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Can't Install Audio Driver (SoundMax) on T42

I've had this problem before and never came up with a solution:

 

http://www.pcreview.co.uk/forums/cant-install-soundmax-driver-thinkpad-t42-t2652683.html

 

I can't get audio working on my T42.  When I try to install the Lenovo driver I get the message: 

 

  Driver Not Found! Reboot your system, and run this setup again.

 

Does anyone know another source for a driver that will install?

 

Thank you for your help.

 

  - nello 

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Re: Can't Install Audio Driver (SoundMax) on T42

Here's your audio driver:

 

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-61604

 

After downloading it and running it, you must go into C>Drivers>Win>Audio and run the setup file from there.

 

Good luck.

Cheers,

George




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Re: Can't Install Audio Driver (SoundMax) on T42

George:

 

Thank you for replying and posting detailed instructions on how to install the SoundMax driver.

 

Unfortunately, this is exactly the driver that I downloaded and that gives me the error message:

 

  Driver Not Found!  Reboot your system, and run this setup again.

 

Of course, after rebooting I get the same error message.  


Do you have any other ideas?

 

Regarless, thank you again for replying.

 

  - nello

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Re: Can't Install Audio Driver (SoundMax) on T42

Interesting.

 

Could you boot from a Linux "live" CD and check whether you have sound there?

Cheers,

George




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Re: Can't Install Audio Driver (SoundMax) on T42

Hello,

 

Which operating system and service pack level is on the ThinkPad T42?

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

 



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Re: Can't Install Audio Driver (SoundMax) on T42

Aryeh:

 

Thank you for taking the time to read my post.

 

I using Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3.  I have downloaded and installed all critical and optional software and hardware updates identified by Windows System Update.

 

Please let me know if additional system configuration information would be helpful.

 

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Re: Can't Install Audio Driver (SoundMax) on T42

George:

Do you have any particular Linux Live CD in mind? I don't have one; I'll search for on on Google but if you have something particular in mind, please let me know.

Thank you.

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Re: Can't Install Audio Driver (SoundMax) on T42

I use Mint, and it should work "out of the box" on any T4x machine:

 

http://www.linuxmint.com/release.php?id=15

 

Burn it as an ISO file, and boot from it.

 

If there's no sound, you have a hardware problem.

 

If there is, there's a driver issue within XP.

 

Good luck.

Cheers,

George




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Re: Can't Install Audio Driver (SoundMax) on T42

George:

 

Looks like an intermittent hardware problem.

 

Neither Mint nor Ubuntu Linux see the sound card.  Also, Lenovo's ThinkVantage Toolbox can NOT see t he sound card.  

 

However, every once in a while, Device Manager pops up saying that it's found new hardware (SoundMax) and needs a driver for it.

 

So, I'm wondering if I need to reseat some connector or daughter-board.

 

Any clues how to do this on a T42?

 

Thanks for your help.

 

  - nello

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Re: Can't Install Audio Driver (SoundMax) on T42

I have the EXACT same problem.

 

I have been looking all over the intertubes and found no luck on how to fix this.

 

Any more ideas?