I am running windows xp home edition on a Dell Optiplex GX280 desktop but the sound keeps going out. When I try to watch a movie with Nero or one of my other movie viewing software programs I can get sound for a little while and then it goes out. If I reboot it will come back but goes out again. I have re-installed the audio drivers from my drivers cd but it makes no difference. I am also getting a message that might be related. When I reboot I get a message box that says " Generic host process for win32 service has encountered a problem and needs to close". I haven't installed any new software that I can think of and I can't think of anything else to do to it. I don't want to re-install windows because I have a lot of custom software installed on my computer that would take forever to re-install. If anyone knows what I need to do please help!!