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Windows 7: No drivers for SoundMax AD1888.

28 Dec 2008   #1
gabrielteixeira

Windows 7 Build 6801 64 bit / Xubuntu Linux 8.04 LTS
 
 
No drivers for SoundMax AD1888.

Hi everyone

I've been trying for a long time to install the drivers for the sound of my ASUS P5VD1-X, that uses the SoundMax AD1888 chipset with no success. I found many solutions for Windows Vista in the web, but no one worked for me. I'm using the build 6801 64 bit. BTW, the Asus site doesn't provides the drivers for Vista, only for XP, 32 or 64 bit. If anyone knows a hack to install XP drivers in the W7 64 bit I would be very glad to know.

Thanks in advance
Gabriel


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28 Dec 2008   #2
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

you cannot use the MS regular drivers??
that is the most ideal in these kinds of situations....
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29 Dec 2008   #3
gabrielteixeira

Windows 7 Build 6801 64 bit / Xubuntu Linux 8.04 LTS
 
 

Unfortunately it didn't work, that's why I'm looking for the drivers.
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29 Dec 2008   #4
echrada

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Have you read this post?

soundmax ad1888 drivers? - Vista Forums
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29 Dec 2008   #5
gabrielteixeira

Windows 7 Build 6801 64 bit / Xubuntu Linux 8.04 LTS
 
 

Yes, I read it and also didn´t work. Actually, the solution found by the user of that forum was purchase another sound card, and I´m not going to do this. I also tried the RealTek AC´97 driver but it only says "Windows x64 driver ( rtkvac64.sys ) not found". I think that most of these problems are related to the (very poor) x64 support of the sound chipset manufacturer. Next time I´ll be more carefull to select a better supported motherboard. This PC will be only for the Linux now (or the old x86 OS´s).
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29 Dec 2008   #6
gabrielteixeira

Windows 7 Build 6801 64 bit / Xubuntu Linux 8.04 LTS
 
 

Yes, I did it!

Well, after some work and lucky I got the sound working. I got the driver from here but this driver didn´t worked in the first time I installed it. In the second attempt it did work. What changed from the first to the second is because I installed the RealTek AC´97 drivers before and I launched the setup.exe in the compatibility mode with Windows XP. Anyway, this driver may break the boot-up, so I have boot in safety mode and remove it. That is annoying, but the sound working after almost 20 days of silence is good enought to me.
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29 Dec 2008   #7
NormCameron

Vista X32. Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gabrielteixeira View Post
Yes, I did it!

Well, after some work and lucky I got the sound working. I got the driver from here but this driver didn´t worked in the first time I installed it. In the second attempt it did work. What changed from the first to the second is because I installed the RealTek AC´97 drivers before and I launched the setup.exe in the compatibility mode with Windows XP. Anyway, this driver may break the boot-up, so I have boot in safety mode and remove it. That is annoying, but the sound working after almost 20 days of silence is good enought to me.

Great and thanks for posting back with how you did it too. This is the info people need.

Norm
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30 Dec 2008   #8
gabrielteixeira

Windows 7 Build 6801 64 bit / Xubuntu Linux 8.04 LTS
 
 

Append to my last post.

When I boot up with this sound driver installed, I get a black screen, just after inserting the password and logging in. The solution was restart to the safety mode, remove the driver, boot up again and install back the driver. I know, that was annoying until today when I found that, when you get the black screen after the login, if you click around in the dark, it will show up a error message box (I can´t remember the message in it, I think it was something like "DSound UP not succeeded" or something like that). Click OK in the Message Box and the boot will resume normally. BTW, this error looks very bad since I can play Need for Speed Underground and music in the Windows Media Player normally, but the Flight Simulator X will be quiet . I still think that this driver is too buggy to be used in Windows 7, but it looks the best option to get, at least, some whispering from the PC. If anyone has a better solution, plz, tell me.
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06 Jan 2009   #9
Noel

windows 7
 
 

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 - 5.12.01.5290. I just replaced one file (smwdm.sys) from Asus Win XP driver pack for this card (5.12.01.3665) and rebooted the system. So I have sound now.
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11 Jan 2009   #10
kinaton

windows 7
 
 

I have tried all the suggestions here, and can't get sound on my machine at all... anyone have a working set of drivers please.

XP Drivers work in xp and vista.. but not windows 7 (Worse OS yet....)

Motherboard is asus k8v-mx
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