the first thing i do to this machine is take out the ATi card it came with and put in a geforce. now every time it starts up, i get an ati warning saying the desktop loader cant load, and to remove the ati drivers permanently use add/remove programs. well, when i try that (add remove programs), i get an error message saying "Unable to uninstall older or non-ATI display drivers." what the hell? i tried this in safe mode with the same result. any suggestions??