Analog Devices Inc. SoundMAX(R) Windows(R) 98SE/2000/ME/XP WDM Driver INSTALLATION AND REMOVAL INSTRUCTIONS: Installation or Update of Analog Devices SoundMAX Audio Driver NOTE: Remove any previously installed driver using the instructions in the next section. 1. From the task bar, click on Start -> Run. 2. In the Run dialog box, type X:\path\setup, where X:\path is the full path to the root of the installation media. 3. When installing, "SoundMAX Install" dialog box appears. In the dialog box, press Next. When upgrading or reinstalling, "Setup Type" dialog box appears. In the dialog box, select "Reinstall or Upgrade" radio button, then press Next. 4. Click on the Next and OK prompts as they appear. 5. Reboot the system to complete the installation. Removal of Analog Devices SoundMAX Audio Driver 1. From the task bar, click on Start -> Settings -> Control Panel, or for Windows XP, click on Start -> My Computer -> System Tasks. 2. Double-click on the Add/Remove programs icon. 3. Double-click on SoundMAX Install. (A dialog box appears.) 4. Select Remove and then press Next. 5. Reboot the system to fully uninstall the drivers. TO INSTALL USING AN INF FILE: 1. Find the location of the following files: * smwdm.sys * smwdm.inf * smx.cat (for signed drivers) NOTE: These files are located in the Se (for Windows ME / Windows 98SE) or W2k (for Windows 2000 / Windows XP) subdirectory of the distribution media. 2. Open Control Panel using the Start Menu->Settings->Control Panel and double click the System icon. On Windows XP, open System Information using Start Menu->My Computer->View System Information. 3. Select Device Manager tab (on Windows 2000/ Windows XP, select the Hardware tab and click the Device Manager button). *For Windows XP a. If Multimedia device is "Intel(r) 82801 BA/BAM AC'97 Audio Controller" (default), remove device and rename corresponding inf file C:\WINDOWS\Inf\wdma_int.inf into C:\WINDOWS\Inf\wdma_int. b. Select "Scan For The Hardware Changes". c. In the "Add New Hardware Wizard" dialog box, select "Install from the list of specific locations" radio button and click Next. d. Select location of the driver files noted above and click Next to install driver. If Multimedia Audio Device is older version of SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio Device, follow driver update procedure described below for other operating systems. NOTE: Different actions are necessary depending on whether a Multimedia Sound Device is present. * If a Multimedia Sound Device is present (like "SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio" or an "AC'97" generic sound driver), complete the following steps. a. Double-click on the device. b. Select Driver tab. c. Click Update Driver. d. Select Search for a better driver. e. When prompted for a location, select a specific location and enter the one noted above. NOTE: If you are prompted to insert the Windows CD, insert the CD. If you are prompted to reboot, do so. * If a Multimedia Sound Device is NOT present, complete the following steps. a. Click refresh. NOTE: A multimedia device will be found. b. Select Search for a better driver. c. When prompted for a location, select a specific location and enter the one noted above. NOTE: If you are prompted to insert the Windows CD, insert the CD. If you are prompted to reboot, do so. TO UNINSTALL WHEN USING INF FILE: 1. Open System Properties using the Start Menu->Settings->Control Panel, or Start Menu->My Computer->View System Information for Windows XP. 2. Select Device Manager tab (on Windows 2000/Windows XP, select the Hardware tab, and click the Device Manager button). 4. Select Sound, Video and Game Controllers -> SoundMAX integrated Digital Audio device. 5. Click Remove (on Windows 2000/Windows XP, click the Uninstall icon with the red X). 6. Following an uninstall, the system must be restarted before another install can be run. NOTE: If you are prompted to insert the Windows CD, insert the CD. If you are prompted to reboot, do so. The Windows Plug and Play System maintains a backup copy of the driver and will re-install it automatically upon reboot unless another driver replaces it. If you wish the driver to be completely removed from the system, complete the following steps: Using Windows Explorer, delete the following from the WINDOWS directory (WINNT for Windows 2000): a. C:\Windows\inf\Other\Analog DevicesSmwdm.inf (or any similarly named file if present) b. C:\Windows\system32\drivers\smwdm.sys c. For Windows 2000/Windows XP: C:\WINNT\inf\OEMn.inf, or C:\WINDOWS\inf\OEMn.inf for Windows XP, (where n is an integer) Only delete those files that are copies of Smwdm.inf (they will be named OEMn.inf [where n is an integer]). Also, delete the corresponding .pnf files. *********************************************************************** This driver is built for the Microsoft(R) Windows Operating Systems. Copyright 2000, 2001, 2002 Analog Devices, Inc. All names mentioned herein are a registered trademark or a trademark of Analog Devices or its respective owners. All rights reserved. *********************************************************************** Document Rev. 1.09Download Driver Pack
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