RE: No audio device after latest Widows Update
I think that I am several months down the road from when "JoeS" wrote about
having his onboard sound device disappear after that Windows Update. I am not
sure what happened to what appeared under the hardware tab for audio and
video devices. I found that when I clicked on the for the name of the audio
device that makes my speakers work, there was an exclamation point by that
and a message said that the it was not connected or it was corrupt. However,
the name of the hardware device disappeared completely. I cannot even find
that name when I click on the names of sound, video, audio devices in the
control panel. I have no sound and I don't know how to find the name of it,
either. It is something like Windows Straw?
> "JoeS." wrote:
> > After allowing an Automatic Windows XP update, my onboard sound devices
> > (SoundMax Digital Integrated Audio) disappeared. My motherboard is an ASUS
> > P4S800D-E Deluxe socket 478 board.
> > In device manager, the integrated sound card is there and "Working properly"
> > Selecting properties, then the properties tab, shows Audio devices, Midi
> > devices, and Mixer devices.
> > Each of these states "the driver is enabled but has not been started." I am
> > currently using SoundMAX Audio Driver version 5.12.01.3665, which is the
> > latest driver shown on the ASUS website. I have tried starting each device
> > under Component Services with no luck.. I have also tried doing a system
> > restore to the last known working setting and also no luck. Lastly I have
> > tried searching for and trying other drivers without any luck.