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Attempt to reset the display driver... - geforce gt220

I am trying to install a PNY geforce gt220 graphics card in my computer. The problem: When I first boot up with the card windows starts normally, but at a low resolution, any the drivers are installed. When I restart the computer after this (per instructions) the windows symbol comes up, disappears, at at the point where the login screen usually appears the screen is simply a very dark blue (as it is between those two screens) until finally a blue screen comes up with the message
"Attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout failed."
I can start the computer in safe mode, but it will not start normally unless I uninstall all of the drivers, at which time the process begins again.

The computer starts and runs normally if I switch the monitor to the VGA port that was already on the computer and reboot.

What I have tried:
-installing several different versions of the Nvidia driver
-install the latest directx
-un and reseating the card

My Specs:
Dell Inspiron 530 (2007)
Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 @ 2GHz
3GB DDR2 ram

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In reply to: Attempt to reset the display driver... - geforce gt220

I forgot - I am running Windows 7 64-bit

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You have the correct driver?

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In reply to: Attempt to reset the display driver... - geforce gt220

I'm having the exact same problem with my Dell 518. I have been googling about it and someone else had the problem with a different dell. I'll keep looking around and let you know if I find anything. I did all the same stuff. It's a pain because even after you uninstall the driver, windows just reinstalls it when you boot back up. I completely pulled the card out of my machine until I can find a solution.

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Same O.S.

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BTW, I'm also running Win 7 64 bit pro.

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The other guy

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Me too, kinda

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I have a PNY GT240 1GB, running Windows 7 64bit. When I am working in the 64 bit version of Photoshop and I am moving around a layer on a large file, the drag stalls, the music I am listening to stalls as well, usually playing a 1/2 second sample over and over again in rapid succession, and then things go back to fine. Then after a while the screen will blue screen. I get the Blue Screen of Death.

I don't know if it's faulty hardware as much a bug in the driveer. I have upgraded the driver four times now, and the problem seems to getting a little better. But still, I am hoping for a final fix on this issue.


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