The other problem seems to be the cd drive - when I tried to re-install X-fi cd it kept blue screening part way through. I DL the stuff from Creative and they install ok from HD. I am worried about the CD bit incase I have to re-install XP at some point - don't want a problem with CD then. The MOBO only has one IDE port and I have added a PCI card for two more IDE channels. Your thoughts would be welcome.