I've been having this problem with sound in XP for awhile that I can't figure out (2 problems really) The only account on my system is the Admin account. #1 Even though I've disabled the Windows Startup and Login sounds, they both still play at login/startup (disabling by selecting no sound). #2 I have a SB Audigy with the latest drivers. I like it set at 35% on the master volume for the headphone/speaker combination I have. The problem is at system startup, something sets the master volume to 100% (without changing the slider of the master volume). It like something is changing the master volume at startup (which I don't want) without updating the master volume slider. I can not figure this one out. Thanks for any input.