Just noticed your post. Try your question over in the XP forum: they'll have lots of advice for you there. (This forum is for the Windows 98/98se/Me questions).
Best of luck!
. . . Gary
p.s. ... they'll probably have you take a look to find correct sound drivers (the support website for your model is a good place to look [such as dell.com, gateway.com, etc...]) - the drivers are free to download. If your system freezes without generating any error messages or rebooting, it might be a hardware issue. If the Bios Setup for your system has a screen that shows the temps & voltages - you'll want to check those. Overheating or a problematic power supply are possibilities for your computer's symptoms.
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