Do you have any excess programs running in the background? Nope, I close all programs before playing...
You scanned for spyware, did you check for viruses? Yes..
Did you try to reinstall? Sometimes an install will mess up and cause errors and reinstalling will fix it. 4 Times
What kind of sound card do you have? Is it DX 9 compatible? Yes it is compatible, I have other games on my comp..
Did you leave treats for the pixie fairies? If you didn't they might have put a curse on your computer. Of course I left them treats!
Whats your cpu? Is it at least one Ghz? 2.4 Ghz
Did you do the laundry, burn the garbage, and make your bed? Your mom/wife might have sabotaged your game for revenge. Yep, all done...
Is all your hardware running the latest drivers? Video card, sound card, credit card, etc.. My video card I just got the new driver for, sound is great, and I just upgraded my computer to 640 Ram, with a 128mb Video card....
Is your operating system fully updated? What kind do you have? XP? I just upgraded last night, I still got the problem!