Whoops, that was my monitor, my computer is a Presario SP1850Nx (I thought it was a Paviilion).
FYI I added a graphics card and it worked okay, but I still had some issues so decided to do a restore--bad decision. After a full restore (had made the restore disks when I purchased the machine ) and they worked fine, but when I rebooted, got a "Code Purple" message. After googling I found out that this is a common problem with HP if you make any changes to the mother board/add hardware etc/ --something to do with tatooing the motherboard??) It is my understanding that HP was sued for this and lost the lawsuit, but when I contacted them I was told that my computer is obsolete and my only recourse was to purchase a new computer. Any suggestions? ANY help most appreciated. Thanks.
I gather that the restore didn't recognize your new hardwares. Try taking out the video card, then booting to windows at least and do the initial stuff like customizing the computer, updates, etc. Then, shut down and add video card, and boot again and see if the code goes away.
If not, you can always try installing a copy of windows by itself. But try the above first, that might work.