Hey all, I have a new system that didn't have a sound card so I went and bought a basic Soundblaster LIVE 24 bit card to use. I will say that I have a KICK BUTT set of speakers in the Klipsch Pro-Media. I have the 2 front, 2 rear and a sub, they are unreal. I have installed sound cards before 8 or 9 times and it NEVER fails that there is ALWAYS some type of problem getting them to run right. I have helped people another 10 times or so trying to get their sound to work right. So I have had a storied history with sound card and their associated operation and software. I had been avoiding it but I decided to install it. Everything went fine. I booted up and installed the software and everything seemed to be great. I couldn't wait to hear my tunes again in that beautiful sound. I start an MP3 and all I get is sound from the front 2 and sub. OK nothing to panic about I must have a plug wrong or something. NOPE. OK maybe there is something I am missing on my speaker system, NOPE. Well it's prolly my system somewhere, NOPE. Here I am after 4 hours of aggravation trying to get all 4 speakers working and NOTHING. I plug, unplug, test and re-test. Every test I do show that all speakers are working and powered up. I was getting madder by the second. I went through all of the goofy software Creative gives you, about 15 different programs trying to find some cause for the problem, NOTHING. If it was early enough for Customer Support to be in, those cats would've been talking about me this time next week. I was loaded for bear let me tell ya. I go through their Knowledge Base articles trying to find something to explain it with no luck. I was madder than a hornet and aggravated too. Then I ran across some posting in the Creative Newsgroups about getting all of the speakers to work so I decided to check it out. I had tried everything so why not. After reading all of this there was a phrase about enabling sound to come from all 4 speakers after this option is checked. I go to one of the mini programs installed and find the button they are talking about and then make a few clicks and move a slider or 2 around and WALA, GLORIOUS sound of Earth, Wind & Fire is pouring our of my speakers. After that amount of time I was relieved to get it working. What a shock that it turned out to be some little pissant setting in a program that I would NEVER use. The sound card strikes again. I hate 'em and always will. Off to glorious tunes....FINALLY. Nala P.S. I know it's long, I had to vent or my head would've split open. Has anything like that happened to you with sound cards?