Drowning in a red state.
On that note, its safe to say rockstar is having a laugh similar to this one after you gave them all those new ideas to F over their customers.And you must have a Windows Live account, too? How about your version of Windows must be Vista or above, your version of Windows must be activated and genuine, all your drivers must be WHQL, and WDDM, your Vista score must be over 5.9? (p.s.: your attack points in Disgaea must be over 50 mil? :evil: Seriosly, though... that's kinda impossible even with hacking)
And anyway, just checked the FEAR 2 demo on my PC, too. Onboard sound chip works just fine. I guess this only happens to discrete sound cards.