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Dell Studio (Vista SP2) Won't Boot After atikmdag.sys error

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A few days ago I had an atikmdag.sys error on a Dell Studio 1730 laptop running Vista sp2. After the error, the computer would not boot up at all - I would turn it on, and it would just be a black screen. Eventually, I was able to get it to boot by doing a static discharge (unplugging, pulling the battery, holding down the power button for 60 seconds, then reconnecting.) When I got it running again, I ran all diagnostics, and it is not any sort of hard disc error.

It seemed to be running fine once I got it up and running again, but last night I had another atikmdag.sys error/BSOD. I was able to restart it fine immediately after, but this morning I am getting the same black screen, and doing the static discharge trick doesn't work anymore. I simply can't get the computer to do anything. (It's not a power thing, as all the lights on the keyboard work.)

Any suggestions?



Edited by manchild84, 26 May 2011 - 04:20 PM.

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Hi manchild84,

Welcome to Geeks to go!

(It's not a power thing, as all the lights on the keyboard work.)

It may be more of a driver issue. Please see here--> Solutions to how to fix the annoying atikmdag error!

See Method #10.

Donna :)
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