Ok fellow blades, it is only once in a blue moon I ask anything of you but the problem I am about to explain has had me on nerves end for a few weeks now and I'm hoping some of the extreme techies here in silicon valley can help me out as you guys are my last option. I recently received a used Dell m1710 with win 7 ultimate installed (32 bit) and I am in love with the machine, but there's a big issue. I cannot play ANY of my games on it because of missing video plugins due to the video card drivers needing to be properly updated. The laptop has a nvidia geforce go 7950 gtx built in for which i have found numerous drivers from dell, nvidia themselves, and third party customized NONE of which will work. Every time I boot after installing the screen blacks out after windows loads. I have made sure to do clean uninstalls/installs and can easily remedy the black out by rebooting in safe mode, uninstalling whichever driver i had tried and restarting with the standard vga graphics enabled (but that doesn't allow for any gaming). If worse comes to worse I believe I can downgrade the system to xp and use older drivers. Before someone "googles this for me" know that I have already tried every driver and fix described on the first 40 or so pages on google when referring to this issue. So any help ANYONE here can provide would be greatly appreciated, if i've left out any necessary details let me know so I can fill in the gaps. Thanks again in advance and... Happy Thanksgiving!