I have a Pentium 166 MHz. When sounds play ie:icq incoming message my sounds get stuck in one spot and continue to loop on one note. I have tried a lot of things to stop this but the sounds do not loop when a game is played or if I play a wave file or audio cd. What could the problem be? In device manager all the things listed in the sound video and game controllers are.. C-Media softmidi driver, DOS mode MPU-401 Emulator, external midi (mpu401) device, SB16 Audio device and Windows sound system (WSS) device, none say that there is any conflict and they all say the device is working properly..am I missing something?...HELP!! this has been going on for months now and I am tired of not having any sounds. thanks This does not only occurr with ICQ is also occurrs if I try to play wave files in Pirch98 or if someone else plays a wave file and it will occurr when I am on the web and a web site plays a sound. I have ICQ 99a now and it occurred in ICQ 98a. I am running windows 95.