Hmm, ok I think your soundmax is a soundcard with many different features.
You need to install the driver and application program into you OS so that you can use it.
So if you purchased this system, you should be having the installation CD with you.
Otherwise, your Intel motherboard (or whichever brand you have) also contains a rudimentary soundcard (whcih is usually pretty good for most of our real life applications).
For activating this motherboard soundcard, you need to go to BIOS and specify it.
Ofcourse, this step is the last step, incase you are not able to find you Soundmax installation program.
You donít get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate.