its a good saying, got to say that! MO? heh, oops... actually I'm in TN. Anyhow, looks like he did unplug the vid card and then plugged it back in and its working. I've seen this problem OFTEN. The way I see it, if its running fine... and usually no vid= bad seating... bad processor= one long, annoying continuous beep... bad MBD... well, nothing at all. Thats why I'd have to say vid card. Heh, is betting in the forums legal?
anyhow, that should fix the no vid error... the reboots are another issue. VIA and NVidia have a known issue on some of the chipsets. I'll give you the link for it. That maybe why the rebooting is occuring. The no vid, though... I still think thats just a matter of a reseat. Either VIA or NVidia are supposed to comeup with a software update... when, I dont know... here's a link (just type in "VIA NVIDIA problems" in a search..
These are a few of the URL's... there are more, though. Some talk of a specific chipset while others say the VIA and NVidia (newer, I'm guessing) have a SERIOUS compatablility problem.
Here is a forum with some good bits, too: