ok, it went down like this:
was surfing the web a couple weeks ago, bored at the time.
i go to all my usual sites like normal, then i come to this one.
never once had a problem with this site, but this particular day i click on forums, and my computer crashes
hmm, that's odd. hard reset, doesn't boot. try again - same result.
ok, reinstall driver in safe mode . . . nothing
again . . . nothing
reformat, runs normally start installing all the software i use, get to the video driver card crashes again
reformat again, reinstall again, crashes again
do this about 7 times, same thing everytime
killdisk time, fresh install of everything sans video driver, works perfectly
been running like this for 3 weeks now, tried installing the video driver again . . . crashed
safe mode, uninstall driver, works fine
computer is a gateway core 2 duo standard crap you get from a store
video card is a pny geforce 8500 gt, bfg tech of similar specs, and a gigabyte a little lower (tried all 3)
i need something to work, cause i need open gl for some programs to work right
unless i can get open gl as a standalone program somewhere