Alright fellas hear me out. I just reformatted my hard drive and since reinstalling everything (including the drivers that came with my sound card and that came with my mobo) I have no sound. I have an old Sounblaster Live 5.1 card and prior to reformatting, it worked fine. I've tried more current drivers for both and nothing has worked. I've also checked every single volume slider I can find (which is about a dozen) and all are at max. I've also checked my connections to make sure the speakers are plugged in. And yes the speakers are on and the volume is up. Does anyone have any ideas? I'm pretty sure the sound card isn't fried or anything, it worked a few hours ago. I also have the option of using onboard sound, which also doesn't work. And yes these speakers worked a few hours ago. HELP?