Motherboard is M3ASD-T Deluxe. ADI Soundmax on board audio. Windows XP My speakers work fine. I had a gigaware microphone and it caused my computer to freeze up when I plugged it in. (After I checked the pop-up box confirming the microphone was plugged in). So I uninstalled and reinstalled the Soundmax audio driver (from CD maybe there is a newer version I'm not sure.) , and I even went and got a new microphone (also gigaware) to make sure it wasn't the old microphone that was damaged. I still have same problem now. When I click the pop up box (check it) to confirm that I have plugged in a microphone, with in a matter of seconds my computer completely freezes up. As soon as I click on Start, it doesn't even open. I am forced to turn off the computer with the power button. It's almost as if my microphone is conflicting with the speakers and causing a frequency loop... I've never had this problem before, but I haven't used a microphone in a while.. I do however remember using a microphone on this computer in the past year and it worked. Thanks for any help.