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#16
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RustedBass,

What you would want to do is go over to support.dell.com click on drivers and downloads. Click on enter tag. Put in your service tag and download a updated driver for your Video card and install it. Let me know if this helps with your issue.
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Tux,

I have done this perpetually with no resolve. Literally, I have reinstalled the video driver no less than 7 times...
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Tuxmaster the thread for malware was never responded to. Being there was no resolution there then the only reasoning I have seen for this issue is corrupted video memory. This issue happened alot with the old isa and pci vga cards in the late 90's. The only way that it could be resolved was by replacing the video card. Seeing that this is a built onboard then disabling onboard and putting a addon card would remedy the problem.
Again I don't know with 100 percent that the problem will not come back as the potential malware issue has not been addressed. I don't mean to overstep but just wanted to restate what I mentioned in post #6
Here is the link to malware thread.
http://www.geekstogo...ts-t233320.html Posted 3/24/09
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http://mikelab.kiev....AMS/programs_en
Go here and download the video memory stress test.
If it fails then you will have to replace your video card.
If it passes, then it might be malware.

Good Luck :)
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I ran that test edge - every file that it scanned counted as an error. Is there an operator error, or is my card really finished...?
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Try and see if it is your system RAM, although VERY unlikely

http://www.memtest.org/

Go here to download memtest. Go to Download (Pre-built and ISOs)

Get the file that is named Download - Pre-Compiled Bootable ISO (.zip)
It should be under v.2.11
Unzip the file once you download it. You should have a .iso file in the unzipped directory.

http://www.terabyteu...ee-software.htm

Go here and download Burncdcc. Open up the .iso file that you unzipped earlier with Burncdcc. Burn a CD using this program (burn at a slow speed (1X))

Now you should have a bootable CD that has memtest on it. This program tests your RAM and ensures it is in good condition. Once you have the CD, you should take out all sticks of RAM from your computer except one.
Boot from the disc, and run the memory test for at least 7 passes.
After this test passed or failed, try the other stick of RAM (if there is another).
Run this test overnight if you want to.

http://www.dummies.c...our-laptop.html
Read this if you have a notebook.

http://www.associate...ter.html?cat=59
Watch this video to remove RAM on a desktop.
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I am about to run the test. At this point, does it appear as if I need a new video card?
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Maybe you do. I'm not an expert on video cards so I really don't know. The test failing will actually be a good thing, allowing you to find the source of the problem. If nothing I try to fix works maybe it can also be malware.
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