Posted 24 March 2006 - 12:36 AM
As long as you have the 25-digit license key, you can use any XP Pro disks as long as it's not an upgrade, unless it's a proprietary computer like Dell or something and you'll need the drivers for everything, like motherboard and so on.
I'd check what all the hardware is (Device Manager) first, then try to get all the drivers before I reinstalled.
But if sound is the main problem, it might be wise to troubleshoot that first. If it turns out to be a hardware problem, reinstalling isn't going to fix it. Check the Device Manager to see if the sound card is showing any problems. (Windows Key + Pause/Break key, Hardware Tab, Device Manager button)