Ugh, it's hard to explain, but I'll try anyway. This computer's four years old, and it has I think a Pentium 4 when it first came out. This thing's falling apart and I can't do anything about it, but now I'm having a very, VERY annoying problem... I do a system check before I leave for vacation up north for two days. My dad's left on the computer, and when I come back, the Windows sounds do not work, at all. Every other sound works, but the Windows ones. My computer itself beeps when I try to make it play a sound, but that's about it. Everything else works, though. I started up Diablo II and it worked fine, AIM sounds work fine, everything like that works fine...But the Windows sounds. As I type this out, I'm scanning my computer for virus's and spyware, but it's doubtful that that's effecting this computer... Any help would be much appreciated.