I've been having the same problems with skipping audio on my system, but I'm not very knowledgeable about all the technical stuff and I don't want to break my sound. :-/ I'm seeing 18 sound drivers, and I'm not sure how to tell which (if any) is causing a problem for me. I see several by Microsoft, IDT, and SRS Labs. Apparently Microsoft is good, but are there any known problems with the others? I can give more details if you need, but I'm not sure what you'd need to know.... v_v