Ahh, this has really been pissing me off for the past weeks. I have a:
Sony Vaio VGN-SZ760N
OS Windows 7 Professional (was Vista Home Premium i think x[)
2.40GHz Dual Core
NVIDIA Geforce 8400M GS
Mobile Intel Graphics Accelerator x1300
A couple weeks ago my display would blink and freeze, the the display would turn off for about 3 seconds, then come back on, and I would get a message saying "Your graphics card has failed and was successfully recovered (or something like that)." It would sometimes do it just once, then it never occured for a while, or it would keep doing so for a while, and I would have to wait for it to go through the cycle like 7 times before I regained control. It usually happened whenever I plugged or unplugged it from the AC adapter. Well I turned my computer on one day, and I saw that Aero wasn't on, so I tried to re enable it. Eh, didnt work. Troubleshoot said its not supported. ??? I cant play any games like I would either, "GS failed to open", also, I can't change the screen brightness anymore, its set to full brightness all the time, I didnt know graphics had an effect on that.
Im pretty sure drivers are up to date, it was working before, they cant just be deleted like on their own.
I upgraded to Windows 7 around 5 months or so ago , so I'm pretty sure thats not the problem.
My laptop was dropped like 3 weeks before this all happened.
I did do a system restore due to some antivirus soft pro thing that infected my computer around 2 weeks ago, but I'm not sure if that was before or after my graphics complete failure, so thats not much there...
Laptop makes noise sometimes, like if I have it in a certain position.
It overheats excessively too.
If anyone could help, I'd be damn grateful, if ya need anymore info, I'll be checking this page every minute till I fall asleep lolol