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.