Alright well I just reformated my hardrive and put windows xp professional on it. Previously it had home edition and the sound worked on that. My issue is no matter how many times I try to update the audio codex or drivers for some reason windows will not recognize any kind of audio device. I've tried installing the drivers off the CD that came with the motherboard since it is an on-board sound card, and that worked on the home edition one but for some reason will not work for this. I've also tried to download the latest drivers off the web and install them that way and it still will not work. I've checked the bios and on-board audio is enabled. I have not touched anything inside of my computer so it is still hooked up properly. I've spent about 3-4 hours now trying to find out what could be causing windows to not recognize the audio device and i've come up with nothing. I can't think of anything else to try. Anyone have any ideas?