arghh! i'm so dumb. in my haste after installing the new hd, i plugged the sound in to the motherboard sound module instead of the soundcard. when i heard it connect i didn't think twice about it being wrong and thought it must be a software issue. moral of the story: pay attention, double check, or don't be an idiot?
You don't have to edit your first post after you've solved it yourself...Nobody is going to bite your head off for answering your own question
Don't be an idiot is a good moral... reminds me of the time I spent a month debugging my modem software only to find I was dialing the wrong number...
And to make you feel better, when I got my new comp, the speakers wouldn't work for the first day or so until I moved them from line-in to line-out. :-)
having bought a spanking new SB i too then plugged the headphones into the onboard (mobo) sound sockets.
took me ages before i had the "slaps own forehead moment" Duuuuh! :oops: