Ok, I came back from vacation. 3 days without Internet. Do you think that is bad? well.......
I think my video card just died
I had been having problems for a while. Suddenly I would have garbage in the screen and then it freezes, but just the screen. I can still do stuff (that I can hear)
I thought it was video drivers, so I re-install them. Same problem, so finally today I came back from a long day at work (15 hours) and I decided to play a game. I opened NFSU and I couldn't see anything. Rebooted, and after log on it will tell me mode unsopported (that is what the monitor said) Weird, since the monitor supports resolutions of 1600x1280 and I was just using 1280x1024. So I tried in safe mode, changed resolution to 800x600 and tried again with no luck.
I went back to safe mode, unistalled drivers, rebooted, windows installed standard drivers, then I installed 53.03 drivers, rebooted... and then garbage again in the log in screen. So I thought, OK that is it, maybe the card is not well seated. I took the card out and reseated. Rebooted and after 10 minutes, garbage again (and some time later BSOTD)
I don't know what else to try before accepting the idea of a dead card.