Seems like all of a sudden, I hear the modem dial-up sounds from my main PC speakers. I've always had the internal modem speaker on, but now the noise goes thru my speakers as well. I had a problem with my Soundblaster Live muting itself randomly and recently installed a patch for it. Could this be it? Its a Dell, and I installed the patch from a Dell resource CD. The reason it wasn't already installed was because I did a complete Windows XP re-install some time ago, and didn't use this CD until now.