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Windows 7: No drivers for SoundMax AD1888.

11 Jan 2009   #11

Windows 7 Build 6801 64 bit / Xubuntu Linux 8.04 LTS

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kinaton View Post
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
Do you get a error message when installing the driver or the driver installs without problems but you don't get the sound? Are you using the Windows 7 x64?

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11 Jan 2009   #12

windows 7

Nope no error on install...

Do get "no IDC audio codec" or something along those lines.. can't remember...
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11 Jan 2009   #13

Windows 7 Build 6801 64 bit / Xubuntu Linux 8.04 LTS

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kinaton View Post
Nope no error on install...

Do get "no IDC audio codec" or something along those lines.. can't remember...
I'll be honest, the way I installed the driver on my machine (it is x64, I don't know your system yet), it doesn't work flawless at all. Flight Simulator X still have no sound and I noticed that GTA3 mutes and becomes very slow after some 1 or 2 hours of game play. Only Need for Speed Underground and the Windows Media Player have being playing correctly by now. May be this problem is affecting more you, and I don't know the extent yet. Also I don't know your build. Mine is 6801.
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01 Feb 2009   #14

windows 7 build 7000
soundmax audio no sound

hi,iv got the same problem as Noel
i have a motherboard asus p4p800sx
windows 7 installed and updated the driver but there's no sound
am using soundmax integrated digital audio
when i test the tone,it says theres no sound
Plz help me
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01 Feb 2009   #15

Windows 7 Build 6801 64 bit / Xubuntu Linux 8.04 LTS

What's your build and system (x64 or x86)?
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02 Feb 2009   #16

Win7 Beta
Soundmax works on Asus P4P800-SX

After seeing the hint in this thread, I tried every (32-bit) driver for SoundMax with my Asus computer (Asus P4P800-SX m/b, on which I can run Soundmax with Windows XP SP3 32-bit boot).

Under Win7 32-bit, I found the trick was to do this:
  1. Remove all previous sound drivers (I had tried Realtech, other AC97, several SoundMax versions). Reboot.
  2. Go to Windows Update, and disable automatic download and install (otherwise, your work may be undone by an automatic Windows Update of the carefully-installed driver).
  3. Go to Asus website, search for the motherboard and download the SoundMax drivers for Windows XP - for me, the one originally used was version - don't use anything more recent.
  4. Unpack the ZIP file, find the setup.exe, right-click and go to Properties and mark it as Window XP compatible. Then run the executable, reboot, etc.
Prior to doing all this, I had simply copied the smwdm.sys file (565Kb) into c:\windows\system32\drivers\ (overwriting whatever was there) and rebooted - but it didn't work for me.

Sound seems OK, so far - though on first run of SoundMax (UI) I did get a message about a missing codec. I haven't resolved that, but haven't seen that message for a while.
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02 Feb 2009   #17

windows 7 and windows xp

i was just about to give up on windows seven due to not being able to get sound to work, but your method of changing the setup file to compatability mode works a treat! got sound fine now!

Asus vintage AE1 Barebones
Athlon 64 3000+
2GB Ram
80GB sata harddrive
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04 Feb 2009   #18

Windows 7 Beta

I have a Fujitsu Siemens motherboard with Soundmax AD 1888 audio on it and I am unable to find a working driver for it. I tried all suggested solutions above but none of them worked for me. I used, started setup in XP compatibility mode, seemed quite OK, but then I got the message "Driver not found ! Reboot your system and run this setup again !" I tried 3 times, maybe that was not enough.
Any new idea ? Thanks
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06 Feb 2009   #19

Windows Seven
i had the same problem...

i install the drive using compatible win xp but when finish it said.
"Drive not Found try to restart and install again"...
i will try others drives.
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08 Feb 2009   #20

windows 7
Is working now

Thank Noel, I have the asus P5p800 and the sound didn´t work, but I do your procedure, copy the old file, and work, everything is workning now

Thank again, because I lost so many time looking for the driver for AD188 for win7

PD, sorry for my English is so bad
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