the CD-ROM isn't the first boot drive
Timmie thinks that his video card is going crazy. Timmie brings his computer over to his friend's house so they can put in a new video card and a slave hdd. Timmie's friend puts in the video card putting the monitor cable in the right place and hooks up the slave and then boots the computer up in safe mode to find that it has not recognized the new hdd. Timmie's friend reboots and still nothing. The timmie's friend takes out the video card and puts the monitor cable back in the mobo slot and turns it on... blank screen... timmie's friend puts the video card in the computer again and puts the monitor cable in the video card slot.. again, black screen...
What happened and how would you fix it?
reset the BIOS by taking out the battery, plug it into the onboard video, then disable it in BIOS. shut down, then put in the other video card and the monitor cable into the video card.
as for the hard drive, he needs to format it. he can do it in gpedit.msc.