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Uninstalled SoundMax, now no sound

Q: Uninstalled SoundMax, now no sound

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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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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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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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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I was attempting to begin using Bit Torrent for utilizing AVI and other video file types for viewing. However, I got no sound. Bit Torrent's help section says the following:

The reason for this is an issue with Windows DRM, the rights management tool BitTorrent uses to authorize your viewing of the file you downloaded. Some of our content has tighter playback restrictions than others. In this case it is seeing your display settings as not allowed by the license.

In many cases this message is in error. If you have older video drivers (pre-July 2005) and are using a laptop and/or a VGA output device there is a chance Windows Media Player will think there is something wrong. To correct this, you can upgrade your video drivers to current versions. This will fix this issue for your future viewing on our site or others in the future for that matter.
To check your video drivers, go to the Control Panel and double-click on the Display icon. In the Display window select the Settings tab. Click the Advanced button. Select the Adapter tab. Click the Properties button. Finally, select the Driver tab. In this window will be displayed the Driver Date. If it is before July 2005 you will need to update your video drivers. The Update Driver button in the window is unlikely to do this properly. You should go to your computer manufacturer's web site to download the latest drivers, or to the site of your video adaptor manufacturer. Upon updating your driver the file should play ... Read more

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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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

Doesn't matter, Ive bought another sound card (Soundblaster Live 24) and I now have full sound

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Pls help. Incidentally uninstalled sound driver. Cannot restore to a previuos date because restore option is not on. In the systmes: device manager there is an exclamation mark next to sound. Any ideas how to get my sound back. Thanks a lot in advance.

A:Uninstalled sound driver

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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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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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Hi I am running a windows XP system. The other day I was uninstalling a piece of software that I had downloaded and wasn't paying attention as I clicked through the prompts and inadvertantly uninstalled it and the sounds for my computer. Is there a way to reverse my blunder and return this computer to its beeping and whirring glory. The computer is my landlords and he is being very restrained in his reaction to my inattentiveness. Thanks for your assistance. Kelly

A:Uninstalled sound by mistake

use system restore to an earlier date

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On my windows vista desktop I upgraded from integrated video chipset to PCI-E Graphics card.
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I found on computer spec that the Motherboard had following : Sound : ALC 888Schipset high definition audio. Tried downloading drivers from Realtek and enabling sound. This resulted in bluescreen crash.

Tried buying new pci soundcard and installing drivers on cd. this also results in bluescreen crash at startup. Both times I had to start in safemode and disable audio drivers. Still I have no sound and no idea where to go next.

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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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Hello there,
I have been experiencing some issues with sound on my computer. It's flickering when I use the computer at the same time and listen to the music most usually on youtube, but sometimes on VLC too.
What I tried to do is to uninstall the audio driver (Realtek) and to install the version that is available on the producer's website (it is a dell xps l 501 laptop).
At the end of the uninstalling process, the install wizzard asks me to reboot, what I do, and when the computer starts up, I can see that it installs a driver for the audio device, but it is not the Realtek driver. The sound works just fine for all programs: browsers, VLC etc.
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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I have a fairly new Evesham desktop running windows XP. It has a sound card built in and a set of speakers plugged in a nd ready to go. I recieve error messages when i try and play any audio files / cd's etc etc saying that there is no sound card installed. i have no printed literature / instructions about the sound system and the troubleshooter on windows is no use. please can someone help??
thanks a lot

A:Sound card present but uninstalled

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I deleted my audio sound device because a friend was trying to help me reinstall it because my volume buttons weren't working, but never was able to get it back, kept getting errors.
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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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I accidentally uninstalled my soundcard driver. I dont know what model it is or anything. It uninstalled when i was in add/remove programs and i removed Sound Max... i still dont know why i removed that lol but anyways can anyone help me i need my music! lol

A:Accidently uninstalled sound driver.

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I have a Dell Dimension 4550, Windows XP... with an error that pops up when the computer is booted that states "the file P16X.sys on creative SB Live! Series (WDM) Audio Driver Disk 1 or CD is needed" I tried to download the driver off of Creative SB Live! but it failed and now I'm not sure what to do... any advice would be greatly appreciated. THAnks!

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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Any help on finding the correct driver on the internet or on my computer? I am on a Dell Dimension 2400.

A:Accidentally uninstalled a sound driver...

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

Hope this helps.


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Thanks to anyone who can help

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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When performing an "Add/Reomve" to clean up disk space, I accidentally uninstalled sound from my computer and I'm now really struggling to get it back. Looks like you good folks have been able to save people in a similar jam before.

I've unsuccessfully attempted a "System Restore" and have also failed to restore sound by installment of both SoundMax and RealTek. In brief: I'm pretty illiterate when it comes to this stuff.

I've got an HP Compaq nc6120
Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Can somebody please help me?

Many thanks and much love,


A:Solved: Accidentally uninstalled sound from my computer - Please help!

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I have a HP Pavilion g6, Win10. Today the sound on my laptop started playing from the speakers and headphones at the same time. A quick google tells me this is a known and stubborn problem for some HP users. None of the advice worked for me so I tried the option of unisntalling and reinstalling the sound drivers. Looking at the 'Sound' tab of the cotrol panel in Playback there was a device, IDT High Definition Audio, which said it wasn't working. Looking at the control panel I had two options for which sound driver to uninstall- AMD HD Audio Device, or IDT High Definition Audio. Given the fact that IDT Audtio was apprently not working, I chose to unisntall that one. I unchecked the box saying to remove all drivers.  Apparently this was the wrong thing to do, but the instructions made no mention of this. I then searched for and downloaded the IDT High Def Audio driver, restarted my computer and... No sound, and no way of reinstalling the driver. In device manager if I scan for hardware changes it comes up with nothing. If I try all the options to reinstall the sound driver, and even specify the folder where I downloaded the IDT High Def driver, it tells me my sound driver is already up to date. In the Sound tab of the Control Panal, in Playback, I now only have one thing - "Digital Display Audio" - and that's with it showing disabled devices too. Help! Thanks.

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

#HPExpertDayThis is  driver and setting conflict issue. Windows would have tried updating the drivers and someother program might be overiting it. You will have to uninstall and reinstall the drivers and software for Audio.

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Hi, could someone help me? I've had a bit of trouble with malware lately and while cleaning off unnecessary programs, I accidentally uninstalled my sound card.
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It's a SoundMax audio controller in an HP running Windows XP.
Can I go online and download a driver for it?
What information do I need to make sure I get the right one?

A:Solved: Accidentally uninstalled my Sound Card!

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I was uninstalling some programs and apparently I uninstalled the wrong one and I now have no sound on my pc.

I have a Dell Dimension 3000
with Microsoft Windows XP (Home Edition) Version 2002

Thanks for any help.

A:Solved: Accidentally uninstalled wrong program and now no sound on computer

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Hi, please help.
I accidentally uninstalled audio device on high definition audio it has a yello exclamation mark and won't update. Under audio it says I have no audio device. I have windows XP, service 3 pack... and I hope this is the number you would need 55274-640-8725436-23218? thanks

A:No sound, accidentally uninstalled audio device on high definition audio bus

What is the make and model# of your computer? Or if a custom build, the make and model# of your motherboard? Go to the Manufacturers Support/Download Drivers site, type in your make and model # and download the Audio Driver for your computer.

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i have xp sp2 installed on the machine...
the problem started since 10 days back..
copy paste is also disabled in the applications...

i managed to solve the task manager and regedit error..
help me out with it..
i m hunting for sp3 if i get i'll install this also....

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Now my videos and my music do not have any sound when I play them?

Can this be fixed?
How can i Install this again and from Where?

A:Windows XP-Accidentally uninstalled windows sound

Can you tell us what soundcard you have or if it is onboard sound ?

If it is onboard sound, then you should have a driver cd with the chipset drivers on it for your onboard sound.
It sounds like you will just need to reload the drivers.

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my integrated audio is ad1985 (ASUS p4p800se), it can just work like common AC97 of no soundmax 。。。。Hardware does not support but my xp can do
i cant find upgrade drivers in Google。。。。。。
someone tell me how to do。。。thanks

( i?m Chinese,and can not be a good description of the problem in English,sorry)

A:Cant use soundmax

Quote: Originally Posted by wang

my integrated audio is ad1985 (ASUS p4p800se), it can just work like common AC97 of no soundmax 。。。。Hardware does not support but my xp can do
i cant find upgrade drivers in Google。。。。。。
someone tell me how to do。。。thanks

( i?m Chinese,and can not be a good description of the problem in English,sorry)

Wang the newest driver I can find at asus is for XP. you may be able to use it by installing in compatibility mode the driver can be found here

Hope this helps and let us know if you need help with any of this


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Hey guys, When i turn my PC on and try too install SoundMAX audio, it comes up saying this

And i dont have a clue what to do!

Any advice would be much appretiated!


I am running Windows XP Home Edition Btw


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hello all.

i get an error on boot up.

The SoundMAX audio driver did not load. You may need to reinstall SoundMAX.

couple of questions you may be able to help with!

1. what is soundmax?.. and how can i stll can play sound on my pc.
2. how to i reinstall soundmax?

my motherboard is LENOVO 6475BY4.



Assuming your using a T400 or T400S that your product number suggests you can get drivers here:

SoundMax is a brand of audio hardware made by ADI.

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i accidently deleted SOUNDMAX from my computer
and now i cant play no sounds/audio....
or even when i go to volume control it says this

There are no mixer devices available. To install mixer devices, go to control panel, printers and Other hardware, and then click Add Hardware. the program will now close.Click to expand...

i tried doing that an still it dont work.. i tried to look for SOUNDMAX on the net but i cnt find it!!!
please help,


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im having problems with soundmax. it looks like it decides that my sound is too loud and then turns down my sound on its own.
how do i stop it from doing this????


Hello MaNTiS_007, welcome to Bleeping Computer.If you provide us with your make and model of your computer or motherboard we can help you find a solution, or you can try this link.

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i accidently deleted SOUNDMAX from my computer
and now i cant play no sounds/audio....
or even when i go to volume control it says this

There are no mixer devices available. To install mixer devices, go to control panel, printers and Other hardware, and then click Add Hardware. the program will now close.Click to expand...

i tried doing that an still it dont work.. i tried to look for SOUNDMAX on the net but i cnt find it!!!
please help,


What brand of computer are we talking about? How did you delete Soundmax?

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I have Asus P5E3 Deluxe MB. When i play music the sound go a bit up and down.
This is not notible in video and game.

SoundMax version: 1.0.0030

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I need drivers for ADI SoundMAX , as installed in this PC Lenovo Support - Drivers and software - ThinkCentre A52 (type 8287, 8288, 8289, 8296, 8297, 8298, 8326, 8327, 8328, 8329, 8340, 8341, 8342, 8343, 8344, 8380, 8381, 8382) / M52e (type 8299, 8380).

Exact model number is 8298-7bg


Hi yousaf465, have a look here you may be able to get the sound card drivers working following this method ADI SoundMAX 86/88/A/B/89,Xonar [6585/6600/6605][04-03-2010] •

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I'm trying to install SoundMax but I keep getting this message:

I went to Intel's website to get the driver I needed based on Dell's website

This is the file were do install it?
I was reading from another site it told me to install the older devices by going to the Device Manager but i'm lost....

Please help!!!1

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I have windows XP Home addition disk top computer, recently I installed a program called SKYPE, after that I noticed that my SoundMax register is corrupted and prevent me to adjust the volume to the sound, I am trying to find some way to solve the problem,there is so many offer to the same purpose to download and I want to know the price or the cheepest way to update or dowenload the corrupted SoundMax 3.0 registery.

A:SoundMax 3.0

Since no one has replied to your post, I'll suggest something. From your post, I detect that English is not your native language, so hope you can understand what I'm saying. SoundMax 3.0 is apparently quite old (2001). Updating it might solve your problem. There are LOTS of malicious sites offering downloads for SoundMax, but the best I found was at Try updating the SoundMax driver from this site and see if that solves the problem.

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New Soundmax driver, also for Win 7 (not only AD2000, also AD1988, tested by myself with Win7/64)

I just received a new Asus Crosshair II Formula motherboard from RMA the Crosshair, excellence Asus tech support. And this new SoundMax driver work great!

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A:New Soundmax driver!

Quote: Originally Posted by hata28

New Soundmax driver, also for Win 7 (not only AD2000, also AD1988, tested by myself with Win7/64)

I just received a new Asus Crosshair II Formula motherboard from RMA the Crosshair, excellence Asus tech support. And this new SoundMax driver work great!

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Thanks alot, do u have any idea if its compatible with all versions of windows 7?

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I have a new mother board Intel Pentium D845GEBV2 with an ICH4 Audio device builtin. It came with Soundmax software on the Intel install disk. After booting and clicking on the SoundMax icon get an error " digital output being taken by another application".
I have remove the device in device manager and let windows detect and install same problem. I am getting no sound at all.
In control panel multimedia in the audio section you can not select the devices for play back. So they are not showing as installed but in Device manager it shows installed and no problems Help!!!

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Can anyone help me with this error wuth the SoundMax integrated Audio: The NTKern.vsx,MMDELDR.VXD device loaders for this device could not load the device driver?


A:SoundMax IRQ prob. HELP!!!

Are you seeing these error messages on boot up.
the one should be ntkern.vxd???

Sounds like you may need to reinstall your sound drivers, do you have the disk with the drivers on.
If not what type of motherboard do you have. You should be able to get them at the manufacturers site.

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in post No drivers for SoundMax AD1888. a decision is found
"I had same problem with AD1888 but in 32 bit Win 7 (7000). Windows 7 installed driver for Soundmax and even updated it, but it didn't work at all. The problem was in driver number - I just replaced one file (smwdm.sys) from Asus Win XP driver pack for this card ( and rebooted the system. So I have sound now. "

where it is possible to get it a file???
(I beg pardon for errors in text. I use on-line by a translator. )

A:SoundMAX AD 1985

Good God, that actually worked!

If you have XP on your machine, the file is in windows\system32\drivers (in my case g:\windows\system32\drivers). Overwrite the file in c:\windows\system32\drivers with this file.

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computer: custom asus pc-dl deluxe.soundmax onboard audio. I just reconnected my computer after service. soundmax control panel has red x through it. sound will not play. on desktop the icons remain and the three associated files are present, shortcut, help, etc. but soundmax control panel is not. In add or remove programs the control panel is listed as an installed program. In c/program files/analog devices/soundmax all the files seem to be there. I have a lynx 1 audio card installed as well. Does anyone know of a simple solution I am overlooking? We just ran the repair consol on the operating system and I don't want to start downloading drivers and reinstalling unless its necessary. If I do does anyone have a link direcly to the correct drivers at asus? Thank you for your assistance.

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I have an Asus Striker extreme motherboard that came with some PoS Soundmax card, i removed it and replaced it with my XFI extreme out of my old computer (put an audigy from the closet in the old computer) And i can't seem to find a way to remove Soundmax audio, looked under add/remove programs, device manager etc. Even tryed to disable it from bootup with msconfig.

Still loads and gives me a warning is all. Any help is appreciated. If you need any more info let me know.

A:Cannot Remove Soundmax

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Go into your bios and disable your onboard sound. It`ll probably be found under onboard peripherals. Then, save and exit bios.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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Is now solution for Soundmax audio drivers for windows 7?

A:Soundmax drivers.

Post back, and fill out your system specs - motherboard for PC, or laptop's name are the most important , also your sound card's details in this case. The vista drivers work most of the time, and sometimes you can get an XP driver to work.

To resolve the OS mismatch if the drivers wont install normally do the following :

To install a driver OR program in compatibility mode - right click the setup.exe file - click properties - click compatibility - check run in compatibility with vista/xp etc - check run as administrator - leave the rest blank. Start setup.exe and install.

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Hi all
I am new in here, please be patient with me.

I inadvertantly uninstalled SoundMax from my machine; although I have re-installed the drivers, I have lost the Icon from the taskbar to open the controls.
Soundmax is not now an installed program - how do I reinstall the actual program and get the taskbar icon back ??

please advise

A:SoundMax amomily

Go to Control Panel, in there click Sounds and Audio Devices, on the first page there should be Place volume icon in Taskbar, click the box and see if the icon does not reappear.

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My Windows XP installation has a Soundmax audio driver. Having now the ability to dual boot my computer to Windows 7 I have since learned that there is little likelihood of Soundmax producing a driver compatible with Windows 7. Windows 7 Device Manager indicates under Sound Controller what it refers to as a High Definition Audio Device and that the drivers installed are working properly but still no sound. Attempts to update these drivers report that the drivers in question are up to date.There is no indication by yellow exclamation marks that anything isnot as it shoud be in Device Manager.
Any suggestions for restoring sound would be appreciated

A:Windows 7 & Soundmax

Right click the speaker icon in the system tray, near the time. Choose playback devices. Choose the correct one here. If you don't see it, right click in the middle and choose "Show Disabled Devices."

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I have Delll GX 280 and make mistake unistall the sound. I was able to install the sound by go to Dell Tech website to recover. I suggest the original drive is in the manufacture who made the hardware. You can try that. Good luck.

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My friend has a SoundMax soundcard, and he is trying to listen to records through his computer. With his old PC, he could do this by connecting his record player into the mic input. But with the new PC, he can't get any sound through any of the input jacks.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:SoundMax Question

go to audio options and increase the mic volume

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i try to instell SoundMax but in the end i get an error massge that says:
"Driver not found! rebot your system and run it again"

and after other instellations it gave me the same massge please HELP me!!!!
i dont have any sound///////////

i have my audio drivers already installed////////

A:soundmax problem

I've run in to problems installing Windows XP from a SysPrep image where it incorrectly identifies the CPU as a single processor where the CPU needed multi-processor support.

I'm only recommending this advice because it seems like you've installed Windows XP a few times and might not be too upset if these changes accidentally destroy Windows and you need to install again. But be warned, changing the HAL will mess up Windows XP and select the wrong layer and you will need to reformat and reinstall again.

Have a look at Microsoft's article:

What I have seen is that Windows Sysprep was told to install the CPU as a "ACPI Uniprocessor PC". Which, even though the computer was a single CPU, it oddly needed the "ACPI Multiprocessor PC" HAL in order to correctly install the audio driver.

What was weird was the fact that it installed all the audio driver features except the most important: "SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio" driver. And there wasn't any updates that I could do to make the driver work.

I also needed to install the Windows KB888111 before installing the audio driver.

To switch the HAL, go in to Device Manager.
Change View from "Devices by type" to "Devices by connection"

At the top of the list will be your HAL definition. WRITE DOWN THIS NAME in case you need to go back or something goes terribly wrong.

Right cl... Read more

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Anybody know where I can get a driver for the audio on my old Asus P5L-MX Motherboard.

I have Googled all over the place but no luck.

I have a paid-for Driver Boost app that had updated all the drivers since I installed Windows 7 but even that can't find one for the Soundmax.

Went to both the Asus and Soundmax sites but for the love of me can't find one.

Ran the Windows Compatability Wizard that said the audio drivers would be fine when I upgraded from Vista to Seven!

Have lost the plot here so any help appreciated.


A:Soundmax Driver

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I have a Sony Vaio PCV-RZ32G. Belarc reports I have a Soundmax Integrated Digital Audio card onboard. It used to work fine until I had to re-image the machine and reload all the drivers. Now I get a lot of buzzing and can't get the volume to come up very high. I've downloaded and installed the drivers from Sony's website for this workstation. Still won't work good. I'd like to get the onboard audio to work instead of buying a new audio card.

Anyone have any similar problems with Soundmax audio that they've been able to resolve?

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I'm using Windows 7 32bit version.. I've found all drivers except audio...

My Driver works, but there are lots of audio lags... sound is good and then suddenly it dissapears.. ;(
By the way, I'm using Asus p5B Deluxe Motherboard..

where, how can I find it, ppl?
thanks before :*

A:SoundMax Drivers

Sorry for double post, but i write this in other thread too and it fit also there:
I think I have probably the same problem (chip AD1988 or 1888 I always don't remember). I have distort only in mp3 or some games/ movies. But i find some strange thing when I change in AIMP -> Equalizer -> REVERB to max: MP3 files are playing mostly ok! I installed/uninstalled all of available drivers: Microsoft when install Win 7(recognize Standart High Definition Audio?), Soundmax from ASUS site (mobo A5B - XP, VISTA 32), beta drivers to win 7 and always have that ****ty distort. Please check with Aimp re-verb maybe it is the same problem, and the solution isn't in drivers but in right codecs...

I'm afraid maybe my card is broken - but if there are other person maybe not

Of course i have Win 7 RC7100 (32 - bit).

I must also check the network on board card because - I don't have this problem from beginning - i think maybe when my network card where updated by windows update.. Do you use your on-board network card? (Card have 1 issue on this new drivers:/ it boot my computer when router connect to ISP(1 time per day) - even when I off option "This device can turn on your PC"(or something)) .

Sorry for my English

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Pc Spec: Win2k Service Pk4, Office 2k, HPVectra xe310

Some time ago I deleted SoundMax in error from Control Panel-Add/Remove Programs. Since then I get no sound through my headphones.

I downloaded and installed the drivers from the HP site, nothing, tried other similar SoundMax drivers and nothing happens neither does it show up in Control panel under installed programs.
There is no other sound card installed, the volume controls are not muted either.
Can anyone help?

A:How Do I Restore SoundMax?

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I recently, well, it's been about a 6 months now since i've downloaded this Soundmax Driver. My original Legacy Driver somehow disappeared- probably from me screwing with the drivers- Anyway, i now have this Soundmax driver and i can't for the life of me get rid of it. I've tried just about everything. I have a older Dell PC (2001) using Windows XP Service pk 3. Did all the Maleware, antivirus, adware scans i could find and yes, that did rid me of some junk, but the Driver will not go away. When i go into remove it through the Control Panel it lets me do it, BUT, when i restart the PC, it re-installs itself.

I found this from '' and it sounds like they have a grasp on the problem, except of course, they want to charge me for it. I was hoping not to pay the 39 clams that they want to charge. Please help if you can. Thank-you. Matt

From Security Stronghold:
soundmax virus intrusion method
soundmax virus copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is *.*. Then it creates new startup key with name soundmax virus and value *.*. You can also find it in your processes list with name *.* or soundmax virus.

A:SoundMax Driver

Please run and updated Malwarebytes Use full scan mode

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Pc Spec: Win2k Service Pk4, Office 2k, HPVectra xe310

Some time ago I deleted SoundMax in error from Control Panel-Add/Remove Programs. Since then I get no sound through my headphones.

I downloaded and installed the drivers from the HP site, nothing, tried other similar SoundMax drivers and nothing happens neither does it show up in Control panel under installed programs.
There is no other sound card installed, the volume controls are not muted either.
Can anyone help?

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My laptop is a Compaq pressario 700 with soundMAX sound onboard, but when i play DVD's the sound is jumpy, could it be drivers? or software? i use Intervideo WinDVD.

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hi peeps im new here so go easy.

i have just brought a new M/B and cpu

asus M2N-SLI Deluxe with a AMD Athlon X2 6000 cpu

my M/B came with drivers for vista x64 but does not work very well, i can't adujust the settings for audio like i can in xp 64.

the sound card is built in M/B and is SOUNDMAX ADI AD1988B 8-channel.

is there a compatable driver for this as i want the jack sensing and adjustments.

thanks for your help craig

A:no driver for soundmax x64

Hi! I've installed Home Premium x64 just yesterday and I needed the same driver.
After a few incorrect downloads and frustrated bad installations I've found the following driver:

If you try to install it by running AsusSetup.exe, you'll get an error message telling that your hardware is not connected or something like that.
But you still can install it by the old ways, directly on Device Manager, telling Windows where you have uncompressed it.

It rocks! See the screenshot below:

There is a new function named Sonic Focus. Man, what an amazing boost it gives for your high and low frequencies. My Edifier e3100 never sounded better!! Games, movies, music, incredible crystal clear sound.

I only have stereo (2.0), but the settings up to 7.1 are there as well.

Sorry for my english. I'm Brazilian
Good luck! enjoy it!

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Whenever I try installing SoundMax on my comp, directly downloaded from the Dell website, it gives me the following Error Message EVERY TIME and rebooting changes NOTHING:

''driver not found! reboot system and rerun this installation''

I NEED my sound back as soon as possible, cheers to whomever helps.


A:SoundMax won't install

You probably don't have a Soundmax audio device. It may be AC 97, Creative or something else. What is the Dell's model and service tag number?

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Hey guys,

I installed my Audigy 2 zs and disabled my mobo sound card but in the "add and remove programs" SoundMax it's still listed in there.

It's file size is blank and when I click "change/remove" it does nothing.

Thanks for the help.

A:How do I delete SoundMax?


It sounds like it's actually gone, but the uninstall program failed to remove the entry from the ADD/Remove index.

Look through your folder lists with Windows Explorer and see if there is a Folder related to SoundMax. If you find it, delete it.

One of the "Power Toys" downloads...appropriate for your Op/Sys, will remove the entry from Add/Remove Programs for you.

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I recently installed windows 7 with my dc7100sff

But as it seems I can't find any soundmax drivers for it

Windows 7 automatically detected it and installed some drivers, But of course this did not work

I've tried most soundmax audio solutions for windows 7 but it still does not work

Is there any solution or do I have to wait?

A:Soundmax with windows 7

Quote: Originally Posted by Tani

I recently installed windows 7 with my dc7100sff

But as it seems I can't find any soundmax drivers for it

Windows 7 automatically detected it and installed some drivers, But of course this did not work

I've tried most soundmax audio solutions for windows 7 but it still does not work

Is there any solution or do I have to wait?

Hi and welcome to sevenforums

You can also use vista drivers. You just need to install them in compatibilty mode. tell us what model you have and if you are 32bit or 64 and we will see if we cant find you one.

Ken J

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