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# 31204 8-Mar-2009 21:24
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Hi All,

I have Vista 32 Bit with Soundmax installed and occasionally the machine has no sound after resuming from S3 sleep. The only way I can resilve this is to reboot.

I have seen forums talking about a red X on the volume icon where the user can then un-mute the PC, however this does not happen on my PC.

I have had Vista Home Premium on my PC for 6 months now with SP1.

Any help or ideas appreciated, including any advise on appropriate drivers as I'm struggling to find any.



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  # 201752 17-Mar-2009 21:38
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Thanks for the note. Yep, have done that and I have the most up to date drivers.

Worked out how to get sound without re-booting the PC by disabling and re-enabling the driver, so the driver sounds like the issue.

Maybe I just need to uninstall and reinstall it?




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  # 201870 18-Mar-2009 10:15
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You could also try going back to the in-box, High Definition Audio Device, class drivers. They should work with most sound devices and are very reliable.

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  # 205448 5-Apr-2009 20:52
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I'm still having problems with this issue and tonight I could not even get sound by disabling / enabling the device. It only happens after S3 resume on Vista 32 Bit. I still have not tried uninstalling and re-instaling the drivers.

I'm not used to stuffing around with things like this. Can I please have confirmation from someone that it's as simply as uninstalling in the properties section and reinstalling again by downloading from the Soundmax site.

Oh, I have actually had a number of S3 resume issues after executing some Windows updates. Is it common to have to uninstall and re-install programs to fix issues after this?

Any other advice appreciated.



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  # 205459 5-Apr-2009 23:02
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gperkinson: Any other advice appreciated.

I had a very similar problem to this with an ASUS mobo under Windows XP.  The on-board sound would not work after Resuming from Standby, and sometimes it would just stop working completely at random times, usually after several hours continual use.

In the end, after trying countless driver re-installs, registry hacks and you name it, I disabled the on-board sound hardware via BIOS setup, and installed my old Creative Labs SoundBlaster Live card.  Problem solved.

I have also encountered this issue with other Taiwanese mobos such as Abit.  Basically, the on-board sound hardware is junk on many of these.

Now I am running a genuine Intel mobo, and never had a problem with its on-board sound hardware.

Probably not what you wanted to hear, but I doubt that re-installing drivers will fix your problem Yell

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