So, i'm recording with direct input into my laptop and everything sounds great, but i have headphones on to hear my tracks as i play them, and everything is delayed for like one second. it completely kills my solos.

i have a very fast brand new laptop, on my old computer, there was never a delay.

what do i do?

Not sure what your problem is, you may try my app though. It can record to 32-bit .wav files, and in the case that the DirectSound audio driver doesn't work, you can also try the Windows Multimedia audio driver.