I just purchased a slightly used Dell desktop from my brother. Very new, but he is getting a divorce...
Anyway: I went home and plugged everything in. Everything works as long as I load in safe mode. I have 4-bit color and cannot change my AWFUL display at all.
I did nothing odd or unusual. It worked fine at my brother's home yesterday. Although I hope he wouldn't do this, he may have taken out his video card, which he said was "top of the line." Would that be something I could check?
What else could be causing this? I really need to get to business!