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Greg M Aug 12, 2008, 12:32am EDT Report Abuse
My girlfriends laptop (Dell Inspiron 1420, new) behaves strangely:

After logging in, it loads for about 2-5 seconds, then the screen goes OFF, flickers to black, goes OFF, then comes back to life (process takes about 3 seconds). I uninstalled the graphics drivers (Intel GMA X3100) and the problem disappeared. As soon as I reinstalled them, it came back.

Turning off Aero does not help.

Any suggestions?


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Joshua Marius, LeThe Aug 13, 2008, 02:26am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Video "resets" after logon

Greg,

Are you getting the drivers directly from Dell? Try getting them directly from Intel: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/default.aspx

Joshua Marius
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Greg M Aug 13, 2008, 12:30pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Video "resets" after logon
I believe I tried both, and both did the same thing... I'll try again later though...

Has anyone else experienced this?

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FX-55, 2x 1GB GSkill, X1800XT (512MB), 2x250GB RAID-0, DFI SLI-D
http://www.gandmpc.com <-My 'project'
http://www.knownpsycho.com <-Web games!
Joshua Marius, LeThe Aug 13, 2008, 12:35pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Video "resets" after logon

I have seen this on a few laptops though. I think it's normal. Check any startup entries for Intel and try disabling them (as a test). I know Intel installs its own utility for video configuration.

Joshua Marius
http://www.letheonline.net
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Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
Intel Core i5-2500K
ASUS P8Z68-V LX
Intel SSDSC2CW180A3 180 GB
RAID 1: Seagate ST3750528AS 750 GB
CORSAIR Vengeance 8 GB DDR3 1600
eVGA GeForce 8800 GTS


 

    
 
 

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