I know this isn't a tech forum but everyone is (I would think) using a computer day in and day out and may have run across a similar problem. I've looked at the Dell forums and didn't see much help, if any. I'm also out of warranty. I have a Dell Inspiron E1705 w/ a Core2Duo 2.0, 2 Gigs of Ram and the GeForce Go Nvidia 7900 GS video card running on Vista Home Prem 32 bit. Late Tuesday night while I had some charts up (keeping an eye on the ES) but not doing anything, the BSOD screen pops up and has since only allowed me to boot in safe mode. Some of Errors listed are: "Display Driver Failed" "Stop: 0x00000116" with a few other 0x89xxxx codes following (I wrote them down if needed). "Nvlddmkm.sys - Address 8FA0FF30" plus another similar code and a datestamp. EDIT: Forgot to mention, I see a lot of exclamation marks and vertical lines when trying to boot up!!! I also tried the Dell diagnostics and the video test had several failures. I have updated the driver and after not helping, uninstalled the driver and then installed an older driver which also didn't help. I also did a system restore to 2 weeks ago, which also hasn't helped. I understand something is wrong with either the vid driver and/or card but is there anything I can do to verify which it is, so I only replace/repair what is needed? And is it possible it damaged other parts in the process? If pertinent, I also recently (3 weeks ago) started using an Antec laptop cooler which plugs into the laptop for powering its fans. Anyone with any help or advice is much appreciated.