Uninstalled Soundmax drivers & now get an error message

By XxhvymtxX
Mar 5, 2005
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  1. sincmaster

    sincmaster Newcomer, in training

    same situation

    same situation here, but not like them, i don't accidentally uninstalled soundmax. i dont have soundmax yet. so i downloaded soundmax from net, then everytime i run the soundmax set up i downloaded , it says: "Driver not found!Reboot your system, and run this set up again.". i have reboot it many times but the same error message. i have followed the instruction (start>mycomputer>properties>hardware>device manager ........ ) but after I update driver, it automatically restarts. i tried it so many times, it always restarts. need help. please reply what to do. Thank you very much. god bless :wave:
  2. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,361   +167

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  3. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,361   +167

    Hi sincmaster :wave:
    Welcome to Techspot :grinthumb

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  4. lehapankov

    lehapankov Newcomer, in training

    Hi. Following these steps I am at "browse..." to select the driver file. I downloaded it as .exe file, but it is asking for .inf (setup information) and I can't switch it to .exe and it doesn't show any other files except .inf.
  5. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,361   +167

    Hi lehapankov :wave:

    As you've discovered, the Hardware Update Wizard can only be used to point to .inf files (.inf files are Windows driver installation files).

    But before looking at issues of your driver file (and explaining issues of difference between .exe and .inf files) .. could you please first indicate:
    >> Your make and model computer (and motherboard if you know it)
    >> What version of Windows do you have installed? and what Service Pack level?
    >> Could you also please provide a link to the driver .exe file you downloaded?
    and finally
    • First make sure all your 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
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