for all thoes people who are experiencing this problem, i have a few tips that worked for me. Solving Windows freeze on startup....(this can happen when even booting from the startup disk, it has nothing to do with any drivers or software related issues) If you have sprung upon this problem after installing a driver, then it is a possibility, but for the majority of people who havent been able to enter windows, this is for you. Fault finding process; 1. UNPLUG all USB connectors, including keyboard and mice USB. Use PS2 keyboard for BIOS settings Reboot windows, Problem still stands??? Yes - move onto step 2. No - Diagnose which USB is causing your problems (connect one by one untill windows fails to boot. Main possibility is USB keyboard. Try disabling any USB Keyboard options in the BIOS. 2.Enter BIOS settings - Depending on your BIOS, Disable any USB Keyboard options. Test Windows?, Move onto step 3 3. Disable ALL LAN Networking Controllers from the BIOS!. Try removing LAN boot from the Boot sequence options. (Disabling network controllers worked for me.) Failing to succeed move onto step 4 4. Try Disabling all Raid options in the BIOS 5. Switch off your computer, remove one by one, each pci card you may have, and retry booting. Do not re-insert the card removed until all cards are removed. 2 cards could be simultaneuosly causing the problem. By PCI cards, i mean the accessories, such as WIFI cards, tv capture cards etc from inside your computer. Removing the graphics card may be an option if you have onboard graphics to switch to. -If windows boots on the removal of your graphics card, this could indicate a video setting issue with in you BIOS. 6. Disable any special motherboard functions, they may not be compatible with windows 7. Make a backup of your BIOS settings before tinkering, save a BIOS profile if your motherboard supports it, or reset to defaults if you cant remeber what youve changed. Failing upon that.... Try inserting the windows disc and booting from it, if you still get the freeze, it is a BIOS issue, so the fix is in that BIOS somewhere! Youve just got to find it! Try removing all hard drives and booting, If you windows disc succeeds to boot, and enters a hard drive - driver select window, then your windows disc is most likely fine, meaning the disc is not the source of the problem. Try plugging in a hard drive used for storage through IDE or sata. One that doesnt have a windows platform installed. If the freeze stilll occurs when booting from the disc, you can be sure its not a driver related issue. I hope this help!