So I was about to run VMWare to run Windows for a specific task, and as usual connected my external Dell monitor to my MacBook Pro (August 2007 Santa Rosa model) via the DVI to VGA adapter. I haven't really had any major problems with this setup in the past, so the following issue really worries me. The first problem was that it didn't detect the right resolution, it normally sizes right up to the proper 1280x1024 resolution. This time however, it went to a funky 1156x??? that didn't quite fill up the screen. So I closed out of everything and shut down. When I restarted, it seemed everything was okay and got to the Apple logo, but then a "slide down" effect happened and the entire screen tinted completely blue with odd vertical blue lines of varying thickness. Then the translucent box saying to restart your computer popped up. I restarted, and this time instead of the whole screen getting the blue tinted vertical lines, it was confined to the Apple logo, and once again I got the translucent box with the restart message. So I powered down once again, but decided to unhook the external display. It looked like that did the trick, as it started up like normal. So now that I'm up and running perfectly fine, I plug back in my external monitor. Once again, I notice it isn't going directly to the proper resolution, so I manually select the 1280x1024 resolution, and seem to be going on my happy way when all of a sudden both displays start going crazy. Both displays start flashing and all that good stuff (mostly along the bottom half of the displays). Oh crap, this isn't good. So I immediately shut down and then unhook the display from my MBP. I then try to start up my MBP without the display attached, and now I'm getting the same blue tinted screen with blue tinted vertical lines, and then getting the translucent restart box. I tried 3 more times, each time getting either the completely blue tinted and lined screen, or just the lines in the Apple logo with a translucent restart box.One other thing that happened on another startup was that it did seem to boot properly, but before I got to the account select screen (I set up a guest account in addition to the main account), the mouse pointer became a wide blinking white bar. I restarted again and got the blue screen and lines. Could my video card (one of the crappy NVIDIAs) have finally fried, or is this completely unrelated?