Your all capital letter post in monoparaph mode is painful to read. Try not SHOUTING and break it up.
Since you didn't reveal the make, model or even the filename of that driver file, I can't comment further.
OUT OF THE BLUE MY COMPUTER TELLS ME THERE IS NO AUDIO DEVICE. WINDOWS XP PRO SP2 4.O I WENT INTO SYSTEM FILES I BELIEVE I FOUND WHICH ONE I NEED. BUT HOW DO I REINSTALL. I HAVE FOLLOWED ALL ADVICE ON THE HARDWARE WIZARD AND ALL HELP PLACES. THE DEVICE MANAGER DOESN'T EVEN SHOW AUDIO DEVICE. NO SOUND CARD. I AM NEW TO COMPUTERS. BUT LEARNING FAST. I AM GOING CRAZY WITHOUT ANY SOUND ON MY COMPUTER. PLEASE SOMEONE HELP ME???? THANK YOU. MICHELE (CJRAMOS3