I am really fearing to go for recovery mode as it damaged the motherboard two times.
I want to double check with you about the recovery mode process. if you don't mind, could you elaborate more about it?
When I try the recovery-mode, I switched-off the system and replaced the jumper to "normal-mode" as poromted to change the jumper after successful completion of the Bios Update.
But after re-start, the system is going to re-boot loop (i.e. re-booting for every 5 sec. (aprox.)). There is no POST and display.
Thanks in advance!
Sorry, I described exactly what I do, and it run successfully (I was using bios ver.0028).
After boot-up with the jumper set to "Recovery" and the CD inserted (with the ISO bios+IFLASH2.EXE modified!) pc run without displaying nothing.
It start loading in the background from the CD and then reboot the PC; now it display the normal bios-boot graphics and start the flashing procedure.
This time it does the full flash of the bios and then power off the PC (or ask to do it).
At this point I move the jumper to "Normal" and boot normally.
P.S.: If you have Windows 7 already installed and want to enable AHCI you must:
1) Run Windows with AHCI set to OFF (Normal)
2) Modify a registry key in windows to enable the AHCI recognition (search on internet how to enable AHCI in Windows 7)
3) Restart system and enable AHCI function
4) Windows will boot and recognize the controller, then you coud install Intel Rapid Technology driver.
Were there any issue(s) that you were trying to fix by updating the BIOS to ver 0031?