The integrated graphics card and it's driver. That is where the problem is. Generally it is advised to stay away from Intel integrated video and use an ATI or nVidia card. There is no info on the HP page about expansion slots, but can you try a 'normal' video card?
There are some low-profile slots though 1 of them are occupied by the firewire card: 1 low-profile PCI, 2 low-profile PCI Express x16, 1 low-profile PCI Express x1
We actually purchased 13 of these computers for video editing, so I really hope it is possible to fix this without buying 13 low-profile graphics adapters. What gets to me is the fact that it does work when I disable the driver. (!) Shold therefore be doable to make a driver/update that works :-(
Any ideas? Or, in worst case, anyone know about a low-profile graphics card that works?
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Your first effort should be to figure if it is a driver issue. In order to really pinpoint the problem, either have HP solve this for you if they are willing and capable, or open your case, insert any normal video card and try. If that works, you will be 100% sure it is a hardware/driver problem and you can then consult with HP how to solve this. I don't envy you since opening the case may entail removing it completely from the mobo and PSU, but I have no better solution if HP can't help you solve this. Sorry.