I have a soundblaster live! 24-bit soundcard, and don't have any crash issues, but have noticed one very consistent bug. When I start selling things to a vendor (using the spacebar), the first item is silent, every time. As I sell more items, then I'll get the coin pile sound effect for every one after the first. If I stop talking to the vendor and start again, the first item will be silent again.
I can't believe I paid for such horribly broken crap!