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  • Question

  • Hello,

    I have a brand new ASUS V1J Notebook (2 GB RAM) and "Windows Vista Capable".

    Installation went nice, 3 drivers are still not recognised (but that is ok).

    Sound is recognized, but does not work (Now Windows High Def. Audio Driver 6.0.5600.16384).
    Sound appears to work, but nothing comes out. After that I installed the SoundMax
    driver from Windows XP in the compatible mode ... it worked 1 night. After booting on the next day and automatic updates ... no sound anymore .Deinstalling etc no chance. I can not get it to work again.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks

    Carsten

    Friday, September 22, 2006 4:29 PM

Answers

  • ... after installing VISTA RC1 Build 5728 the Soundmax works ...!
    Wednesday, September 27, 2006 6:36 AM
  • ... after installing Vista RC1 Build 5728 the Soundmax is recognized and works ...!

     

    Wednesday, September 27, 2006 6:37 AM
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    ... with the final Version of VISTA it also did not work.

    I tried various drivers from Soudmax, but no luck.

    After 8 hours testing or so I found a driver at the ASUS Notebook site, but the driver was not listed under ASUS V1J but ASUS V1P. This driver ist working. On my older PC no problem at all with any driver (Siemens Fujitsu P4 3,6GHz, 1,5GB RAM).

     

    Sunday, February 18, 2007 3:16 PM

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  • ... after installing VISTA RC1 Build 5728 the Soundmax works ...!
    Wednesday, September 27, 2006 6:36 AM
  • ... after installing Vista RC1 Build 5728 the Soundmax is recognized and works ...!

     

    Wednesday, September 27, 2006 6:37 AM
  • SoundMAX Integrated Digital HD Audio – Here is a Vista Upgrade Fix that worked for me !!!

     

    I too had the NO SOUND issue and it was driving me crazy . I read several post here about the sound problem. I too had a red X by my speaker icon and no sound. I downloaded the driver several times for SoundMAX Integrated Digital HD Audio. It did no good; my system would not recognize the driver. The error message from the red X continued to say I had no Audio device loaded. Rrrrrrrrr!

     

    I called HP support. After an hour and a half and three Indian foreign specialist, I was told that they knew of the problem and it was a Microsoft support issue, not their HP machine.  They stated that there was not yet a driver out for Vista. Go figure huh? You gotta love those Indian guys.     “tank you vedy much”.

     

    I went to the driver section so I could look at the list to draw from. I chose the “Browse for driver software on your computer”. When I went to that screen, instead of hitting the browse button I chose the option below called “Let me pick from a list of device drivers”. When I was brought to the next screen there were two drivers to choose from. I saw my driver and tried that one. Rats, it still did not solve the problem. I repeated the steps above and chose the other driver instead, I chose the

    ‘High Definition Audio device”.  I got a warning that it was not a correct copy and it might cause instability I figured this was the driver for the HDTV devise but I chose it anyway. The red x went away from my speaker icon which was progress but still no sound.

     

    I then repeated the steps aboveproceeded to  RE-LOADED my SoundMAX Integrated Digital HD Audio driver. The system told me to reboot. I did… and gentlemen, I had sound. My music never sounded so good.

     

    I believe the problem is that if your system thinks you have the correct driver, it does not reload it. But by changing drivers then going back to the original driver, it forced the system to re-load it. Who knows, after all, I am not a certified geek (Just a closet geek).

     

    Your mileage may vary.

     

    Tim

    Sunday, February 18, 2007 12:16 PM
  • I also had problems with the SoundMax drivers after upgrading to Vista on my ASUS motherboard. ASUS released audio drivers that are specific to my motherboard (P5VDC-X), for Vista, and those are the only drivers that worked. I didn't need to change the driver manually in the device manager (although that would have probably worked too), since ASUS provided an installer for the audio drivers.

    Although it was a pain to find, those drivers ended up working, at least for my two front speakers (I still don't have 5.1 surround sound, but I'll figure it out); my recommendation: go to the ASUS website (http://asususa.com) and check to see if they have released SoundMax drivers for your laptop/PC/motherboard. You can also try posting on their forum or even contacting their support, but be prepared for a response for Taiwan.

    --Patrick
    http://inmyholyopinion.com
    Sunday, February 18, 2007 12:47 PM
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    ... with the final Version of VISTA it also did not work.

    I tried various drivers from Soudmax, but no luck.

    After 8 hours testing or so I found a driver at the ASUS Notebook site, but the driver was not listed under ASUS V1J but ASUS V1P. This driver ist working. On my older PC no problem at all with any driver (Siemens Fujitsu P4 3,6GHz, 1,5GB RAM).

     

    Sunday, February 18, 2007 3:16 PM
  • Yeah, after I found the specific driver that I needed on the ASUS web site, I got my audio to work as well (except for surround).
    Sunday, February 18, 2007 3:50 PM
  • I just finished upgrading my XP Pro system to Vista Home Premium.  Vista's Device Manager lists my sound driver as 'High Definition Audio Device,'; and sound seems to be working (L/R speakers, nothing fancy).

    I then went to the Asus web site and downloaded the SoundMAX driver claimed by Asus to work on Vista.  When I attempted to install the driver, the installer popped up an error message stating that it did not support the operating system 'WNT_6.0H_MCE'.

    I then tried updating my existing sound driver, pointing to the folder containing my downloaded SoundMAX Vista 32-bit driver files.  The driver upgrade completed successfully.  After rebooting, I confirmed that my sound driver was now listed as 'SoundMAX Integrated Digital HD Audio,'  and reported to be working.  But that's the end of my success.  I no longer had any sound.

    After a couple of retries, I was able to finally uninstall the sound driver, after which Vista automatically reinstalled the 'High Definition Audio Device' driver, giving me sound again.

    Two questions:

    Any idea why the Vista SoundMAX driver provided on the Asus web site wouldn't install on the released version of Vista?  I think it has to do with the SoundMAX INF files not correctly listing the OS type (no 'WNT_6.0H_MCE = Vista32' entry).

    With the SoundMAX driver installed (and no sound), how can I troubleshoot my 'no sound' problem?

    Thanks.

    Monday, February 26, 2007 12:13 AM