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need drivers for Soundmax Integrated Digital HD audio (used by HP nc8430)

    Question

  • Anyone have any usable drivers for Vista Beta and Soundmax Integrated Digital HD audio (used by HP nc8430)?

     

    Any help appreciated...

     

    Gene Milburn, MCP

    Friday, November 24, 2006 10:23 PM

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  • Any help appreciated here, too. I own an HP Compaq nc6320.

    George J.

    Sunday, November 26, 2006 10:54 AM
  • Use the same driver as for WinXP

    I am using the one from NC6400

    JPhi

    Friday, December 15, 2006 10:05 AM
  • I am also having the same problem. I have an IBM Think Center and the only device appearing in device manager is the High Definition Audio Device. I have another PC which has also been upgraded and the sound driver is working. It is using a SoundMax Integrated Digital HD Audio. Both PCs are the same make and model.
    Wednesday, December 20, 2006 9:37 AM
  • i have hp nx7400 and xp drivers dosen't work!
    Monday, December 25, 2006 10:13 AM
  • I have a way around this, download the hp softpac number SP32593, for the nx7400 anyway. download the softpac and run it, and then close it down when it errors on you.

    go in to the device manager
    01. start menu
    02. right click on "Computer"
    03. click on manage
    04. user account control opens up, click OK
    05. left hand pane of the "computer management" console
    06. double click on the "Sound, Video and games controllers" bit
    07. right click on the HDAudio blah blah  blah bit
    08. click ont he update driver software
    09. click browse my computer for software
    10. click broswe
    11. navigate to the area that the softpac was
    unpacked to ...normally C:\SWSetup\SP32593

    within that go to the SMAXWDM folder and then the w2k and xp folder and click ok, paths should look something oike this "C:\SWSetup\SP32593\SMAXWDM\W2K_XP"

    click on next...bobs your uncle and it should install it...well worked for me a few mins ago, hope this helps any one with problems, mail me @ adam_way@msn.com if u need more help, i will always try.

    Many thanks

    Adam
    Wednesday, December 27, 2006 12:59 AM
  •  adamway wrote:
    I have a way around this, download the hp softpac number SP32593, for the nx7400 anyway. download the softpac and run it, and then close it down when it errors on you.

    go in to the device manager
    01. start menu
    02. right click on "Computer"
    03. click on manage
    04. user account control opens up, click OK
    05. left hand pane of the "computer management" console
    06. double click on the "Sound, Video and games controllers" bit
    07. right click on the HDAudio blah blah  blah bit
    08. click ont he update driver software
    09. click browse my computer for software
    10. click broswe
    11. navigate to the area that the softpac was
    unpacked to ...normally C:\SWSetup\SP32593

    within that go to the SMAXWDM folder and then the w2k and xp folder and click ok, paths should look something oike this "C:\SWSetup\SP32593\SMAXWDM\W2K_XP"

    click on next...bobs your uncle and it should install it...well worked for me a few mins ago, hope this helps any one with problems, mail me @ adam_way@msn.com if u need more help, i will always try.

    Many thanks

    Adam
    Thursday, December 28, 2006 3:50 PM
  • VERY GOOD!

    I have a same problem and now solved ! Big Adamway!

    Saturday, January 06, 2007 2:24 PM
  • Thank you very much!

    This solution also worked perfect for my Lenovo notebook.

    Here is an udpated link to the latest driver download at HP:

    http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=dk&prodTypeId=321957&prodSeriesId=1847094&prodNameId=1847095&swEnvOID=2096&swLang=6&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=ob-46012-1

    Though it's a Vista driver I still needed to use your solution...

    Thanks again.

    /Stendal
    www.ecreo.dk

    Friday, January 12, 2007 12:06 PM
  • I just tried this HP driver and it said it could not install on my operating system. I have a lenovo as well, did you install the Vista or XP driver to get the sound to work on yours?

    - Chris

    Tuesday, February 13, 2007 6:47 AM
  • SoundMAX Integrated Digital HD Audio sound card – 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 12:11 PM
  • I have a Thinkpad T61 with windows XP.

    After I installed a certain sp3 update whose notice I should have probably paid more attention to, my sound stopped working.

    I went to add/remove programs under control panel and click on the uninstall for the  SoundMax thing.

    Instead of uninstalling, I chose the option to reinstall.

    I restarted after the reinstall and WOOAAAALAAA...nothing like sound after days of silence.
    Tuesday, October 21, 2008 8:49 AM
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    Some body can help...Im using IBM ThinkPad. After my recovery to factory setting my audio are not working. I check all the device in Audio max they are all there and not missing.

     

    Friday, November 21, 2008 10:32 PM
  • Same situation with me.  Thinkpad T61, but I have the "p" model.  Took your advice and used "add/remove programs", but selected change instead of uninstall, then was presented with the reinstall option in the SoundMAX installshield applet.  This seemed to work, but the installshield applet won't close... Interesting.

    Also, once I killed the SoundMAX installshield program, the Add/Remove applet was still running, and when I attempted to close it, it would not close.  It appears to be a zombie-like process...can't minimize or maximize, can't move it, can't close it.  Since I'm not sure what the process name is for the Add/Remove applet, I can't end its process.


    • Edited by mp112849 Tuesday, December 23, 2008 12:50 PM additional comments by author
    Tuesday, December 23, 2008 12:39 PM