I have a Dell M1710 Laptop that has a video problem. The computer can only be started in safe mode. When trying to boot normally, it keeps recycling, and never finishes loading. I tried updating the video card drivers, same result. I finally disable the video card, and then the computer loads and works fine, except for playing DVDs, which won't play. If I re-enable the card, it will then work for a short period of time before shutting down. The computer worked fine for over a year. I also opened the case and tried reseating the video card. Still no luck!
Is there a possible cheaper replacement card I can use? The replacment for the NVIDIA Ge force Go 7950 GTX is in the $600.00 range.
Windows Vista Ultimate Service Pack 1
T2400 CPU 1.83 gig
4.0 gig Ram
32 bit os
Thanks for your help!