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I'm getting an inconsistant problem with my laptop.
At random intervals, the computer will either bulescreen, display a flat color (eg. bright red, or green), or the display will stop responding entirely.
i have no idea what's going on, or why this is happening, as it occurs most often when i'm just using firefox or msn.

Laptop is an Alienware M17x-R2
running win7
intel core i7 x940
Nvidia GeForce GTX 285M

any help would be appriciated
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Try updating your drivers from Nvidia

Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers
I'm already running the latest drivers from Nvidia's website.
which is sort of why i'm stumped
Actually the problem may be the fact that you updated your drivers from NVIDIA's website.

For Prebuilt systems and laptops, you should only update the drivers from the manufacturer website(that would be Dell in your case)

Was the problem happening before you updated the drivers?
no, it's only been happening in the past month or so.
and since i updated the drivers.
so i'll try that, if the problem persists i'll come back

thanks for the sugestion, it didn't really occur to me
well, so far that apears to be it.

thanks again.
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