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strike74
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*PROBLEM* "Integrated Audio" is causing Windows 7 to FREEZE at start-up!

Let's jump right on this!  Yesterday, I purchased and made it through the installation of Windows 7 UNTIL I reached the "Starting Windows" screen.  Here, the logo begins to show, but then freezes...  So then I said a few obscenities, and began to tinker around in my BIOS.... after a few hours of irritating work, I finally was able to get Windows 7 to flawlessly start by toggling off the "Integrated Audio" option in my BIOS.  When I restarted my computer and toggled it back on, Windows 7 froze again at the boot screen.  So basically, my problem is with "integrated audio."  How do I FIX THIS???!!!  And FYI:  I have a Dell Dimension E521

 

Thanks in advance for all the help that I know this community will bring me.:emotion-5:

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strike74
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Re: *PROBLEM* "Integrated Audio" is causing Windows 7 to FREEZE at start-up!

Okay, someone must have a solution!  If it is a problem with my audio drivers, does anyone have any idea if I should maybe...., update them?  And if so, which ones should I install?  There must be a fix for this, for I cannot return to my previous OS!  Maybe I should try Geek Squad...

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Re: *PROBLEM* "Integrated Audio" is causing Windows 7 to FREEZE at start-up!

I would suggest: look here http://answers.microsoft.com/nl-nl/windows/ee396321(en-us).aspx or look here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/windows-7/en-us/About.aspx  and for inspiration: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itproperf/threads .   If you don't trust yourself than try Driver Max. Unless your computer is older than 3 years. You also could go into the device manager checking chipset drivers, search manually  and see if there is an legacy or old one avaliable. Try both.

I am not a specialistt but almost became one after 3 weeks of strugling with similar issues...good luck.

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