I recently install XP on a clean drive. I have a Compaq presario 5000 series (5BW177). Now initially the sound is working, but eventually I lose the icon on the taskbar and if I look up the device (ESS Allegro PCI audio WDM) it states that the device cannot start. I have found no conflicts or resource sharing issues and I have re-installed the latest drivers and still have the same problem.
Anyone have any suggestions??????