Maybe the sounds card is dead.
abekl i have been thinking about that all day also but there are 1 numerous forums filled with " the only way i got my mx3560 sound back was someone emailed me the driver inside they're rescue cd" 2 before i re-installed xp it worked right after it did not. 3. i have ran every type of diagnostics software and none tell me it is dead
personally abekl you might be right because nothing i mean nothing can get this card back to life but serious question shouldn't diags tell me if it is dead? or does that depend on the diagnostics software you use?