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Strange Drivers(?) Problem

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Hey Guys,

my computer is acting up and I can't figure it out on my own.
Here are the symptoms:
- Computer freezes at startup screen (right when the windows logo morphs together) but doesn't crash
- I can still use the computer without being able to see it (the screen is still the logo but I can hear startup sounds when I type in my password and can use keystrokes to restart pc)
- Sometimes I can get to a visible log in page then it freezes and crashes and one time I got to the desktop then it froze and crashed.
- Safe mode works just fine. That's where I am right now.

I don't know what the culprit is here and I don't have any spare parts that I could try swapping out.

I desperately need your help.
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System restore seems to have cleared up the problem. I may have panicked prematurely

EDIT: my graphics driver keeps screwing up. I'm going to assume that's a culprit and install an older one.

EDIT 2: I rolled back from 320.49 to 320.18 but I kept having problems. Then my computer froze completely so I restarted it and I'm back in safe mode
Edited by KG363 - 8/26/13 at 5:48pm
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EDIT 3: I uninstalled the driver through Windows device manager and was able to boot back to the regular Windows but then windows reinstalled its own driver and required me to restart. 320.49 couldn't detect the card. When I restarted I was back at the frozen windows logo like before. I can't get the graphics drivers to work as windows wants to install the ones they provide and the driver installer from nvidia tells me to go to "new devices".

Please help me out here.

EDIT 4: As long as I don't try to install a driver the computer doesn't crash however all of the reasons of owning a graphics card are out the window it seams.

EDIT 5: I think I figured it out! I moved the computer earlier and maybe the card shifted. I took it out and reseated it along with its power cords and now it seems to be working fine!
Edited by KG363 - 8/26/13 at 8:58pm
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