Hey guys, thanks for hijacking my thread!
Does anyone have any new info on the original topic of this thread?
I am still unable to even install Windows 7, since any boot method results in a total system hang at the initial "Starting windows" screen.
I even tried removing the drive that Windows 7 was installed on, thinking that maybe some leftover files were causing the lockup.
However, since I'm not able to boot to safe mode, or even to the installer from either a DVD or USB drive, I have to assume it's not a driver