Having problems with your Dell Dimension 4600C PC Desktop ?

My Dell 4600C, when turned on only shows a picture for 1-2 seconds then goes black. The computer is running, but there is no picture. Do I need a new video card?

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Hi again.
I think it maybe corrupt graphic drivers, start the PC up in safe mode by pressing F8 as it boots, it will take you into a sub menu safe mode is at the top so use your cursor keys to select it, if it lets you into safe mode don't choose system restore!! just right click on computer/my computer and select manage, then select device manager, it will generate a list of devices in the PC, look down the list for display adapters and click on the little cross on the left hand side to expand it, right click on the display adapter and uninstall it, then reboot the PC and start in normal mode, if it is the display adapter it will boot into the operating and reinstall the display drivers by itself.
Please keep me posted.

Good luck and thanks for using FixYa!!
I think you are on the right track...but I would download and reinstall the drivers first ...Do you in fact have a video card for sure? And you probably also have integrated video as well. (precluding you from have to purchase a new one unless you are a gamer) Anyway here are the drivers for both possibilities:
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