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SoundMax device Not Working!

by avi142 / March 26, 2007 2:39 AM PDT

i have the ibm T30, with the soundmax sound device built-in.
i recently installed a new HD with a new winxp sp1, updated to sp2 and all other updates.
installed the soundmax audio driver from, and the sound stopped working! i see in device manager that its installed and working properly. but windows media player says no sound device or no active mixer installed. in the bios its enabled. in system information the status of the sound is "ok".
in the event viewer i see this error: Redbook could not open the MIXER device. It may not exist, be in use, or there may be other audio problems. Redbook requires both a WDM audio driver and kernel streaming to be enabled. The audio device may have changed in an unsafe manner, been removed, or have other problems."
i tried reinstalling the driver of soundmax, i tried fixing registry, i tried microsoft discussion forums, google newsgroups, every search on the web, still didnt find what helps me.
please anyone ???

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In XP we have driver rollback.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 26, 2007 2:55 AM PDT

Roll it back to what worked.


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i tried rolling back
by avi142 / March 26, 2007 3:44 AM PDT

it rolls back to AC 97 sound driver, which worked in the past,
but now it doesnt work!
i tried removing it permenantly and letting windows find it and install it, which did, but the sound still has the same problem!


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Then we have to starrt over and ...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 26, 2007 4:19 AM PDT
In reply to: i tried rolling back

Don't do what broke it this time.


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what do you mean start over?
by avi142 / March 26, 2007 6:08 AM PDT

do you mean reinstalling windows ??
its frustrating :S, with all the apps i install for my work and study.

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