I've just created a limited account under windows xp, only to find it has no access to direct sound drivers. Running dxdiag, there are no sounds played. However, when shift-run as is used to execute dxdiag under the original setup account with admin rights, the sound works. Windows sounds work fine. It's simply anything else (that uses a direct-sound driver) that doesnt work. So, I changed the limieted account to an administrator account, only to find the same problem.. it still doesnt play.. so, it's a permission problem somehow.. it will only play sounds under the original administrator profile.. but I dont know how to fix it. any suggestions?