Question about Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop
When I power up, Windows XP appears to be starting just fine. After about 2 minutes as various programs launch, my screen turns into a psychedelic-looking screen with large pixels in primary colors (similar to safe mode) with wide black vertical lines across the entire screen. An alert box pops up, but I cannot read what it says because of the picture being so bad.
I don't think it's the video card because it looks fine when the computer initially boots. Could it be a driver gone bad?
Ur video card heats to much, so check if the fan in ur video card is working, if ur video card didn't have a fan try to install one
Posted on May 26, 2009
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Safe mode is a troubleshooting option for Windows that starts your computer in a limited state. Only the basic files and drivers necessary to run Windows are started. The words "Safe Mode" appear in the corners of the display to identify which Windows
mode you are using. If an existing problem does not reappear when you
start in safe mode, you can eliminate the default settings and basic
device drivers as possible causes.
If you don't know the cause of the problem, you can
use the process of elimination to help you find the problem. Try
starting all of the programs you commonly use, including the programs in
your Startup folder, one by one, to see if a program might be the
cause of the problem.
If your display works in safe mode then you have a video driver issue or virus or software issue.
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