Today I was using my laptop like any other day. I got bored and launched The Sims. It crashed. I couldn't resolve the issue, so i gave up. I decided to play Gmod instead. I got an error. On a forum, it said restarting steam would solve the issue. I exited steam, and it would not reopen. In fact, almost none of my programs would open. I then noticed the sound wasn't working on Google Chrome. When I went to turn it up, it was already at 100%. I investigated by launching minecraft (which I have never had a problem with) and it crashed. When I looked at the console window, It crashed as soon as it tried to launch "SoundSystem". I can only assume somehow my sound drivers or something have gone screwy and I have no idea how to fix it. I tried restarting. Please help!