NEVERMIND! Reset Max, Open scene = DONE.
Actually I am curious to know what causes the problem mentioned below
Now here's a funny thing.. As of right now, Max has ceased to display vertices. Well, actually I see they're there, but only 1 pixel large. When I modify the size of the verts in my preferences (usually they're at 3) they display correctly once I hit ok, but as soon as I move in the viewport they disappear. Another weird thing is the vert colors changed briefly as well, they became much darker. This has happened to me before and somehow I fixed or it righted itself, but can't remember how.
Another note, I've got a large amount of DX materials in my scene which I am now consolidating. Max 08 BTW.