Can you tell me what the error code is on the device, it should say in the device manager, just right click on the device in question and choose properties. It should give an error code in the device status box.
Well in that case, try this: open device manager, right click on the gameport select properties, now click on the driver tab and click the update driver button. Check the install from a list or specific location radio button and click next. Now check the search removable media box, and put the Driver disk that came with your sound card in the drive and click next. Hopefully it will find the right driver.
Tried that,still no luck,tried uninstall,reinstall with both drivers from disc and updated drivers from Philips,still the same result,new audio device detected,new gameport detected,press cancel to install philips drivers,sound card ok but no drivers for gameport,went through add new hardware thing, even when it asks to connect to internet to find suitable drivers,it reports back that it could not find any.Strange one this,perhaps I am doing something simple wrong that I just can`t see.