Yes, it's me again, and yes yet another problem that I can't fathom out. Just upgraded to XP Home and everything is fine except for one thing. I am using a 5.1 surround sound system and everytime I start up, windows decides that it will only play the music/explosions/whatever through stereo channels, so I only get front left and front right and nothing out of the other 4 speakers. I go into Control>Sounds And Audio Devices>Speaker Settings>Advanced and there is a drop down list to select speaker setup. I want it to default to 5.1 surround but it will only stay there until the next I reboot when it will be back on stereo. And believe me it makes a HUGE difference. I am running an SB Platinum Live! w/LiveDrive IR, Gigabyte GA 7IXE mobo, 950Mhz Athlon, 320Mb RAM, Riva TNT2 Graphics, going to a Nisis S7 Speaker system, there is nothing wrong with any components, just XP trying to make sound/explosions/whatever very boring.