So this morning I was watching some videos online and all of a sudden the screen went green and fuzzy. The system froze and restarted on it's own. Then once it started up again, the screen was filled with pink and green squiggly lines and the desktop was hard to see. It froze again and gave a blue screen error. It went away quickly but I was able to catch something about an error with nvddmkm.sys and something else about STOP 0x00000116.
I did a quick search and found a few possible fixes. I'm thinking it had to do with a windows update done while I was sleeping. I was able to start up my system recovery and restored my pc back a few days. This worked for about 5 minutes and then it went black for a while and then BSOD. Now I'm at the point where even safe mode won't boot up at all so the latest windows update cannot be uninstalled. I even get multicolored artifacts while the computer is booting up (system info, windows splash screen, etc) which leads me to believe my video card might be at it's final days.
Please say it isn't so! A few months ago I had a similar problem on my desktop and just gave up and bought a new video card. I just don't want to shell out more money I really don't have right now.
Any help or advice would be appreciated.
EDIT: Forgot to mention some specs. It's a Sony Vaio VGN-FZ180E running Vista with an NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT video card.
Edited by luie620, 30 January 2010 - 04:44 PM.