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

By Jake360
May 12, 2007
  1. 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!
  2. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    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).
  3. Jake360

    Jake360 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ive done pretty much what you said but the first part i didnt get so i made the file in 'My Documents' and name it as you said (XXXDrivers) i then downloaded the file in XXXDrivers and unpacked them there to.

    But when you say uninstall the old drivers do you mean unistall Multimedia Audio Controller or what? Cause im confused there.




    What i done:

    1. Created a folder called XXXDrivers
    2. And placed this folder in 'My Documents'
    3. I then downloaded the Driver i needed
    4. I then saved it to XXXDrivers
    5. I then unpacked it in XXXDrivers
    6. I than ran the setup
    7. AND IT WORKED!!!

    I dunno why it worked and i dunno why it worked but it did :) THANX AGAIN CCT
  4. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    From an earlier post to save me retyping:

    "luvhuffer08-20-2006, 10:00 AM
    OK Which Sound Max drivers did you install? Were they the AUD_ALL32_5.12.1.5240_PV2.EXE Ver:
    Date:4/13/2005? And do you see any sound drivers listed in add/remove programs? From Intels web site;

    Removal of Analog Devices SoundMAX Audio Driver

    1. From the task bar, click on Start -> Settings -> Control Panel,
    or for Windows XP click on Start -> My Computer -> System Tasks.

    2. Double-click on the Add/Remove programs icon.

    3. Double-click on SoundMAX Install.

    4. If the installation media is present, a dialog will appear.
    Select Remove and press Next.

    5. Reboot the system to fully uninstall the drivers.

    Installation or Update of Analog Devices SoundMAX 4.0

    1. From the task bar, click on Start -> Run.

    2. In the Run dialog box, type X:\path\setup, where X:\path is the
    full path to the root of the installation media.

    3. When upgrading or reinstalling, a dialog will appear. Select
    Reinstall and press Next.

    4. Click on the OK button or press the ENTER key.

    5. Click on the Next and OK prompts as they appear.
    "Hardware Installation" dialog box may appear in the case of
    unsigned driver releases when the valid driver security catalog
    file is not included in the install set. The dialog box is warning
    that SoundMAX software has not passed Windows Logo testing.
    Press "Continue Anyway" to install unsigned driver.

    6. Reboot the system to complete the installation.

    That's what Intel says. If it was me I'd first uninstall the program then before rebooting, go to the device manager and click on Sound Video Game Controllers. Double click on SoundMax AC97 audio and go to the driver tab. Click the uninstall button. Say yes to any are you sure? messages. Then reboot and follow the instructions above, or else just click on the executable icon and let them install automatically If it doesn't say SoundMAX AC97 audio in device manager, what does it say?"
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