i am having an issue with my system where i'm only getting sound intermintently. i am running an athlon xp 1700 system with a soundblaster audigy mp3 audio card. the issue i am having seems to happen when i try to play media files (i.e. avi, mpg, etc.) on my system and no sound would come out. at first thought it was my sound card but then i tried winamp and that played music just fine. hell, azureus still makes a sound when a download has completed. so i'm at a loss trying to figure out what is causing this problem. in addition, when i restart the windows sound will play for the media files but after a while, if i pause or stop the file it won't play sound when i try to start it again. any help would be appreciated. thanks in advance.