Hello Everyone My girlfriend bought me a new computer as the last one decided to die on me. I have had this new one now for around a month .. its not a massively high tech machine .. with really sophisticated graphics cards an stuff .. but its doe's the trick for keeping me in touch with the outiside world .. tho I do have a problem with I think is the sound card/driver .. I am not a total computer boffin who knows alot of deep in theory stuff about computers .. but I would like to think I know my fair share .. anyway the problem is that I get quite alot of crackling noises from my speakers everytime I play my music via my windows media player .. so naturally I did alittle research on the net .. when I came across a site that had the option to download AUDIGY SOUND CARD DRIVERS .. which solves crackling sound problems .. downloading from the mirror option was great .. but when I tried to open it via a burning programme called>> ImgBurn .. well ImgBurn just kept prompting me that the file was an>> invalid or unsupported image file format .. the iso being>> SBAXWXCD .. even when I downloaded the ImgBurn programme .. well with the actual download .. there was a step by step picture/text tutorial of how to load up the iso file properly .. so I knew that I did everything the right way .. but after a few attempts I just gave up .. hence>> invalid or unsupported image file format .. then I came across this site and found the option to download>> VIA HD Audio driver package v 5.20b .. so I went to my system properties in control panel via device manager and checked out the version of the driver that I had and its a VIA High Definition Audio 18.104.22.16800 .. so that is slightly below v 5.20b .. but of course that may be from its last update .. from whatever version it was beforehand .. but then I also noticed that in the>> sound . video . game controllers list .. that the 'driver usage' window is blank in 'audio codecs' .. 'legacy audio drivers' .. 'legacy video capture devices' .. 'media controll devices' and 'video codecs' .. is that normal? .. only the 'driver usage' window is enabled in VIA High Definition Audio Properties. anyway I have before today opened up a computer cabinet .. so I am not entirely reluctant about dong something like that .. although because I am totally in the dark about what may be causing the 'crackling' sounds .. I don't want to start faffing around with delving into the cabinet of the computer where all the slots are .. oh this is my motherboard>> M4N68T-M V2 Motherboard. (purrs like a kitten tho) I am slightly getting worried now only I know that it can be sorted out somehow only I need some help and I would be greatly appreciated for any feedback on this topic thank you so much in advance p.s. to the owners of this forum .. I apologise if I have posted this in the wrong forum.