The sound, did you install the software for your new sound card after you disabled the onboard sound as this may make a difference. Anyone know the web address for the Foxcomm website? And could you perhaps have a look at the motherboard itself, somewhere on it it will tell you which board it is if you're able to get at it.
totallybrained yes disabled the sound in the bios then install creative driver from cd followed by internet update. creative detected the sound card and auto installed the drivers. but deice manager shows yellow icons, and hardware wizard keeps flagging up.
i have read through the cd manuel which was of no help