Do you have the drivers to match the sound cards? You may want to check for those. As for the DSL, try uninstalling and reinstalling the program and see if that does not help it get detected. If it works, you'll be on the net in no time.
Until then, go to another computer and download the drivers to another CD. YOu'll need the proper drivers for the devices in order for them to properly work. Sometimes, after you've upgraded to another version of Windows, you'll need to make sure the drivers match the devices. i hope this helps. If not, feel free to ask further questions.
Here's my problem: I have an emachine pc w3609 with these:
specs. I tried downgrading it to Windows XP SP2, yet ran into two major problems.
1. Sound will not play and
2. My DSL is not being detected
I am very inexperienced when it comes to drivers. I'm not sure if the order in which i installed the drivers is the problem, or the particular versions, etc...
I hope to use the computer for online browsing purposes and playing World of Warcraft, if that is possible.
Anyways, I appreciate any feedback or helpful advice that is given. Thanks!