Okay, my life apparently sucks. I just recently reformatted with xp. Been using it for some time now with no problems. This time i put on my video drivers no problem, sound drivers... didn't work. windows won't recognize my sound card and i m really confused. when i install the drivers there is still no sound. when i check 'settings, control panel, sounds and under the audio tab' it says emu10kx which is the chip inside the sound card, but i guess it isn't recognizing the complete sound card. I have no idea what this means. I have reinstalled xp a couple of times, no change. i moved it to a different pci slot and i have updated xp and tried to update the drivers, but the updated drivers say it can't find that sound blaster audigy platinum is installed at all. Has anyone encountered anything like this? my mobo is epox 8kha. I ll be absolutely thrilled if anyone can answer this one, i have been stuck on this problem for way too long.