Very strange problem... This is a new HP Pavilion Elite h8-1040 Desktop, with 10 GB of RAM running Windows 7.0 Home Premium 64bit (HP ZR24w monitor). Whenever I open a browser, maximize it and go to google.com, the screen goes blank. I have to do an Alt/F4 to close the browser in order to get the screen back. This happens for Internet Explorer 9, Google Chrome, Firefox... all just installed.
I have Avast! A/V running with the latest updates, I did a full scan with Trend Micro Housecall, and they couldn't find anything. It only happens when I go to google.com. All the other search engines that I tried (including bing.com, yahoo.com... ) work fine.
In both IE and Firefox, google.com works fine if the browser is not maximized while in Chrome, it seems ok for a second or so and then it flickers back and forth a few times before going blank. However, all of the go blank right away if I go to google.com while they are maximized.