where did you get the drivers from? Microsoft doesn't do drivers very well so we have to find our own.
With retail computers, (OEM from retail shops or direct from manufacturers), the drivers may be held on a separate CD. Otherwise, on a self build you need to find them yourself.
Don't forget it may not just be sound card drivers, but motherboard drivers as well.
I have recently installed a fresh version of Windows XP. And whenever I try to configure my sound, it says i have NO sound device, I know I have one, I have listented to sound on this computer before, on a previous Windows XP install, but this time Windows is'nt picking it up and I am left soundless. Not sure of the name of the device, cant check on windows because it refuses to recognize it. Anyone know any solutions to this?