Problem is fixed for now. Reading through another post, I came across this;
I posted my finding there. Bottom line is by uninstalling Windows update kb2670838, all my problems are gone. Seems as though lately I spend hours and hours on the weekends trying to fix problems that Microsoft Updates create on Wednesday and Thursday the previous week. Thanks Microsoft!
Thanks for posting back the solution that worked for you.
Your Welcome Chris
FYI, here's a summarry of my experience and findings from various forums regarding this update, hopefully it will help prevent others from the same issue or prompt someone to figure out a solution. From what I've read, my experiences or any combination of them are not uncommon;
- I'm running Windows 7 x64 (updates current), IE9 on an HP ProBook 4730s. 2 years old, never had any issues
- Last week Windows wanted to restart to perform updates. I let it and after restart I allowed Adobe to perform the updates that had been prompting me to install for a couple of days( Flash 11.6.602.171). Within minutes I started experiencing Blue Screens. This would happen randomally about every 5 - 10 mins. only with Internet Explorer.
- Cause of Blue screens point towards igdpmd64.sys which is an intel graphics driver for hd3000 graphics ( I have intel hd3000 and AMD Radeon graphic chips.
- I deleted all graphic drivers and reinstalled current ones from HP and got rid of my blue screens.
- All worked well except, there was no Taskbar live preview(only showed icons instead of actual window), no silverlight video(blank section on screen), no embedded flash objects(only blank section on screen), Youtube worked fine, and no output for auxillary monitor on VGA or HDMI port.
- I updated to IE10 with same results
- I tried earlier versions of Flash with same results
- I uninstalled kb2670838 and all works fine
- Uninstalling kb2670838 also reverted back to IE9 so this update must be required for IE10
- Hours and hours of work because of an issue with a Microsoft update. All issues are related to graphic problems, yet, the update was to improve performance of various graphic components. Yeh, it sure did! LOL
Hope this is helpful to someone.
Thanks again Mike. I'm working to find the appropriate parties over at Microsoft so we can get this resolved asap.