"Your audio hardware configuration has changed. You must re-install SoundMAX."

I'm running on a HP Compaq laptop Windows 10 and I receive this message when ever I start up my laptop. I'm running on SoundMAX speakers and I haven't had this problem before up until now. I have restarted my laptop two or three times now already. I've also tried headphones but I cannot hear anything with them either. No sign of any sound whatsoever. Has anyone run into this problem before and if you have, what's the fix?
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Reinstall soundmax software? How about that?

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Hello ThereSystem AdministratorCommented:
Open cmd and type: shutdown -r -t 1
RaminTechnical AdvisorCommented:
I think the best fix can be what SoundMAX and McKnife have suggested.  Uninstalling the SoundMAX from control panel >> program and features and reinstalling it.

You can also restore the PC to the state before that problem with System Restore :

 Click on the Start menu and click on the Power button.
 Then, while keeping the Shift key pressed, click on Restart.
 Then, Windows 10 reboots and asks you to select an option. Choose Troubleshoot.
 Then, on the Troubleshoot screen, select Advanced options.
 On the Advanced options screen, choose System Restore, select a date prior to that issue.
right click the speaker icon
now select playback devices to check and select the proper speaker output
or use the fix sound problems option
Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
No comment has been added to this question in more than 21 days, so it is now classified as abandoned.

I have recommended this question be closed as follows:

Accept: McKnife (https:#a42444120)

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