Hi .. i have a mate who has an XP 1700, A7V266 mb, vibra 128 sound card and running XP Pro and every time hes comp starts up the windows sounds are all distorted and totally static sounding. Now we replaced the sound card with a new one, same make, put XP Home also to see if PRO was the culprit but that didnt work, ive looked at microsofts, creatives and asus web site for a patch and any relevant info, but cant find nothing. Any ideas? Also the distorted sounds are only associated with all windows sounds e.g error, start up e.t.c, music playing from the cd-rom, but no distortions coming from any game he plays. Please advice.