I just reformatted vista. On my prior OS i could get my sound to work even though my soundcard is not compatible with vista. Its a soundblaster live platinum 5.1 which is not supported by vista unfortunatly. However it is possible to still get it working on vista because as i said it worked before i formatted. My computer guy did it for me so i dont how he did but there must be a workaround somewhere to get dated soundcards working on vista...i cant get sound without it.