I started getting the message shown above after installing the ".inf" file while updating my monitor to a Dell 1905FP flat screen.
Everything worked fine when I physically replaced my old monitor with the new one, but the problem occurred when I was trying to install the correct drivers for the monitor.
When I tried to install the drivers using device manager and the Dell CD, Windows would never find the driver, so I opted to open the CD in Windows Explorer; right-clicked on the 1905FP.inf file and selected install.
Now when I start the PC I get BSOD when performing a normal boot, or any other flavor after F8, except Safe Boot. When I Safe Boot I cannot change any monitor settings and have a "default monitor" setup according to Display Properties. The drivers option is not accessable as the proerties option is grayed out from the Display Properties/Advanced/Monitor option.
I have read other answers that cover the 0x0000007E issue, and haven't gained any further insight to the problem. The 0x0000007E error seems to be so wide-ranging.
Any guidance with debugging this situation would be appreciated.