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Windows 7: Windows wont boot after driver installation

28 Oct 2009   #1
bbaction101

Windows Vista Home Premium
 
 
Windows wont boot after driver installation

After I installed Windows 7 64bit I found out that I had no sound so I went and download the latest driver for my Creative Labs X-fi Xtream gamer audio card. After I installed it and then restarted the regular "starting windows" came up for a few seconds but then went a way and loaded into the recovery manager where it wants to do a system restore, but I am stuck now in a loop of it trying to restore and then restarting with no progress. If the CL driver is the problem is there anyway I can get audio in windows 7 if the driver prevents me from starting up?


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28 Oct 2009   #2
TheSchaft

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bbaction101 View Post
After I installed Windows 7 64bit I found out that I had no sound so I went and download the latest driver for my Creative Labs X-fi Xtream gamer audio card. After I installed it and then restarted the regular "starting windows" came up for a few seconds but then went a way and loaded into the recovery manager where it wants to do a system restore, but I am stuck now in a loop of it trying to restore and then restarting with no progress. If the CL driver is the problem is there anyway I can get audio in windows 7 if the driver prevents me from starting up?
Booting into "Safe Mode" and rolling back the driver should get you back to being able to boot.
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28 Oct 2009   #3
bbaction101

Windows Vista Home Premium
 
 

Strange thing is... it does the same thing even when trying safe mode
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28 Oct 2009   #4
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Have you tried removing the sound card and then booting up?
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