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Nah, i re-formated the drive because i gave it a dedicated HDD instead this time instead of sharing it with Windows on the same drive.
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I was going to say you don't need to reinstall, but you're a step or two ahead of me. That's what I get for trying to sleep, I suppose.

Anyway, the problem is PROBABLY that ubuntu installed the wrong nvidia driver. Remember that nvidia finally dropped support for the FX 5xxx and the 173.xx drivers are the last ones that work. The 177.xx drivers don't work. Ubuntu apparently tries to install the newest driver and this doesn't work.

If you sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx-173 instead of using the hardware drivers tool then things should work out. (You may also have to remove nvidia-glx-177 if it was installed, prior to installing nvidia-glx-173.)

P.S. Isn't that just the cutest little fan?
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