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I'm not sure, what else we can try.
You don't have Vista DVD by any chance?
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I'm not sure what this is :3

Are Overheating/RAM/Hard Drive the only possible thing that could be causing the crashes? (Non-malware)
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Malware can cause all kind of weird behavior.

You can always...start a new topic in the Malware Removal and Spyware Removal area.

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Well, like I said in my first post, Essexboy and I already did a run-through and there was no apparent malware =\

Could something in my registry have caused the crashes?

Edited by AndySE, 10 August 2009 - 05:48 PM.

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Ooops, I read too many topics :)

I suppose, you're facing reinstall.
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That's to be expected :).

Would anything like registry errors, graphics card errors, Mobo/Processor errors cause these crashes?
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All possible, but not easy to investigate.
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I see. Well, I'll reformat my computer in a bit and hopefully things will be resolved.
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Keep us posted :)
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Okay, my computer's been reformatted but I still experienced the crash.

I'm 99% sure what the problem is though. It's my video/display driver.

Here's the windows report:
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Address a problem with NVIDIA Graphics Driver

NVIDIA Graphics Driver has stopped working properly.

A driver update, if available, might prevent this problem from recurring."

This makes sense too, since the dell startup screen when you first power up your screen is messed up after a crash. Also, most of the time, it crashes when I'm watching a movie.

Before the reformat, there was a mention of a "nvlddmkm." right now, I'm going to work on trying to install driver updates and see if that does anything.
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Is this on-board video, or video card?
Laptop, or desktop?
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It's a laptop. I'm not sure of the difference between an on-board video and a video card.
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Well, since it's laptop, there is not much to play with except for video driver itself, so try to reinstall it, find newer one, etc.
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So the only option is to update/reinstall it...hmm, okay.

Would this driver error possibly need me to replace my entire video card?
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You can't replace video chip in a laptop.
I mean, it's possible, but the cost would be higher than what's laptop worth.
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