experts - I've done a lot of tech work but have not seen this odd problem before. So far, it is humbling me. This is a 'new to me' HP Pavilion P7-1750T, fairly pedestrian i3-based system, H61 Chipset, no frills. Seagate 160gb 7200 drive, two sticks of DDR3, Windows 7 Pro new/fresh install "in progress".
I get every other driver loaded on the system save 1 - the Intel HD video/graphics display driver [so, it is using default standard/generic vga driver] and its fine... running happily. When I load the Intel-provided or Windows Update provided Intel HD driver, on the next boot [restart after driver 'install'] it will BSOD with the typical IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL 0x0000000a 00000000`000000d2 00000000`00000002 00000000`00000000 fffff800`03101474 ntoskrnl.exe
If I then restart, go to safe mode, system will boot 'normally'. Uninstall the device, restart, all is well except for the lousy video
I've checked and rechecked other devices - all the drivers are good, off the HP site, and really there is nothing much in the system: realtek audio, realtek gigabit NIC, H61 chipset drivers all loaded good, Intel Storage controller drivers good, the bios is up to date. I disabled PCI SERR#, and enabled it, and disabled/enabled palette snooping - none of that makes a diff.
I ran Memtest v5.01 for only a couple of hours and no errors. I intend to run it all day long, but I'm just stumped.
what would you suggest?