>I don't know if it means anything, but I have a >new Soundblaster Live! card, but no such file in >the system. Yeah, it was just a guess. I have a SB Live too, and no watchdog file. Also nothing about it on the Creative web site. Or anything useful from a Google search. That's why I suggested the properties test to see if a company name is there, that would potentially tell us a lot about what it might be or at least where to start looking for answers. I thought it might be a Creative file, possibly from a leftover old AWE or SB16 installation; I seem to remember that my old AWE32 driver install did create a directory named SBUtils, so it rang a bell for me. Ron - Users can unsubscribe from this list by sending email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface at http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1/24hrsupport.htm.