How did you get recovery/restore to work as I'm having the same problem with my S1200BTS.
Was booting up OK but after updating BIOS software now just goes round in circles attempting to reboot every 10 seconds.
Than I did as per Intel instructions put latest BIOS S1200BTS_SUP_EFI_BIOS40.zip software onto USB in directory and moved recovery link on mobo. This did not work- still goeas round in circles.
Some modifications need to be done to perform the BIOS recovery:
1. Make sure your USB key is formatted in FAT/FAT32 file system.
2. Copy the following files from the BIOS package to the root directory of your USB key:
3. Open flashScript.nsh with Notepad and modify the file name in the second last line, so that the file looks like this:
echo Flashing S1200BTS BIOS...
iflash32 -u -ni R0040Rec.cap
4, Rename flashScript.nsh to startup.nsh
5. Follow the BIOS RECOVERY INSTRUCTIONS in ReleaseNotes_BIOS_02.00.0040.txt.
After the recovery, perform a full BIOS update again so that the ME firmware is also updated.
Did all you said and no luck-
Checked FAT32 format.
Just had files as per your instruction with iflash32 -u -ni R0040Rec.cap modified.
When powering up doesn't look like it goes anywhere near the USB.
Tried rear USB just in case cable to front panel is faulty.
Tried recovery link in both position as not really sure from mobo diagram document.
I have USB key with recovery files plugged in to rear port.
Led code is-
X X X O X O X O (North Bridge PEI Module Starts?) (Led ON=O, Led Off=X)
Does this code for a few seconds then powers off and then powers up again.
Board is fitted with-
Memory= Kingston KVR1333D3E9S/8G
Power Supply=Antec Neo 400W
Same code with out HDD plugged in.