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Old August 5, 2008, 11:00 AM
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Unhappy SoundMAX Audio screwed up

So my computer randomly crashed, And when it rebooted, soundMAX audio said that my hardware configuration changed (which it didn't) and that it needed to reinstall. I tried reinstalling it but got "Unable to compare versions: Aborting" I tried unistalling it but it said "This Operating System is not supported by this software"

I have a week old ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe that I can't return because I somehow scratched the serial sticker and now it looks like it could have been tampered with.

What can I do :help:
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Old August 5, 2008, 06:40 PM
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Should this be in troubleshooting?
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Old August 5, 2008, 06:45 PM
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Probably, but have you tried clearing CMOS?
Also try deleting device from Control Panel>System>Device Manager to force a re-install after reboot.

Those are what I would try, anyway. And if you are OC'ing, put back to stock first.
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Old August 6, 2008, 01:47 PM
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Check for Bios updates also. This is just a example of why most of us don;t bother with onboards. The ebst advice would be to disable it and get a quality add-in soundcard.
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Old August 6, 2008, 09:30 PM
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I downloaded the newest audio drivers but the same install error showed up.

I am beginning to really want a sound card now but I need to stop spending and save money for school and I can't really find any cheap soundcards.
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Old August 7, 2008, 07:52 AM
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Actually, soundcard are very cheap when compared to GFX cards. JUst put a bit of money aside and buy one it will last you a very long time in coparison to other components.
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Old August 7, 2008, 10:56 PM
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well this was just the first snowball of an avalance as right now I'm looking at the vista repair screen asking me if I want to send information because the startup repair tool can't fix whatever the problem is.
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Old August 8, 2008, 08:58 AM
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Sorry to hear that. Good luck with the troubles...
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