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Reports to MS and ATI are useless. That's only to help MS, not you. You need to contact Dell Support directly since this is not a good out of the box experience. The video card might need to be replaced or worse.
This is a user to user forum, not Dell Support.
Before getting the video card replaced, do the following -
* Turn the PC off
* Unplug the power cord from the back of the PC
* Disconnect the monitor from the video card
* Remove the case cover
* Remove and reseat the video card
* Disconnect and reconnect all other PC plugs, cables, and memory sticks (The memory sticks should click when fully inserted)
* Close the case cover
* Reconnect the monitor to the video card
* Reconnect the PC power cord
* Power on the monitor and then the PC
If it still has issues, contact Support and get the video card replaced.
Thanks Chris done all that with no luck, Went to the ATI site and downloaded the complete Catilyst Control Center to 2 try's but finally got it to load so far so good no crashes in 2 days. THANKS FOR YOUR TIME AND INPUT
You can download a program called Whocrashed.
Awesome program. Diagnose blue screen errors/crashes and give direct cause and fix.
has never failed yet.
Thanks Chris done all that with no luck, Went to the ATI site and downloaded the complete Catilyst Control Center took 2 try's but finally got it to load so far so good no crashes in 2 days. THANKS FOR YOUR TIME AND INPUT 04/05/2011 UPDATE problem seems to be fixed. ATI software seem's to have fixed? must have been a bad upload @ DELL