|(Disregard the computer, it wouldn't accept Compaq Presario 1200Z, and reverted to an older one)|
I'm trying to fix up an old Presario 1200Z (or 1201Z).
Its got what seems to be a SoundMax Integrated Digital sound card. I went to Compaq's site and grabbed some "ADI" drivers for 2000. And amazingly it worked. But then I started going for a few other things to help (Office, Firefox, ect). I had been trying to get the Synaptec touchpad drivers up, as the touchpad chip contained a -/+ button, which I guessed was for volume. So, during startup after installing the touchpad drivers, I swapped over to an alternate account, which while being a power user, asked for an administrator to install new hardware. So I went back to administrator, and notice that my sound is gone. The speaker is in the bar, and all looks well on the Device Manager...but I get no sound.
I've updated the drivers twice, and reinstalled the driver package twice, but I get no response. And I NEED the sound...not necessarily the headphone port, but at least the internal speaks.
Just a bit too reto