I have an HP DV4T 1400 Laptop running on an upgrade CD version of Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit from Windows XP. I have had to reformat this computer many times before due to other problems, but now I keep getting a BSOD. I believe that the problem is my display driver
. My screen kept blacking out and then flickering back on with a message at the right hand bottom corner saying that the Display Driver failed but Windows recovered. I also notice that my display starts to have very small green looking dots on it anytime I am watching a video or have graphics loaded. I tried updating my drivers
on the HP website, but then came to read that the HP Drivers only work for Windows XP for some reason. After that I tried to system restore my computer to an earlier point, but the only point that saved was 2 days prior to me updating the drivers. After a couple of failed attempts at restoring, which also resulted in errors, I decided to reformat. When trying to reformat, the full process goes through but at the last stage the install doesn't take and returns me to this version of windows I have now, the one with the problems. I am not very tech savy but if given specific directions, I believe I can solve this problem myself if anyone can offer me a detailed solution.
Some Additional Info:
My graphics chip is an Mobile Intel (R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family.
I also cannot access the BiOS at start up, the start up just opens windows and provides my login to the system.
I've read up on the partition option, but I am not sure if my computer has it and when I try to activate, it warns me that if I don't have a partition set then my computer might stop working, so I'm stuck at what to do there.
Thanks in advance, if anyone can help I would greatly appreciate it!