XP on modern hardware is very hard on most. Let's start with this question.
-> Did the machine's part supplier give you instructions on how to install XP?
It matters since XP does not come with drivers for your machine and I find most can't tell me if they installed the MS UAA before the sound card drivers.
Problem: When test for sound using CD music disk, Windows Media Player starts but then I get message that no sound card identified.
This is a new PC that I am trying to build. pc turns on; instlled Windows XP ok; Motherboard = GA-EP45-UD3P is supposed to have integrated (?) sound - or was told I didn't need separte sound card.
I did plug in the wire from the power supply (Carsair TX650W) to the F_Audio slot on the Motherboard using the "HD" wires (not the AC'97 or the single wires) which seems correct according to the motherboard manual showing the "HD" block being the default.
Don't know what to try to resolve this.
Also, maybe can use a workaround - for instance install a separte sound card - will this work as well?