I set the BIOS setup jumper to "Configure", and was indeed able to configure. I didn't really change much, basically just the time and date. I did poke around a bit verifying that my CPU, memory, hardware, and DVD driver were all probably identify (they were).
Let me add, that when I am in the jumpered "configuration" setup mode, and I go over to the Hardware Monitoring menu, everything is "N/A" (see pic below).
Is this normal? If not, could it be the reason I can't do a normal boot (BIOS incorrectly thinking there is a massive hw fault)?
Just to close this, the problem turned out to be a bad/defective new motherboard.
After getting it replaced, the problem disappeared. The "key" to successfully getting those to agree it was indeed the motherboard, was all the "N/A" being listed in the hardware monitor.
Usually, this is how we resolve the n/a values in the hardware monitoring
The board has an option called Intel Management Engine Bios.
You can access the MEBx bios by pressing Ctrl+P.
Some board needs to have the settings enabled in the Bios in order to access it.
Bios >> Boot Configuration >> Intel ME Setup Prompt: Enable.
Go into the Ctrl + P MEBx Bios
Intel ME COnfiguration >> Enter
Intel Quiet System Technology >> Enable.
Save and Exit
I've just installed my E2200 processor (rescued from a BIOSTAR MB - junk!) on my new DG43GT. I had the same problem you
describe with the pwr supply turn on - fans start & then stop: this is weird & causes fan error to be logged. However, when I
activate the front-panel pwr switch, I obtain a normal POST & boot to Win XP (SP3).
I have suppressed the spurious fan error logs (for proc & rear fans) by the "DISABLE" option in the BIOS menu item for
Fan Error logging.