You could try a thorough driver update, but if your problem is a graphics hardware problem and not a software/driver problem, then you might be in more trouble.
Thats kind of what I was afraid of. I just did a driver update that came through from Nvidia this evening and it did no good at all.
I even tried updating the drivers from Nvidia manually the other day and I lost ALL of my Alienware software for everything .... couldn't even use the espawn function or anything, then I restored back to previous and it was ok other than the whole crashing business. Every other aspect of the laptop is working beautifully
This is getting very frusterating to say the least
Thanks for the info though