A few days ago on boot up my laptop restarted and then attempted windows repair. Came back to life.
Tonight while viewing Youtube my screen went black. I had to hold the power button down to restart. I chose start windows normally. When attempting to load windows I got a blue screen saying "Attemp to restart display driver
has timed out". After a few attempts I have managed to get it into safe mode and deleted the Nvidia Graphics driver. Restarted and all was fine (low resolution). I installed the graphix driver again an it happened again. Is my graphics card broke?? Please say no.
Alienware M7700 D900K
AMD Athlon 64 x2 4600+
GeForce 6800 Ultra
Windows 7 64
The Nvidia driver does not detect my graphix card so I have to add it in the Setup Information file. But I have had no problems for about nine month since I bought this laptop second hand.
I joined this site for another problem a few days ago. Slow speeds and constant HDD access but had a good clean out and was going to see how it went. Then this happened. I do not think they are related.