Just a quick question, is this a notebook that supports ATI's drivers? I only ask because many (including mine) only accept drivers directly from the notebook manufacturer.
Yep, I installed the newest ATI drivers from the ATI site in september when I got it. It crashed in febuary and I reinstalled windows. That is when the problem started. I've been running it without graphics card drivers from febuary till now (college was hectic and it wasn't a pressing concern).