Hi I am using MB Asus A7N8X-E deluxe , Athlon 2400+XP with Windows XP-pro and have this problem :
From couple of days started problem with my audio that I could hear the sounds of report and log in Windows and when I log out , but I can't play anithing because it doesn't recognise my audio and sound options are grey in Control menu .
Couple of times , reinstaled driver - just audio 4.16.420..? and it was working till the Restart .
After that the same story .Couple of time Uninstalled the Audio and after Reboot I installed drivers when was looking for new hardware .
I have stopped AV-program , even Comodo-firewall . I have administr. account on XP-pro .
At the end I uninstall the whole NVIDIA driver and after that , now cant install at all NVIDIA-ethernet driver , even before reboot .
Just before all this happend I had a problem starting - It show me something like problem with BIOS RAM .
Just in case I reinstalled BIOS 1013 ; Could be the problem with RAM (not BIOS ) or low battery ..?