So, I did some more extensive troubleshooting. I tested my hardware using the Dell Diagnostic boot partition--it came up clean. I then remove my video driver and went to the one provided by Dell on their website for my laptop (184.108.40.20609 instead of 220.127.116.1164 provided directly from Intel). This gave me a little better experience. I noticed that I couldn't get a BSOD with this driver--at least I couldn't yet. I could only get it to completely freeze my system if, in the process of dragging the window quickly from one screen to the other, I managed to touch the "Aero Snap" areas. This would immediately freeze my system, both in WMP and VLC.
In the process of dragging the window, WMP would stop playing the DVD for about 10 seconds before it would continue in the new location of the window (if I didn't touch any Aero Snap areas). If I used VLC and got it to completely freeze my system (I never got VLC to give a BSOD), the sound would continue playing for minutes (without any video obviously because my computer was completely frozen) before I would finally use the power button to hard reset the system.
I reinstalled K-Lite Codec Pack yesterday and then used their media player classic today to troubleshoot with. Instead of completely freezing my system when I moved the window from one screen to the other I got the following fatal error:
"Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library
Program:...iles\K-Lite Codec Pack\Media Player Classic\mplayerc.exe
This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way.
Please contact the application's support team for more information."
I don't know if that sheds any light on the problem, but thought it interesting none the less.
I have attached another blue screen minidump to see if it's any different. I believe this was from WMP before I rolled back to the older driver.
So, to me it's looking like a bad set of drivers from Intel. It looks like there's a bad and a worse driver that I have access to. It's too bad too, because the newer driver from Intel has a "scheme" feature making it really fast and easy to switch between using dual monitors and just my laptop.