I have a dual boot system (98 and XP). I recently pulled out my SB Live! Value card because I was tired of the trouble with it and XP. I then decided to enable the mobo integrated sound. XP had no problems at all; didn't even need a driver. 98 on the other hand will not recognize that there is new hardware. I uninstalled the Creative software, then removed the sound devices in Device Manager, then pulled out the actual card. I then activated the on-board sound chip in BIOS and rebooted. Like I said: XP went fine, but I cannot for the life of me get the sound to work in 98! I have downloaded the latest drivers from Gigabyte's site (the one for my model mobo of course) with no luck. I have even downloaded drivers based on the actual numbers from the soundchip IC! There isn't even a yellow exclamation point on any of the device manager items in 98. It's like windows isn't even acknowledging the new hardware at all! The only entries under the "Sound" category is the "wave device for voice modem" since I have a voice modem. As a last resort, I went into regedit and got rid of all references to "Creative" manually. I really don't want to reformat and install 98 again and then repair the mbr so I can dual boot again: it's a pain! Anyone have any suggestions?