If you unplug the second hard drive, does it start up as normal?
No, it does not boot with the second hard drive removed. I returned the hardware config to what it was when it was working. I think the bios is gone. I can't get to set up to change to set up mode so i can boot from thr recovery disc. Nothing seems to work. I removed and reseated the memory sticks, the video card. Still same problem, the fans come on the cd/dvd drive powers up, the led on the mother board is on and green. The power on light on the front of the tower is now amber instead of green. Would anything be gained by removing the battery to reset the bios? No clue what to do now.