Win7 x64 - Sound 'freezing' every boot Tags: Sound Cards Boot X64 Components Last response: August 29, 2011 8:14 PM in Components Share Sappo569 August 29, 2011 8:01:54 PM Hello! Hopefully I can find an answer here Just did a clean install of Win7 X64 on my system, previously had Vista. Everything is great. Fast, better gaming etc. However the sound is making me lose my hair! Specifically upon a boot anything I try to do with sound, play a video, game, even mute/unmute the sound in the mixer causes that application to freeze and have to be ctrl+alt+deleted. Sometimes after a boot I can play a game right away, sound is working. Other times it just hangs on the initial loading screen because it cannot initialize the sound module I think. The tricky part, I am using Logitech G930 headphones (USB), and have nothing plugged into my onboard sound card or the PCI-E Creative X-FI Extreme soundcard. I have disabled the built in NVIDIA HD audio and the Creative card, only leaving the G930 plugged in as the sound device. All drivers are loaded fresh. Is it a compatiblity issue with the G930 and Win7? Perhaps the software is not loading properly. More about : win7 x64 sound freezing boot | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove pkhamidar2com August 29, 2011 8:13:50 PM have you tried using the soundcard? Try updating your drivers, it might help, not too sure about the rest. oh wait i saw you said all drivers are loaded fresh. Is that from a disc? or did you do it via the net? hmm... im sorry but i dunno what else to say, i guess this will just bumpt he thread if anything. | Report abuse Sappo569 August 29, 2011 8:13:50 PM From my research: http://forums.logitech.com/t5/Headphones-Headsets-Micro... This seems to be exactly what I am experiencing... So almost 100% the answer is the G930 device it appears. Anyone have experience dealing with this device? Never had ANY problems with it in Vista, but it seems Win7 is a a whole diff ball of wax | Report abuse Sappo569 August 29, 2011 8:14:55 PM pkhamidar2com said:have you tried using the soundcard? Try updating your drivers, it might help, not too sure about the rest. No, I do everything from the headphones. Yea I went through all the sound related drivers last night... the lasted and greatest are installed | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Components>Win7 x64 - Sound 'freezing' every boot> Related ressources: ForumASUS E45M1-M Pro strange crashes ( Win7 x64 ) ForumAlways first boot each morning makes Win7 x64 freeze. Forum[ win7 pro x64 ] Strange issues including BSOD and semi- freezing ForumWin 7 x64 freezes at some games ForumDiagnosing Random Computer Freezing Forum"Random" freezing and lock-ups in Windows 7 64-bit / GTX 460 - Help!!! ForumWindows 7 x64 ATI display Drivers ForumASUS Mobo + Win7 x64 +AMD X4 = No HD Audio + Video stutters ForumRadeon HD 5970 Crashing/ Freezing (Please Help!) ForumWin7 x64 problem 4 months after build ForumVista x64 60-second freezes ForumWin7 x64 Boot SSD size? ForumLooking for sound card suggestion ForumHome surround sound , can i hook up to it ? ForumSound Blaster CT4830 ForumSound from pc to multiple tv's and desktop ForumNew machine won't boot! ForumPackard bell TJ61 in sleep mode / won't boot ForumSound Blaster Live or X-Fi ForumWin7 hdmi audio & pro logic? More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !