I posted a recent threat regarding a sound problem. Thought that I might have solved it ! Alas, not really.
I reinstalled XP Home and after teething problems, managed to install the drivers. Sound works well when I do the following. 1. Switch on power at wall socket. 2. Press PC button and boot up. 3. Insert audio CD and listen via WMP 11.
BUT, if I do a straightforward reboot, there is no sound!
It will only work when I switch off power at the wall socket, wait I minute and power up again from there!
The new speakers which work Ok on the spare PC, made no difference. But as I indicated above, when I disconect power for a minute and reboot, all speakers work well, but when I reboot again without switching at the wall socket, speakers have power, but no sound !!