Your graphic card driver
is on nvidea and is NVIDIA DRIVERS 260.99 WHQL
"So I went to the nVidia website to download the driver and I eventually had to use a third party site to download the correct driver (due to corrupted files from nVidia). "
Seems to be what your looking for. If you downloaded your graphics driver from another
site. You could have gotten one that is not for your version of windows and graphics card.
As part of the NVIDIA Verde Notebook Driver Program
, this is a reference driver that can be installed on supported NVIDIA notebook GPUs. However, please note that your notebook original equipment manufacturer (OEM) provides certified drivers
for your specific notebook on their website. NVIDIA recommends that you check with your notebook OEM about recommended software updates for your notebook. OEMs may not provide technical support for issues that arise from the use of this driver.
There is the distinct possibility that dell has made some mods to your graphics board as they don't show a windows 7 compatible driver for your machine.
but, I assume you have been to dell and put in your service tag and searched for video drivers for your computer??? Also, you might want to try the vista drivers..
Ain't google wonderful..