I had the infamous blue screen error but reinstalled xp and was good to go. Months later same thing but couldn't reinstall so I got a new hard drive. Upon startup I had no sound. I've attempted to reinstall drivers and even went to creative to download newer version of soundblaster but to no avail. I tried playing a game and during scenes of large explosion the speakers would crackle but no sound. I've checked mute and volume. This is the last issue before pc is up and running. Any ideas? Also, I have no windows sounds.