Thanks alot, I was about ready to try anything. I did some updates to drivers and then rebooted, so not sure if the wsreset was done for me, but it is working now.
Win 8.1 has been funky to say the least, lost my wired netcard earlier just like that and had a screen go black and not respond in any way on suspend too, not that those didn't go away with a reboot but it is definately not a seasoned update
Definately wrote this trick down for later if it happens again. May I ask where/how you found that out or the origin of knowing that? (Just curious)