I am using the realtek AC97 audio device that came with my asus mobo. THe device manager recognizes this device to be "working properly," however it is not at all. I hear nothing from the speakers when i have a song playing. I went to the asus site and downloaded drivers for it....nothing. I went to realtek website and update drivers...nothing. I have tried everything. I googled this problem and tried many different ideas. This seems to be a common issue but this was working for me once before. I do not think it has blown on me. Any ideas would be appreciated thanks.