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      01-05-2009, 12:01 AM   #1
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2008 E90 328i  [3.50]
Computer boots normally but goes blank at login screen

Heres the problem.

Something has gone haywire with my old laptop's video card or video card driver. I was just browsing the interwebs when the screen flickered and went black. The computer will start up normally displaying with windows logo and the loading screen. But once it gets to the login screen all I get it a black screen. I booted it up in safe mode and I was able to see everything after bootup, so while in safe mode I deleted my video card driver and restarted the computer. Everything worked fine and it booted up normal with the excpetion the revolution was in 800x600. Device manager automatically re-installed the drivers and then I went into display properties to increase the resolution. I switched it to 1024x768 and it was ok. As soon as I tried to increase it beyond that the screen went completely black again and wouldn't go back. And I basically have to keep repeating the steps above to get it to load in normal mode at 800x600.

So what the heck is going on and any idea on how to fix it?