Hi everyone, this is my first post here as I need help desparately.
So where to begin, I logged in to my pc as usual after fitting a new PSU (Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe Mobo with Onboard HDA, Nvidia 8800 GTS, 2GB Corsair RAM) and I thought it was a bit wierd but there was no Windows startup jingle so I started up Bioshock and more silence. Very annoyed I exited to desktop and found the SoundMax logo with a "red ring and line through it" saying "No SoundMax audio present. You cannot use SoundMax conrtol panel".
I did a system restore..... twice.
I have checked Sound and Audio devices but that is all greyed out saying "No playback devices".
I have tried to remove SoundMax from "Add and Remove Progams" but I get an error message saying "HDA audio bus driver required and not found".
I have checked the services.msc to see if they have been started and yes they have.
I have checked "Device Manager" and everything is fine there no yellow question marks, I have even attempted to uninstall the devices but I can't even do that.
Now the only 2 things left I can think of doing are downloading the drivers again from Asus which I am in the process of doing now and re-installing Windows which I don't particularly want to do because of all my precious files.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.