mixer icon exists on traybar. volume setting on login is ALWAYS minimized. i cannot save volume setting. win98 is also installed on same computer and works correctly. clue: when mixer.exe is sent to DEPENDS it indicates the wdmaud.drv is 16bit. apparently the application is using the win98 drive driver. how do i replace the wdmaud.drv with my xp wdmaud.drv (it exists)? i reinstalled the media several times but get the same result. thanks a million.