Hello to all... maybe I can get some help or some insight from others who have been in a similar situation.. I have had my M17x 260M sli since sept 2009.. I mainly play final fantasy 14.. a month ago the game froze on me and I got a msg says "display driver failed to respond" and the pc froze up... so after a reboot I tried again and I started seeing green blotches and lines on the screen... then everything was choppy and the game froze up again... after numerous attempts I either get a blue screen or the pc just freezes completely.. I even got an nvida msg to close some programs due to low power or something... I have my laptop plugged in all the time... I do notice when I unplug my laptop my battery says @ 100% then dies to 0% after 10 min... now when I load using hybrid graphics (gtx 260M sli) when the desktop loads it stays all black just with a mouse cursor... could I just have a faulty battery not supplying enough juice to my graphics cards? which I find hard to believe since it stays plugged in anyway... or could my nvidia cards have gone bad? I have 2 so I find it kind of odd for 2 to go out at the same time right? when I use my on-board nvidia 9400 graphics every thing workd fine however I cand run games with it Please!!! anyone with any knowledge or that can share a similar experiences please help... Dell / Alienware now are money hungry and ruthless... I am no longer under warranty and I can't even speak to a tech unless I pay... Please help!!! Amy
Power off. Remove the battery. Power on using only the AC adapter. Test the system.
RESTART RUN IN SAFE MODE
UNINSTALL ALL NVIDIA DRIVERS FROM CONTROL PANEL
RESTART AND REINSTALL THE DRIVERS.... IT HAPPENED AFTER A WINDOWS UPDATE TO ME.. AND IM FIGURING OUT HOW TO GET THE BEST DRIVERS TO GET IT WORNKING.....