, because it is 1280*1024 now and if you could help me to install the 285.62 version.
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A:Cannot reinstall the driver after I uninstalled it (NVIDIA)

Ok I used windows update to fix the resolution.
What about the latest version? How could I install it?

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I uninstalled all the default apps (with CCleaner) knowing that each new build re-installs them. Build 14926 no longer re-installs uninstalled apps. I've tried every means I can find to re-install the apps but nothing works. Can I roll back to previous build (Build 14915), then upgrade to 14926 and have it reinstall the apps? If not can I install build 14393 from iso then upgrade to 14926 without loosing all my previously installed software i.e. Auto Cad, Revit, etc.?

A:Uninstalled all default apps and can't reinstall them.

Originally Posted by dchapin

I uninstalled all the default apps (with CCleaner) knowing that each new build re-installs them. Build 14926 no longer re-installs uninstalled apps. I've tried every means I can find to re-install the apps but nothing works. Can I roll back to previous build (Build 14915), then upgrade to 14926 and have it reinstall the apps? If not can I install build 14393 from iso then upgrade to 14926 without loosing all my previously installed software i.e. Auto Cad, Revit, etc.?

Hi dchapin and welcome to Tenforums.
Starting with Insider 14926, Windows is no longer reinstalling what you deleted. I think you need to re-register the Windows Store, then install the apps that you want back.

Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsStore_11606.1001.39.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\AppxManifest.xml"

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The inserted image below should explain it all:

A:FF 39.0.3 won't allow reinstall of uninstalled DnG search engine.

Mhhh... maybe you can try looking for a reference about that engine in your %appdata%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[default or your profile folder]
If not, refresh Firefox with about:support, it will save a complete copy of your current profile (including addons, prefs and saved passwords and bookmarks) and clear everything in your profile so you can add it once again.

Hope this helps

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Hi all,

I recently uninstalled my video driver as it was causing my computer to freeze.

I am now wanting to reinstall it however I cannot remember the model so do not know what to download from the geoforce site.

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Any other way of finding out the model so that I can plug in the details and do a manual search on the geoforce site?



A:Uninstalled video driver but now need to reinstall

Hello Ben, follow the option two, Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers. It will determine the hardware and will get the appropriate driver,

If you want the info about the card, click Start, type msinfo32 in the search box and click the resulting link. It will open the System Configuration window.
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Hi there Welcome to,
You will need another computer unless you use a cable to plug directly into the router.
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i have closed your other thread - please do not post the same question in other forums here

what windows version are you running

Whats the make and exact model of the PC

lets see a device manager screen shot
Device Manager

Please Post back the results in device manager as requested below

You will now need to take a screen shot and copy that back to the working PC.
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the screen shot and attach the screen shot in a reply on the forum here.
If you do not have another PC - do you have a phone connected to the internet - can you photograph the result and post the image in a reply

how to access device manager for different windows versions

Hold the Windows key and press Pause key, should now open to allow device manager to be seen, see the menu on the left hand side

on a laptop you may need to use Hold the Windows key and press FN key + the pause key

If the above does not work then

For Windows 7 or Vista

Click on the Start Orb > In the Start Search box type > device manager and then press enter
Start > control Panel {Vista set to classic view}> system > {Vista, device manager on left hand side} {XP hardware Tab, device manager button} >
start > control panel> System and Security> Device Manager
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For a few months I've had no sound on my computer. I'm not sure if the two are related or if it was just a coincidence, but I know that it happened when I updated my graphics driver, which is integrated into my Dell DE051. I tried to roll back the graphics driver, update the audio driver, reinstall these drivers and even do a system restore. None of this made any difference and I have no idea what the problem is. I have absolutely no sound except for buzzing and cracking coming from my speakers which somehow seems to be effected by my mouse movement?... but happens constantly anyway. I have SoundMAX, and if it matters, the integrated graphics are Extreme Graphics II, whatever that is. Someone please help!

A:No sound at all with SoundMAX

If this is a retail computer, what is the make and model number?
If custom built, what is the make and model number of the motherboard?

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I have just installed W7 and it have gone quite well apart from the sound. I have no surround sound, only the front speakers are working. It works fine with XP though. Ive installed the same Software as I did with XP too. The motherboard is an ECS GS7610 Ultra With
6-Channel Audio
Onboard 6-channel audio CODEC supports uncompromising DVD audio quality, bringing a move vivid sound experience and high-quality 6-channel audio without having to buy advanced sound cards

? ADI AD1888 6-channel audio CODEC
? Compliant with AC'97 2.3 specification

Ive used the XP drivers and Soundmax software doing the following too
Remove previous sound drivers you have on your computer
Restart your computer after you are done installing
Go to your Windows Update settings and disable both automatic download and install
Navigate your browser to ECS website and search for your motherboard type to get the drivers
Download SoundMax drivers for Windows XP Once it is downloaded, unpack the file with your favorite ZIP uncompressor
Click on setup.exe but don?t run it
Right click on the setup.exe and go to Properties
Set it as Windows XP compatible
Run the setup.exe to install the sound drivers on your computer
Once it is done, restart your machine

A:No 5.1 sound Soundmax/AC'97

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I just reloaded vista64 on a asus a8v-x I found drivers on this forum page but could not remember where at -I'v tryed for the last 2hrs to get every thing back on hard drive but no good on sound ples help if can thk you

A:no sound soundmax

Hello Sheriff,

If you are looking for Razer Barracuda? AC-1 Gaming Audio Card driver you can find it here Razer Barracuda AC-1 Driver v2.23

Hopefully it helped.

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Windows 7 32-bit, Canon MP130 USB printer

Yesterday, suddenly, my printer was greyed out. Here's the sequence of actions I took (each unsuccessful):
1. Checked cable connections at both ends.

2. Replaced cable.

3. Checked device manager; it showed there.

4. Checked drivers.

5. Ran troubleshooting; nothing found.

6. Uninstalled printer using Revo Pro.

7. Downloaded software from Canon; started trying to reinstall but got this message. Older MP Drivers Found!
MP Drivers The program has found an older version of the MP Drivers
already installed. Uninstall the older version and then execute the
setup program again.
8. Tried to find the "older drivers" but can't.

9. Ran search on the C drive (a daunting task) First time through, I got an expanding pyramid of MP130 entries in a loop from AppData\temp and leading to a non-existent file. I got rid of that - I think - but still couldn't install.

Ran the search again; the loop is gone but now there aren't any search results other than the download I'm attempting to install.
10. Searched the registry: HKCU\Printers: (string value) DeviceOld REG_SZ Canon MP130 Series Printer,winspool,Ne03:

HKCU\Printers\Settings: (binary) Canon MP130 Series Printer REG_BINARY 07 00 00 00 0d 00 0b 00 03 00 14 00 15 00 10 00 02 00 and 00s as far as the eye can see

HKCU\Software\.. a series of entries for my graphics program showing the
MP130 as printer

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\PhotoPrintingWizard\Canon MP130 Series

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A:Printer uninstalled; can't reinstall; older drivers found


I went in and viewed hidden devices. I think I've found a possible clue but I don't know what to do about it. Under "Other devices" I have CanonMP 130 with a circled question mark; and MP 130 with the yellow exclamation point. Then down under "Universal Serial Bus Controllers" I have an Unknown Device with the yellow exclamation point. I each case no drivers are associated with the item. I uninstalled them through the device manager but when I scanned for hardware changes, they came right back.

I'm continuing to work on this on my own but I'm really way beyond my own expertise now.

Again, thanks for any help.


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So my Network Controler driver was uninstalled along with my "WiMAX Network Adapter" driver. I've been working on this for weeks and i cant get the drivers reinstalled.

Network Controler Hardware Ids

WiMAX Network Adapter Hardware Id


Any help is MUCH appreciated

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My HP Pavilion DV6516TX Notebook has 32 bit Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 2 installed. I accidentally and somewhat stupidly uninstalled the 'windows installer service' known as 'msiserver' yesterday using emsisoft hijackfree (i have post that event rechecked in services.msc and that specific service is just not available and is absent from the list) and since then i cannot install anything including installing windows updates. Even system restore cannot restore the 'windows installer service' and fails to restore the system completely. Is there any simpler solution to reinstall the 'windows installer service' short of completely reinstalling windows vista home premium back from scratch. I have to inform that all the other default standard services applicable for 32 bit Windows Vista Home Premium with sp2 installed are all available in services.msc

I have the 'windows vista recovery disc' specific for my system from HP when i purchased the notebook in October 2007 but that will restore the system only to factory settings without service pack 1 and 2. There is also an equivalent recovery partition on my system's hard disk. My system already has the windows installer msiexec.exe (version 4.5) in the system32 folder of windows. The winsxs store is also there. The registry however is bereft of msiserver.

I do agree it was completely stupid of me to uninstall the windows installer service but if there is a simpler solution from you as experts p... Read more

A:Accidentally Uninstalled The 'Windows Installer Service' - How To Reinstall It?

Hi pm2397, welcome to the board.

I don't see any short cuts to it. To restore the system to original factory settings with the recovery disk HP provided seems to be the best option. Plus this will avoid any other issues might show up later. Service pack 1 and 2 with be automatically update when recovery is completed. Please remember to backup all your important data.

Good luck and let us know how it goes.


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My grandson is getting ready to enter his senior year of high school. They have been given the Aspire 3830-T TimelineX with Windows 7 Professional installed on it.

He is not supposed to download any programs on this notebook, but he did. So, he went into the control panel and uninstalled some things. Included in this was something called Babylon and also his Atheros wifi adapter. He has tried system restore and it will not work at all.

I went to look at the system recovery and it doesn't go back to the date he did this, nor before. So, I don't know how to reinstall this for him and get him back onto wireless.

PLEASE help me or he could end up suspended from school.
Thank you so very much.



A:Solved: accidentally uninstalled wifi adapter, can't reinstall HELP

You should probably bring this to the attention of the school's tech support or help desk, most high schools have at least one person in the district for tech support and troubleshooting.

I'm guessing this a school-wide image used on all the laptops like the one your grandson was given. Messing around with it any further might get him into trouble. Just ask the tech support to fix his wireless problem and leave it at that.

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I have soundmax soudn card with 5.1 repro, and they work in 5.1 only when sonic focus funcion is turned on, othewise it is just stereo, anyway if i run any application then all other background applications cahnge to 2.0 too ( example : i want to listen to radio while playing wow so i run some streamed radion and it still plays 5.1 then i run wow and it switches to 2.0 it is simillar with skype always when i run it it switches to 2.0)

any ideas please ?

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I decided to format my computer and reinstall Windows XP Home Edition. I have a Soundmax sound card. Sound was working great until I installed service pack 2. After SP2 was installed, no sound.

I have a Dell Dimension 4550, and have downloaded and reinstalled the most up-to-date drivers from Dell.

Before you ask, I am not an idiot. It is not muted. There is no speaker icon in my system tray after installing SP2.

I looked at Device Manager, and the device is working properly, and drivers are working properly. There are no yellow or red marks on anything in Device Manager.

When I go to "Sounds and Audio Devices" in my control panel, it says "No Audio Device." Everything else is greyed out. When I click on the "Audio" tab, the Default Device is "Modem #1 Line Playback", with no other options in the drop down menu.

I looked at the Standard Services in the Administrative Tools, and the Windows Audio service is set to start automatically and is indeed started.

These are all the things I tried from other threads. What now?

A:No Sound after Installing SP2, Soundmax

Well, I fixed my own problem, even though the Dell tech people could not (which isn't saying much).

If the order of installation is O/S, new Dell Soundmax drivers, then service pack 2, the sound card will not work. The latest drivers do not appear to work with SP2. I decided to re-install my O/S (for the third time), use the drivers from the disk that came with my computer, then install SP2. And guess what? The sound works!

It might be if I had installed the O/S, then Service Pack 2, then the latest drivers that it would have still worked, but I'm just not up for an experiment requiring a fourth install of the O/S.

In short, if you are having this problem, try installing the OLD drivers for the Soundmax sound card, NOT the most up to date drivers from the Dell site. That's what did it for me. Who needs up to date drivers anyway?? ;-) If you MUST have the most up to date drivers, try installing the service pack before you install the drivers.

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I hope someone can help me. I recently bought a Dell Optiplex GX280 computer (Windows XP) that has a SoundMAX sound card. I have logitech speaker system. When I plug them in to the back of my computer, only 3 of the speakers in my surround sound work. Only the middle "green" port on the back of my computer is producing sound. The outside blue and pink ports do not seem to work. I do not have a mixer icon for SoundMax to configure my speakers. Dell is telling me it is software related. I have updated drivers and deleted and luck. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can get this to operate correctly? I am running out of options.

Thanks and peace to all!


A:SoundMAX Sound Card

You should check on the Dell forums about whether that model with onboard sound supports 5.1 sound or not.

Likely not.

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Okay hey ive had to re-install windows XP Pro because my last one got a virus, and no i got no sound this was the same problem last time but i downloaded a driver a soundma driver and it got my sound bacl. But this time i done the same thing and get this erro "Driver not found! Reboot your system, and run this setup again." but i dunno what to do ive gone through heaps of post on this forum and yet no solution to be found. Please help me!!

Ive been up for 5 hours straight and still no ancwer!

A:Help ive got no sound!!! And ive got this SoundMax Error! Please help me!!!!!!!!!

To install drivers from the internet:

go into Windows Explorer, left click on Desktop, then File, then New and then Folder - name the folder XXXDrivers (where XXX = type, eg, AudioDrivers)

go to the site for your driver, find the RIGHT one for your mobo and OS,(click on the nearest site to you if appropriate) and then download button - when asked where to 'save' the download specify your desktop folder XXXDrivers and wait until the download is complete.

Once it is done, clear your screen and click on the desktop folder and then on the file inside - if it is a zip or rar file it will need to be unzipped or unpacked - make sure if you are asked to specify where to unzip/unpack to tell it to do so to the XXXDrivers folder.

Once you are done that, uninstall the old drivers for the device and then select the device and specify update drivers and direct the search to the folder you made (don't let Windows do it).

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Okay so I'm SUCH AN *****
And I deleted something called 'SoundMax' about a week ago...apparently I actually need that to have any sound on my laptop.
So if anyone knows how I can go about doing ANYTHING to get sound back on my laptop it would be sooo greatly appreciated because I miss my sound and don't know what to do

A:No more sound after deleting soundmax

have you tried reinstalling the soundmax and it's drivers.

this is the first thing you should have done.

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OK first off I have windows XP, and my motherboard is an Asus 94C800-E Deluxe, I am not using a seperate soundcard I am using the onboard one with my mobo.

Ok I wanted to use my mic to talk with friends online during warcraft using teamspeak. I baught a new mic, dident work no matter what. I tried EVERYTHING, ive read a ton of forums here and other places and tried it all. The only thing that was left that coulda been the problem was the soundcard or drivers or somthin then i found it. I needed to uninstall soundmax and reinstall it. Problem is I dont got my Asus CD. But thats ok I figured the latest drivers would work. So I
> uninstalled Soundmax via add/remove progs > reboot > reinstalled it using the newest mobo driver > reboot> and I came back and got the message "No ADI codec driver is installed"
So after some forum searching, found that uninstalling soundmax uninstalled the audio drivers too and I needed to get them and put em in again. I have searched and searched and searched and I keep getting soundmax audio drivers . But I get the message "Driver not found! Reboot your system, and run setup again." everytime I try to install them! Ive googled this error and found some information, but no solutions. Im very stuck and very much in trouble.

Ive been up all night trying to solve the issue. First I just wanted my mic, but now I want my sound back. Someone please help me.

A:Soundmax driver problems, help I have no sound!

are you sure you're using the right soundcard drivers? is it the one that came with your mobo? if not, then try using the drivers provided with your motherboard. perhaps you need to acquire the latest driver version from asus.

to check your sound settings, go start>control panel>sounds and audio devices>audio
you should have your soundmax digital audio selected for every field

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I just transfered my IBM Netvista 2292 motherboard into a new tower. The speakers and sound worked fine in the IBM case and now it can not find my driver for the sound. The only option is Bluetooth Audio which is useless. I have a soundMAX onboard audio NetVista A22p 2292, Intel Pentium 4 motherboard. I don't think I put the IDE cables in the same hard drives ( I have 2 a Maxtor ATA DiamondMax plus 9 120 GB/ 133 HDD and for storage a Maxtor 20 GB AT D740X-6L) as before because I had to change in my DOS to boot hard drive 1 instead of hard drive 0 which is my old start up. That might have something to do with the problem. I have PhoenixBIOS and tried to update that to no avail. I also tried to update the soundMAX and reinstall, but get the error message, "Driver not found! Reboot your system, and run setup again." Which never works. What do you guys think?
Thanks for any help you may have.

A:soundMax NetVista Onboard Sound

What cant find the drivers? Windows? Is there another model for that computer as its not showing here:

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I have a thinkcentre serial is 8171-CTO; I ran the Win7 upgrade advisor but after about 20 tries it told me over and over again I had no internet connection!1! Which I do as I had freshly downloaded the tool.

Anyway, I decided to go for it anyway (doh) and although the OS etc installed fine, I am left with no sound. I have searched google and read forum after forum to get it working but nothing I try works.

For example I have asked Windows to "fix the problem" ... "unable to fix the problem"
Tried going to Soundmax's website - their support pages are "under construction".

Anyone able to help me please with links to drivers or stuff to try?
I am a total Windows 7 newbie, never used Win Vista only XP (I mainly use Linux at home) please guide me through as such! Cheers all and MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!

A:No sound after W7 install - Soundmax card

We need to know the exact model of your SoundMax card.

Are you trying to perform and upgrade or a "clean" install?

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ive just installed windows 7 x64 and the windows update has installed the driver for my sound card but i cant get full surround sound.

everytime i restart and login i have to say whats connected into the 3 jacks but when the sound does start it only comes through the front 2 speakers, centre speaker and the sub.

when i try to open the SoundMAX program it says "SoundMAX required windows vista. This application is shutting down.

does anyone know where i can get a x64 version of SoundMAX for win7

A:5.1 surround sound problems with SoundMAX

On many systems, SigmaTel drivers from the motherboard vendor are required for the sound to work correctly. Windows installs a generic SoundMax driver (SoundMax is now called IDT) and in some cases the Windows drivers do not work or work correctly. I'd check the ASUS site to see what they have as a starter.

On some devices Vista drivers will work with Win 7, since Win 7 is basically "Vista improved". You may have to install the SoundMax drivers in the Vista compatibility mode to get them working if there are no Win 7 specific drivers available.

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Hi everyone!

I have an Asus P4P800SE Motherboard with integrated soundcard (soundmax drivers). I have updated all necessary drivers, everything appears fine, the sound device is recognized, and works perfectly, I can listen to music on WMP, and iTune, I can also watch videos in quicktime, listen to the sound and all! However, no system (windows) sounds, or internet sounds at all...

Any clue?

Thank you for your time!

A:problems with soundmax onboard sound P4P800SE

In IE under Tools/Internet Options/Advanced/Multimedia check to see that the play internet sounds box is checked.

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Well, this morning, I was doing my daily cleanup of any unnecessary files and every once in awhile I have the urge to cleanup via the "Add or Remove Programs" feature in the Control Panel.

Basically, I mistakingly un-installed the SoundMAX driver and my speakers lost complete ability to function. The computer was all of a sudden detecting them but telling me that it hasn't been installed. Well we all know that whole Add Hardware system is ridiculous and I resorted to internet searching to find someone with a similar problem, hoping to find a cure for the sound problem.

Basically, I tried to install the most recent SoundMAX driver but when it finishes installation I get an error that reads... "Did not detect driver. Reboot and try again" (something along those lines.) Well I did that twice and the same error reocurred. So I tried several other different drivers and I had the same problem. So I tried a apparently famous solution made by some guy on another tech site, and it was basically the .inf file being used in the "Add disk" section using the add hardware program. That didn't work either.

So I'm pretty sure I may need to buy something but I really don't know what to do at this point.

If someone could give me a helpful solution that'd be great. Or if you need any more information just ask.


A:SoundMAX Driver/ Uninstall Mistake (NO MORE SOUND!)


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Hi there, hope you guys can help me

I recently reinstalled WinXP Pro for a colleague, and I've got everything working again except for the sound.

She's using an integrated SoundMAX Digital Audio device (specifically AD1980). I have installed the lastest drivers from the ASUS site, and can't get any sound.

The device has definitely installed properly - it shows up in sound properties, device manager etc, and Media Player will play a track, but it falls on deaf ears (or more fittingly, mute speakers )

From what I can ascertain, the driver is trying to use a digital output (i.e. SPDIF), but that motherboard only has the normal green speaker jack.

In Vista, this is just a case of going to audio properties and disabling digital output and selecting the standard jack for output, however I couldn't find how to do this in XP, if it's even possible.

I'm fairly sure that's the problem, but my diagnoses have been wrong before - I'd be grateful for your help either way.

/L I

A:SoundMAX digital audio trouble - no sound

Make sure the default devices in sound and audio under sound and voice are set to SoundMax

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i am totally new to this and am not a computer whizz at all..i need help with my dell optiplex gx280...when trying to litens to music or watch anything i do not have any sound at all..i went into control panel and nothing is muted is says my default sound devixe is Soundmax digital audio, i also pressed f2 when the dell screen came up to check that BIOS but i couldnt change anything and i was unsure if i needed to do anything with it..its really bugging me now have no sound and wondered if there is anything i could do via the computer or shall i jsut go and buy speakers!!??

all advice very much appreciated for this computer dummy!

A:No Sound on Dell Optiplex with Soundmax audio

Take the computer to a friend that understands how to troubleshoot computer problems. We can't stand beside you and see for ourselves what the problem is caused by. You have to be able to understand what we ask you to do...

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Hello please help. I have a soundMAX integrated digital HD audio in my PC, with the following drivers installed.

The problem I am having is that after my PC being on for a few hours when I try to play an MP3 file or a video file the sound is very choppy and skipping. This PC is only about 3 months old. It has 1GB RAM and a DualCore Intel Pentium D820 processor and the motherboard is an ASUS PV5D2-MX-00. I am running winXP Pro.

According to device manager the drivers are dated 5/10/2005, which I guess makes them pretty old......

How can I fix this problem? I rarely have more than 2-3 programs running at the same time so I don't think too much strain is the problem. Do I need to upgrade the drivers perhaps? On this page ( I found the following drivers, but not sure if they are the ones I need to download. Version V5.10.02.4490 2006/06/29 update
OS WinXP 64bit / Win2003 64bit
Description ADI AD1986A Audio Driver V5.10.02.4490 for Windows 64bit XP/2003
File Size 11.56 (MBytes)

Please help me if you can. Thanks in advance.

A:Sound is choppy and skipping on soundMAX integrated board

Please someone help, this is driving me crazy...............

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Hi, I just signed up and hope to get some assistance with my desktop, my Dell B110 does not have sound, the options under control panel are greyed out, under device manager I have a yellow question, I have uninstalled and re-installed and update drivers. Sys info is Windows XP,home edition, version 2002,service pack 3,Dell Dimension DE051 Intel (R) Celebron (R) CPU 2.53 GHz 1.00 GB of RAM.

Below are some of the messages I have received:

System unavailable to install sound program = message from box below:

copy error

setup cannot copy the file senfilt.sys

Ensure thate the location specified below is correct or change and insert 'Install disk" in the drive you specify

copy files from: c:\program files\analog devices\sounmax

Other messages:

Cannot start program Code 10 troubleshoot or this device cannot start (Code 10)

thanks in advance for any suggestions
File for Soundmax update wizard:


A:How can I fix an audio issue with Soundmax I have no sound -- newbie/novice

Check this first: Right click My Computer->Properties->Hardware tab. Click the Driver Signing button. Is it set to Block?? If so, set it to Warn and check Make this action system default then OK. Then try installing your driver again

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Just posting up the driver I used for my onboard sound card. It's a 'soundmax' but I used the Realtek ALC650 driver:

It works fine outputting PCM via the s/pdif port but I've had no success outputting DTS or Dolby Digital.

In Windows XP I could run Intervideo WinDVD 4/6/7 and DTS / Dolby worked fine. All other software, even when using AC3 filter failed to output anything but stereo.

If anybody has any success with this please let me know.


A:Drivers for ASUS A7V600-x Soundmax onboard sound

Try this one:
ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Support-

Your MB isnt supported by Asus for Win7, but this XP driver; if installed in compatibility mode should work fine.

Please let me know how it goes...

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I have an IBM Thinkpad R40 with a SoundMax Integrated Digital Audio sound card. For some reason the sound just stopped working. The drivers all appear to be ok. I downloaded and installed the latest drivers for the card. When I use any audio devices they perform normally, but there is no sound. I've checked all volume control settings. I've used different speakers plugged into both my docking station and directly into the laptop. When using sound recorder and playing a sound, I can see the graphic display the sound wave form, but no sound. When in safe mode or bios mode, the onboard speakers work and the onboard volume controls work in that I can hear the various beeps and such. I tried rollbacks to restore points when I knew the sound was working, thinking that maybe some update or software install caused the problem. But nothing seemed to work. I'm open to any suggestions, since I've tried about everything I can think of including searching all over the net for a solution.

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I have an asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe MB W/ SoundMax onboard sound. I've been reading tonnes of related forums all week and i still cannot fix the poor sound quality, cracks, pops and so on, music is poor, sound FX are the worst, and internet sound does not work. I have tried Regedit(wavemapper) already it did not help much. I did a fresh install for the second time this week and still no improvment. When i first assembled my new machine and ran it 6 mths ago everything worked perfectly, so i know it did work before, up until about 2 wks ago. i have already tried most of the generic and basic fixes but still no improvement. everything on my comp works great except my sound, I am trying to avoid a getting new sound card because i do not want one and my case is aready quite full. I am running out of ideas and any help would be appreaciated. THX

OS - XP Home SP1 Fully Updated
MB - M2N32-SLI Deluxe
Prsr - AMD 64 X2 DuCore 4800+
Mem - 2G ddr2
Vid - Radeon X1950
HDD - Segate 320G SATA (x2)

A:Asus M2N-SLI Series SoundMax: Cracks, Pops, Poor Sound

Go to start -> run -> type dxdiag

And post what it says under the audio tab

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I cant get any sound on my computer. I hear an audible click througheither the frontboard or rear connectors when headphones are plugged in, but the sound wont come through. I have the newest bios, video drivers and the soundmax drivers. All of which install fine, but still provide no sound. I've installed via the autorun, straight from the cd, and from the system drivers folder. My computer is running windows 2000 with service pack 4.

Any help?

A:SoundMax sound problems with Asus a7v400-mx and ATI Radeon x700 pro

we need to know a few more details....
how is your audio setup? eg: 3.5mm jacks/coaxal/optical etc connected to logitech/stereo/etc?
has it worked before/recent changes?

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It seems that my Windows 7 installation is getting worse by the day on my desktop (see specs linked to my account). It is just issue after issue it seems. Now my audio is not working on Windows 7, but on my Linux installation it is which leads me to think that a driver issue has arisen. Additionally, when I click on my SoundMAX icon, it just gives me an error saying No SoundMAX audio device detected. I do not have a dedicated sound card as my motherboard's integrated one does fine (until now, but still I think it is a software issue, not a hardware issue as it is working great with Ubuntu 10.04)

My Windows 7 Home Premium x64 installation is not a clean install. I used the upgrade option as I got Windows 7 Upgrade Option for free right before it came out when I bought my PC with the equivalent Vista. I've heard since that it was a mistake to do so and that a clean install is always better (is this true? ).

Also, another question. Would updating my BIOS (which is extremely easy with the P6T Deluxe V2 motherboard) help anything at all? I apologize if any of this post seems dumb. I'm kinda new to the extreme hardware. Sometime this month will be the 1 year mark for me upgrading from entry level (*cough* eMachines w3400 ) to enthusiast hardware.

A:SoundMAX - SoundMAX audio device not detected


Have you gone here:

ASUSTeK Computer Inc.

and downloaded the latest audio drivers?

Upgrading the BIOS can shometimes help in these situations, is an upgrade available.


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A:No sound on Intel 845 board in a MPC ClientPro345.. Soundmax Integrated Digital Audio

Fixed it myself.. Found the newest SoundMax drivers. Uploaded as attachment..

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Sound levels of main driver reset on (closing the lid?,) sleep, or restart.
Main driver: Soundmax as installed via Windows Update
Overlayed driver: SRS Audio Sandbox

Main output: Line Out
"Default" levels: 89,19,20 for Main,Left,Right
Preferred levels: 20,20,20 for Main,Left,Right

(Left,Right settings available in additional settings for balance per channel)
(19,20 Left,Right was once chosen to compensate for slightly broken headphone)
At preferred levels, using the volume buttons to alter levels processed with SRS Audio Sandbox provide a tolerable maximum level. 20 is good, 89 is way to loud.

Clearly, something causes the settings to reset to the wrong "Default levels".
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T9600 @ 2.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3996 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 99999 MB, Free - 52269 MB; D: Total - 138372 MB, Free - 62706 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 30E7, KBC Version 90.24, 2CE949CVX6
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
Laptop: HP EliteBook 8530p
Pre-installed OS: Vista
Currently installed: 7 x64
Vista Driver: Soundmax (original) [Never used Vista, unknown if issue exists in Vista]
7 Driver: Soundmax via Windows Update [Has issue] [Currently in use]
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A:Solved: Soundmax driver sound levels reset at restart/sleep/closing lid

Fix: It seems Skype was causing the issue. An update apparently reset some settings, which caused Skype to automatically adjust sound levels. Switching this option of in Skype provided me with a few hours and a sleep-awake scene without the problem.

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Hi all,

I have a windows xp system and I keep on getting blue screens of death for various reasons . I uninstalled things via add or remove softaware. But by accident I uninstalled my only sound controller on my system. Which was soundmax until i uninstalled it. So here I am with a computer and 2 speakers but no sound . I just wondered if anyone could help me and give me a link to download some new software. My speakers are SOUNDWAVE 160 3D PLUS and I dont have the disk anymore that came with them .

I have already tried to google it and it looks like your my last hope .

Thanks for all the help given,


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Hey I have had RC 2 installed since it came out, but I uninstalled it last night so that I can get the rtm version when ever it comes out, but now my sound card wont work. Its a Hey I have had RC 2 installed since it came out, I reinstalled the drivers and it still wont work, in device manager it says it cant find the driver. I restarted windows and ran windows update and it finds drivers, but the install just fails after about 5mins.

I think I have tried everything, just wondering if anyone has had this problem and no how to fix it. I will point out this is the first ever problem I have not been able to fix in less then 5mins. Iam sure if I reinstalled it would work fine again but I would like to avoid that if I can.

A:Uninstalled Sp1 RC2 now I have no sound

List your system specs.

Try taking your audio device out of the computer or if its built in disableing it in the bios.
Then uninstall it in safe mode.
Reset the computer to clean up any files left over.
Reinstall the sound card then the drivers that came with it.

If anyone knows a quicker way around this I would like to know.

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So I just updated Vista on my machine, and after it finished updating, and restarting, my sound was gone.
And every time I try to turn up the volume it says "No Audio Output Device Is Installed".
But it was working before the update. D=

PC: HP Pavilion dv 2000 (GA726EA#ABV)

A:sound uninstalled!

go to the manufacturers website and download the drivers for that machine

if you cant find them, go to device manager and click the sound device and then rollback/update driver
or you could try restoring you system to an earlier time using system restore

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Hi guys,

Recently I noticed that my sound was malfunctioning. If I play music in iTunes or watch a DVD in Windows Media Player, it's just fine, but if I try and watch a video on Youtube or stream video on the internet, no sound will play. Also, the volume control icon in the taskbar is missing.

I went into "sounds and audio devices" in the control panel, and tried to check the "place volume icon in taskbar" box, but received an error message the sound volume control was not installed. So I found sndvol32.exe in my I386 folder and copied it to my system32 folder. Now, I can check the "place volume icon in taskbar" box, and access the volume control, but the icon still won't appear in the taskbar.

I've tried reinstalling my sound driver from the lenovo website (hxxp:// and tried all the suggestions on this site: hxxp:// None of them solved my problem.

I recently received help with virus removal in the security center part of this forum. We ran combofix to remove the virus, and I have no idea if this has something to do with my sound problems.

I'm running Windows XP, service pack 3, on a 5-year-old IBM Thinkpad. I've never had a Windows disc. I bought my computer through my school, and it came preloaded with XP.

I'd love it if anyone had any ideas about what's wrong with my sound.

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I accidentally uninstalled my sound device, now it wount play cd, my skype dont work and infact all sounds just do not work on my computer, How do i install a sound software back to my computer? i have a windows 2000 system.

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A:I uninstalled my sound device

Either use the programs that came on a CD with your soundcard or PC, or download the software from the net. If you have a Dell or a Gateway, enter your serial number at the support website, and you will be able to download the appropriate software.

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A:Uninstalled sound by mistake

use system restore to an earlier date

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Being the pro that i am - i've accidently uninstalled my sound whilst trying to add/remove some other programs.

I am using my Dell inspiron 1525 laptop - i have spoken to dell who[after remote accessing] hadn't got a clue what the issue was and decided to fob me off by saying as i 'downgraded' from vista to XP i wasn't warranty covered.

I've also tried installing many drivers - including the ones from their website - which ends up with the error message 'this is not the right driver for this system' although to get to it i had to insert my service tag.

So i'm soundless. - When i goto 'sounds and devices' in control panel, all of the sound options have been greyed out.

Device Audio : 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller

Any suggestions would be great!


A:Accidentally Uninstalled my sound

Look in Device Manager to see if there is a yellow question mark item for it. Tight click it then click Properties, the the Details tab. For Device instance Id you should see a text string similar to "HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_8384&DEV_7690&SUBSYS_102801B5". That should tell us what driver you need.

Also look in Device Manager under System Devices. There should be an entry for Universal Audio Architecture version 1.0a. This driver needs to be there before you can install the HD audio driver.

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Hello there,
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In the Control Panel there is no Realtek driver or any other audio driver mentioned.
So, my question is: is this normal? Is this some sort of windows integrated driver that gets installed when windows do not find the audio device after the reboot?
I tried to do this several times, and when I uninstalled it for the first time, after the reboot my Mcafee untivirus was disabled and the FFprotection (I suppose this is the right name for it) from windows was disabled as well and I reactivated both of them from the action center.
Thank you.

A:Uninstalled driver -- sound is still working

Yes, it is normal. After you uninstall a driver and reboot, Windows will see the device as new and install generic Windows drivers for the device.You can install the RealTek driver over the Windows driver. This will replace the generic Windows driver.After installing the RealTek driver you may have to reboot. After the reboot it will use the RealTek driver.

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A:I Uninstalled my audio sound device, need help plz,

Well...there's probably only one set of drivers that will work properly...those should bew the drivers provided by Acer for the audio function for its product. . Note that you need to change the O/S at the show only the drivers that relate to your particular O/ the drivers for 32-bit Vista HP.I would uninstall all unused drivers first.Remove Unused Drivers and Devices - Remove Unused Drivers - Then...I would try to install the correct chipset driver listed which applies to your system.Then...I would try to install the correct audio driver package.Louis

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A:Please help! Sound driver was uninstalled on accident...

Have you tried finding the sound driver for your system on the Dell site?

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You can here and select your operating system and get your drivers.

Hope this helps.


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A:HELP! - uninstalled sound device, cannot find a new one

You can either reinstall the driver or if you have XP, try System Restore first.

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Many thanks and much love,


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A:Sound from speakers and headphones at same time, uninstalled...

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Malware related. Topic close and user notified.

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A:Unable To Reinstall Windows 7

What kind of hard drive is it? make/model?

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A:Unable To Uninstall/reinstall Xp

Hi there,

Can't you even do a reformat of the hard drive? If there's all kinds of viruses on there, a complete refresh might be the only option.

Failing that, my PC was once as near-dead as you can imagine. Unable to re-boot, etc and I'd been through every imaginable potential solution ... various Safe Mode manoeuvres, playing with BIOS settings, attempting System Restores, you name it. I was literally about to give up and reformat when I bought VCOMs SystemSuite. I used Recovery Commander from in there and it reset my PC to an earlier state like a dream! I hadn't even set any restore points for Recovery Commander to work with. It just worked.

I don't work for VCOM, but I'd recommend SystemSuite anyday. And advise you to leave Norton WELL alone!


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I have had malware before, and twice before I wiped everything out and reinstalled win7 with the recovery discs.

However this time I'm having a problem. I follow the steps: Hit F12, select "CD/DVD Drive" but instead of reading my disc (the System Disc), it takes me straight to the start up, i.e. "Starting Windows". Even when I do a hard power off, I still have to select either one of the Safe Mode options or Normal Mode. In the past it would just read my recovery disc. I even tried going into BIOS and selecting the CD/DVD drive as 1st drive read. That didn't help either.

Anyone know what's going on and how I can get around this?

Also based on what little you've heard, does it sound like I have malware or a failing HDD? (not sure there's enough info for you to answer this question, but I thought I'd give it a shot. I know squat about this stuff).

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A:Unable to reinstall Windows CDs

and welcome to the Forum

You can rule out drive failure by running diagnostics on the hard drive by downloading Seatools and making a bootable disc. Do the short and long test.

If either test fails, the drive needs to be replaced.

See this for how to make a bootable cd:

How to Burn a Bootable ISO File

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Hi All

When i start up the computer all i get is the desktop picture, there is nothing on there, such as the start menu etc. I have had a look on the net and tried to see how to re-install xp (without a disk - as the computer never came with one (I have a the code for it on a sticker on the side of my computer)) and it tells me look in the I386 folder from my computer. However im unable to get to that folder as my computer just shows the background picyure of blue skys and green hills.

Im not fused with having to install everything again as I have everything saved on an external hard drive and have all the install disks for any software on there.

Any help wouls be received kindly


A:unable to reinstall windows xp

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I'm trying to do a clean install of XP pro by booting the factory cd it came with. All the partitions were deleted and a full format was performed. When the first portion of the setup is complete it reboots, it then gives a screen that says:

Diskette drive 0 seek failure
Press F1 to continue, F2 to enter setup

So I press F1 and it gives me a blue screen that says:
A promblem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. If this screen appears again follow these steps:

Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure it is properly configured and terminated. Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer.

Technical information:

***STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF7A37528,0xC0000034,0x00000000,0x00000000)

Its my girlfriends computer and she has completely given up. If anybody has any suggestions please let me know. Thanks.

A:Unable to reinstall xp pro on dell

<< booting the factory cd it came with>>

Does that mean that you are following the manufacturer's instructions for using said CD? There are instructions, you know.


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At 9am I found I had the XP2012 virus

By 11am, thanks to the excellent advice here, I had disabled it and hopefully removed it.

By 11.30 it was clear that I also had the Google redirect virus. More searching on this forum led me to download and run the Kaspersky fix via another PC

By 12pm the fix had detected, cured and wanted a reboot. Reboot led to an endless boot-loop. Disabling automatic restart showed a Stop 0x0000007B error.

By 5pm, after trying every bit of online advice I could find, without getting any further, I resigned myself to a re-install, even if it meant losing everything. Put the Windows XP disc in the drivem, waited a long time for drivers to load, then presented with the same blue screen error. I can't even get as far as the Recovery Console.

It's now 8pm and I have run out of online advice to follow. Suffice to say I've had better days (grrrrrr)

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OK, I admit it - I made the classic mistake.

My Fujitsu laptop has a Synaptics touchpad. I thought I would update it, went to Synaptics site, installed what I thought was the correct update, and discovered it wasn't. I uninstalled it, and launched the original setup.exe from my installation disks. It starts the installation, but halts with the message: 'A serious internal error has occurred. please contact your Touchpad supplier. ([email protected])'

I have contacted both Fujitsu and Synaptics support. Both are unable to help me. I have removed every reference to Synaptics I can find in the registry, but it makes no difference.

It has defaulted to the Windows XP driver, but on every boot up, it detects new hardware, but comes up with an unable to install message.

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Hi, {First, I feel that this problem would be better off in our Hardware forum, so if you dont have any objection, I will put it in there for you. No need to apologize, you did nothing wrong }

Have you tried System Restore? If you have that running you should be able to roll back to yesterday or some point.... Trying a Restore Point is reversible, that is, you can undo the Restore and get back to where you are now. (I know, you feel like you need a roadmap about now....just keep careful notes about what changes you make as you go along, dates and names of Restore Point, etc.) Regedits are not reversible.

One other way to try and fix it might be to start up in Safe Mode and try to remove any mouse entries in the Device Manager and restart, let it be redetected, but Cancel the new hardware detection if you see that option. Then, install the software for the Synaptic touchpad.

Yet another, this might work to stop the touchpad detection:

In the BIOS is there a setting to switch to a PS/2 mouse or other mouse (Input device)?

You may be able to disable the touchpad and just use a regular plugin mouse, IF the notebook has a PS/2 port, some have more than one PS/2 and they are labeled MOUSE or KDB with a pic of those items....?

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