Remove the RTC (Real Time Clock) battery and leave it out for 30 minutes. After this period of time, insert the battery back in and turn the system back on; if it displays POST messages, go into BIOS Setup Utility by pressing <F2> during the boot process. Once in the BIOS setup utility, press <F9> to restore BIOS default settings. Reset any customized BIOS settings. Press <F10> to save the new settings and reboot the system.
Proceed with a BIOS recovery test to a previous BIOS version for testing:
BIOS versions can be found here:
If the issue persists we recommend checking your warranty options to replace the motherboard.
The new motherboard has been installed and is running.
It appears that there is a bios save bug when saving settings and switching from Visual bios mode to classic mode. I tried and couple of changes in Visual mode and when switching to Classic mode (saving = yes) I noticed that Classic mode didn't have the same corresponding changes.
The bios level of the new motherboard is 0039.