1) Replaced motherboard in a Dell Vostro 1500. Motherboard shows Inspiron 1520, but service tag is for a Vostro. no big deal
2) Laptop had Vista on it originally and booted up first time no problem and loaded drivers and after reboot it cycles through and will only boot up in safe mode. On occasion will get a BSD about the Intel video driver. If I remove driver it boots up fine.
3) Put in a different hard drive to see if I can get a fresh install of Vista and tried Windows 7 also. Same thing happens each time after initial setup and the reboot it can not start to complete setup except in safe mode.
4) Backed down to doing an install of XP SP3 and it sets up fine, all drivers load up I download from Dell,until I load the video driver and we're back to either BSD or booting into safe mode. When I removew the driver under XP it boots up fine.
Am I looking at a hardware issue with this??
Would you return the motherboard for another replacement for video chip reasons??