Device Manager always displays Computer as (Standard Computers) and System Information lists as Intel_ so I don't think that is the problem. While the only problem I had with Vista was figuring out how to install the first printer Vista driver, I think Windows 7 has some hardware recognition issues related to task manager. That still should not alter BIOS and boot however. I won't know more until I reinstall my Windows 7 since I must have incorrectly used Recovery after checking graphics with a 7600GS graphics card on a DG45ID. Much of the problem is interpretation since the screens are loading too fast. I tried to do a recovery from my 131 to 117 and same as you I only got periodic blinks from my DVD activity. Otherwise issues are generally resolved by waiting a few seconds more and have no problem entering BIOS. I don't have your utility unfortunately.