Today the video on my laptop went out. Before this happened I had received some driver errors from Windows, after recently updating the video drivers. I tried to reboot my laptop but it booted to a black screen. However I was able to get my laptop to boot to safe mode, however, a system restore was not successful. What did work was uninstalling the video drivers, but every attempt to reinstall the drivers resulted in the same problem. Even downloading new drivers from nvidia. The Laptop is a Gateway FX series and the video card is a Nvidia 8800m gts. I am praying that it's a driver or OS issue.
It could be that the reference Nvidia driver is not working with your laptop GPU due to the laptop version not being listed in the INF. Try downloading the modified driver from laptopvideo2go.com (301.42 for Windows 7/Vista 32bit or 301.42 for Windows 7/Vista 64bit seem to be their latest Windows 7 drivers for the 8800M GTS) and see if that works any better.
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