|This thread captures the frustrations of many of us with disappearing Soundmax functionality: http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...|
I've had the "no sound" issue crop up several times on my older Dell, even though its driver has been installed and the device enabled. The best solution for me was Dmitri's toward the end of the thread: disable the Modem Audio device. This allowed Soundmax to control audio playback immediately, without restarting. Apparently the modem was competing for control of audio playback.