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.
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...
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.