The boot order was floppy, harddrive, harddrive, CD ROM. At the suggestion of tech support I changed this to harddrive only and now it get the following message:
"Verifying DMI Pool Data ..........
DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER"
Which just begins the cycle again.
Ok before I try your suggestion I want to make sure I understand what you are saying.
Flashing is what the system recovory disk is doing when it writes?
Clearing the CMOS, isn't that don' by pulling the battery out of the mobo? If not how is done?
I am not sure whether I have the Nvidia bootmanager or not. How would I know?
Occuring to tech support, they thought it was attempting to boot from the LAN and suggested that I set the harddrive to be the first boot device. But that didn't solve the problem.