Starraider, I'm not certain this is the correct solution for the problem you're having. I have an older SB Audigy card, and after reinstalling it, there was no sound output (except for Windows' sounds).
I stuggled quite a while, then found out that the Soundblaster card puts a checkmark in the box for "Output Digital Sound Only," [by default] After I cleared that checkmark, everything worked properly again. I found that box somewhere in the sound settings (not sure, since there are a number of places for sound settings). You can try what I did, and maybe get lucky. I hope it works for you, too.