I'm not sure if this is a hardware issue or a driver
My Dell laptop was been running stably for about 3 years.
I was using my computer today when I got a random BSOD, and I recognized the nVidia driver name. Whenever I tried to restart Windows normally, I get the same BSOD right after Windows starts to load.
I restarted Windows in safe mode, uninstalled
the display driver, and then ran DriverSweeper to make sure everything nVidia was gone. Restart. Windows starts fine in normal mode, using the Standard VGA driver.
I went to nVidia to download the latest drivers
(v280.26). I installed the latest driver without any extras (ie - just the "Graphics Driver" and not 3D Vision or nView), and did a "clean install" which overrides any profiles and uses the default display settings. Restart. Same BSOD on restart, every time.
Now I'm just using the default windows "Standard VGA Driver." Windows is running stably.
Anything else I can try? I think this may just be my GPU going down in flames.
Dell Latitude D830
Quadro NVS 140M
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Edit: Computer is 3 months out of warranty ><