Re: reseting a computer
when you turn on your computer or restart it, you will see somewhere on the bottom of the screen that tells you to press the "Del" key or "F1" key depending on the manufacturer of the motherboard. When you see it ask for that, press the appropriate key right away to get into a blue screen. Then you can look around somewhere for Boot Sequence and see the order the PC takes to find your system boot files.
I have mine set to:
The hard drive comes dead last in the boot order on all my PCs.
*Fact: Microsoft Window's Blue Screen of Death vs Computerforums.org's White Screen of Death. Which is worse?