hey, I noticed something I have not seen before on Windows 7. If I go to Device Manager, with the Windows 7-supplied High Def Audio driver installed, it shows the device "working properly", i.e. no more bangs. HOwever its not true: If I go to the control panel and lookup the Audio Device, it shows "No Device Installed".
is that "normal"? in other words it has a driver unattached to any hardware, but considers the registry of the driver to be "working properly" ???