To troubleshoot, I first hooked up another monitor, with the same results. I then removed the geo force video card and reinstalled the original video card that came with the computer, also with the same results.
Following my research, I decided to do a full system recovery. First, I tried hitting F10 upon bootup to enable the system recovery feature. I got the screen "Starting HP PC System Recovery..." and then it just stayed on that screen forever. I then rebooted and pressed escape key until i got the screen to select the CD drive where the first of two recovery disks was. After selecting it, I got the "Starting HP PC System Recovery..." and that just stayed on that screen forever.
Can anyone tell me what the problem is and what would be the best, and/or easiest, fix.