I find that XP laptops are getting old. If a restore to factory conditions fails and cleaning it up fails (read http://forums.cnet.com/7723-6122_102-569818/getting-ready-to/?tag=contentBody;threadListing ) then I get something like the following to take over the sound chores.
Currently at $1.36 to your US mail box it beats out the cost of a motherboard.
Hello. My Win xp Sound Max volume control 'wave bar closes to shut down sound. Turn it up and it will cut out in a few minutes. I reinstalled the driver for Sound Max with my lap top HPrestore function but it still does it. What would be a remedy? thank you.