I recently finished putting together a new build (my first time). It passed POST and everything seemed to be working until I noticed that a dialog popped up with "Display driver updated" and restarted my computer. Restarting caused the monitor to have haphazard white stripes all across it after the BIOS screen (on the Windows loading screen). (If necessary, I will put up a picture later - at work right now.) Going into safe mode and uninstalling the driver software allowed the system to start up normally again.
People across the internet seem to think that the graphics card might be broken (not as a response to me personally but to others with a similar problem), but my graphics card is almost brand new out of the box, so I find this unlikely. Others have suggested ensuring that all the motherboard drivers (including the BIOS) are up to date before installing the GPU drivers. (Once I get home from work today, I'll re-check this thread, update all my motherboard and BIOS drivers, and try again.)
I'd really like to ask for help and make sure there's nothing wrong with the GPU, or with any of my other components, before giving up on it and asking for a refund/exchange. Any help would be very greatly appreciated.
Intel Core i7-4790 Haswell processor
ASRock H97 Anniversary motherboard
Crucial M500 240 GB SSD
WD Blue 1 TB HDD
Asus GTX 980 Ti GPU
Corsair HXi 850W Platinum PSU