Pretty simple. I've noticed if I increase my sound acceleration to max, the game doesn't crash, but it also doesn't respond either. My character is in a dark hallway and one of the boxes says "Pause Zone," for about two seconds before crashing. I've set the regional language to unicode english and have updated all drivers as far as I know (video and sound), as well as rebooted my PC and shut down rainmeter/steam or anything else running in the background. I also haven't found this particular problem anywhere on the support page or through searches, if I missed it I apologize. Thank you for your time.
Here is my DxDiag:
Time of this report: 1/8/2012, 13:39:31
Machine name: RED-QUEEN
Operating System: Windows XP Professional x64 Edition (5.2, Build 3790) Service Pack 2 (3790.srv03_sp2_gdr.101019-0340)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: BIOSTAR Group
System Model: A780X-A2
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+ (2 CPUs), ~2.6GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Page File: 1034MB used, 4857MB available
Windows Dir: E:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.3790.3959 64bit Unicode
DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Music Tab: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.
Network Tab: No problems found.