I have a on-board sound card here that doesn't load at every boot... when it
doesn't load it don't matter if i unload/reload the module, only a rebbot
will make it work.

The sound card is activated by the snd-intel8x0 module, when it fails, the
module loads without any errors, but
cat /proc/asound/cards don't show the card
and there is less "files" in /dev/snd

it points to a hardware failure, but the amaizing this is: the card never
fails with the windows driver, while in linux (mandriva 2007) it fails with
the snd-intel8x0 or i810-audio (oss) modules.
also, the board had before mandrake 10.1 and this situation never appened

is there a workarround for this problem