ok for starter...i have an original intel motherboard 845GBV, running on an Intel Pentium 4 2.66 Ghz, Operating System is Windows XP Professional with Service pack 2 installed. I recently attatched a creative sound card, Creative Sound Blaster 5.1 on one of my PCI Slots and attatched Creative Inspire 5200 5.1 speakers with dolby to the sound card. Since ive done that, my computer's been giving me problem, I even got the sound card changed...for starters the sound is distorted after somewhere between level 4 and 5. The most irritating problem that i face is that at times...like once in every 2 times i start the comp, it takes about 3-5 minutes 2 load windows(usually it takes half a minute or so), then there is no sound on my comp. In order to fix this, i have to remove the sound card and put it back...then everything goes back to normal...this keeps happening...what is wrong with my motherboard/Sound Card?? HELP!!!!!!!!!