I just formatted and reinstalled Windows.. found all the drivers except the one for my sound card. I Googled a lot, asked on Y!.. tried a lot of so called drivers, yet I still can't listen to my music while doing IM. I can't do IM without music. On lots of software, they detect this, which I think is the sound card name, not the driver name. Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) AC'97 Audio Controller ASRock Inc (*** Note: AC'97 Detection is unreliable) Will certainly appreciate if anyone bored out there can help me up..spent 4+ hours for this stupid thing, I can't believe I wasted so much time..