Hello everyone. Recently I posted in a malware removal forum because I was having some issues regarding malware. It seems that my problems have been resolved, however, a new one has a arose and this forum is the more appropriate place to address it.
While resolving my previous malware issue (found here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic419648.html
) I was asked to run Combofix. After doing this, my NVIDIA graphics card no longer worked. I tried reinstalling the driver and it didn't help. I have an Alienware M11x which is supposed to automatically switch over to the NVIDIA card when it detects a graphics-demanding program, but it no longer does it. Even when I right-click on the program and select "run with graphics processor...high performance NVIDIA" the program still will not utilize it, rather it will use the integrated graphics card which is pretty lousy.
I'd like to point out that the control panel for NVIDIA still works, so I'm not really sure where the issue stems from. And while reviewing the log for the Combofix scan I did I saw that it did not remove anything related to the graphics card, so there is a chance that the two events are unrelated. Additionally, my computer sometimes comes up with blank icons, for example, in my icons menu on my toolbar some things such as Spybot S&D and even my power indicator will be blank, as if there is no icon for it. This is a manageable problem that is resolved with a simple restart, however I figured I should mention it in case it is related or somehow helps solve my main issue with the graphics card.
My computer is an Alienware M11xR2 running on 64-bit Windows 7, SP1. I have 4gigs of RAM, the Core i5 processor, and my video card is the NVIDIA GeForce GT 335m.
Any help is greatly appreciated!