I have read much of the similar problems that others have had. Heres my deal. I recently had a hard drive crap on me, so i completely had to resinstall windows xp pro on a brand new Maxor HD. All was well untill i noticed no sound when i opened my game (coh). I tried almost all of the solutions here that seamed to work for others. Messing with BIOS settings, deleting the Audio controller and then restarting my PC. i have also waited long amounts of times getting the wizard to find the drivers on my Win CD. Nothing seems to work. I have an onboard sound card on an Aopen i845 somthing or other (I dont know too many specifics about this puter as i got it from a friend for a temp). I atempted to reinstall the recomended driver wich is a Realtek Avance AC97. and this seamed to work for others as i read in the other posts. However, when i restarted my computer, the "Found New Hardware" wizard tried to run automatically and then told me of an error. Cannot install this hardware. There was a problem installing this hardware: C-media AC97 Audio device An error occured during the installation of the device The required section was not found in the INF Click finish to close the wizard. And thats as far as i got, i have no other ideas. Could the soundcard on my MoBo be damaged? and if so, could purchasing and installing an after market soundcard be a possible solution. I really just want to fix this problem. This is not the first time ive had to reformat my hard drive and reinstall windows, but it is the first time ive ever had this happen. Some advice would be apreciated as issue 7 for cov/coh is comming soon and though this is a mediocre PC, i want it running at Full mediocracy when the expansion comes, lol.