After several months without a laptop, the one I bought had the soundcard fuck up. However, it's now finally back for good. The dude at Lenovo obviously thought I was some prick who hadn't tried to fuck about with my drivers/software, but whatever. Promises of more regular posts will now be fulfilled. If anyone has another of them 'power of the riff' stickers they are willing to let go.. holla.
ps. Wu-Tang is forever baby.