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> When i reboot, or turn off, sometimes when XP intialize the sound card ( on
> board RealTek ALC850 ) i hear terrible boom in my speakers like something
> What is the cause of that, how do i prevent that from happening? Is it the
> driver issue or should i do something with the wireing?
Sounds to me like normal switching transients to me. Turn volume
down/off prior to turning off or rebooting computer. These switching
transients can damage/destroy a speaker or amplifier if the volume is