Ok here goes.... 1. Ever since I reformatted my computer about a week ago, my audio seems to just cut out at random times, then comes back in when ever it feels it is apropriate. Is their some universal audio driver I can use, or is it mobo specific? 2. My friend wants me to clean out his entire system for him (reformat). He has a stock compaq. I have a disk with audio, usb, ethernet drivers on it but I am unsure that these drivers will work with his equiptment. I have ASUS drivers, is there any difference, will I have to find the drivers for the compaq board that he has? Thanks guys!