There wasn't any problem before hand, I just was updating a few things here and there, and this was one of them. I got the drivers from realtek.com (http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/dow ... Down=false
The part that really gets me is, after it crashed the first time, i tried to roll back to the previous driver, and that's when it said I just plain don't have any.
I'll have to crack it open when I get home to see if it says Soundmax. Then depending on that result, I'll try your link. My money is on a simple fix like this. So far, problems I've had are fixed easily. If this ends up being a re-install I'm just gonna go buy a sound card instead.
Thanks inspector exacto.