No drivers for SoundMax AD1888.

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  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 beta and XP SP2
       #21

    gxdata said:
    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 5.12.01.3665 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 5.12.01.3665 - 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.
    Hello!

    I followed your instructions and in fact the soundmax icon is already present in the taskbar tray. However, there is still no sound. My motherboard is P5PE-VM.

    Any suggestions on how to address this?

    Thanks.
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  2. Posts : 1
    window 7 build 7000
       #22

    Hello!
    I've tried many ways but I still have no sound too. My OS is win 7 build 7000.
    my motherboard: P5PE-VM
    any help?
    (my E is very poor)
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  3. Posts : 34
    Windows 7 Build 7600 Professional x86
       #23

    i have also Soundmax Drivers running in all Win 7 Versions:

    i inserted the CD, set the Compatibility Mode to Windows XP SP3, and installed the Drivers without any Problems ....

    abload.de - Bilderupload
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  4. Posts : 1
    WINDOWS 7
       #24

    i have K8VMX motherboard...
    soundmax gets installed ( windows xp compatibility), the icon shows up in taskbar...but no sound...

    dont know whats going wrong..
    anyone has got any suggestions or alternative hacks ?

    also can someone upload the "smwdm.sys file" from the earlier version of driver...am not able to find that file....so have not been able to try that workaround...

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  5. Posts : 34
    Windows 7 Build 7600 Professional x86
       #25
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  6. Posts : 6
    windows 7 7022 x86, windows 7 7000 x64, ubuntu, kubuntu, os x
       #26

    Still having problems


    I am running win7 7022 x86 with asus k8v se deluxe mobo.

    I tried those steps and I get the "driver not found! reboot you system......" error. Any ideas? I don't see a work around for that part of the issue. Im willing to switch to a different build if I need to.


    The only difference in my settings and the tutorial is that im using windows xp sp2 compatibility, SP3 doesn't exist.
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  7. Posts : 3
    win 7
       #27

    thanks I will try my luck.
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  8. Posts : 3
    win 7
       #28

    sick soundmax team not written vista drivers!


    dear friends! same is the case with chubs914. 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 5.12.01.3665 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 5.12.01.3665 - 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.
    Hello!

    I followed your instructions and in fact the soundmax icon is already present in the taskbar tray. However, there is still no sound. My motherboard is P5PE-VM.

    Any suggestions on how to address this?

    Thanks.
      My Computer


  9. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 RC
       #29

    Sound Max Driver for Windows 7 on Asus Motherboard


    I have an Asus A8S-X motherboard which has an onboard SoundMax sound chip

    After reading suggestions that we should run in Windows XP compatible mode here is how I've gone about installing sound on Windows 7:

    Insert the Driver CD which came with your Motherboard
    Navigate to the Drivers Directory > select Audio > Select the AsusSetup.exe program; Right Click on the Program > Navigate to the Properties > looking for the Menu Bar "Compatibility" and Tick "Run this program in compatibility mode for: "Windows XP (Service Pack 3) Click OK.
    After doing so Click on the AsusSetup to run it

    That should do it, just sit back and wait for the Sound Icon to appear on the Menu Bar

    No need to restart Windows
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  10. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 RC
       #30

    You should already have sound, check you speakers or headphone connections from Front or or Rear connections. If you have your Windows XP (I installed Win & in a separate HD) go back to it and see if you still have sound
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