Ok, so I have about a two to three year old system. Still running XP. It's an ibuypower special with an ASUS M2N-ESLI motherboard. I have two Nvidia GeForce8500 512mb video cards set up for a single monitor ouput. So fast forward to yesterday an I notice all of a sudden my screen very slowly updates when i scroll up or down. I check the device manager and find one of the two cards is can't start all of a sudden. Also I notice the Nvidia control panel is nowhere to be found on my system now and is apparently not launching at startup. Fair enough I'll try a system restore. No luck Alright, I'll update the driver, it's an older version...No can do, once I install the newest version of the driver the system won't boot and forces me to go into safe mode until I roll back the driver. What's more is that I noticed while doing this that for some reason the BIOS is very odd, EG most of the ASCI letters are wrong for the words they are supposed to spell just odd like the BIOS is now corrupted somehow. I've also tried reinstalling the Nvidia control panel which will not load either. Lastly, the resolution which comes up under my display settings obviously doesn't match the output. Right now it's telling me my display is 640 by 480 with 8bit color but It's pretty obviously 1280 x 768 full color. I'm at a loss and way over my head... any thoughts? Wanna kill these ads? We can help!