Disconnect all the media devices that you have on the system like cd drive, hard disk drive, sd card reader if any.
Perform the following test out of chassis.
Then follow the instructions how to do the BIOS recovery. The only media that needs to be connected to the machine will be the USB which will contain the latest BIO file downloaded from the Motherboard download page.
Note: if the steps did not work with your usb, then connect your SATA drive and use this one as media device. Burn the bio file onto a blank cd and repeat the steps below.
Note Update the bios using the recovery mode only
CMOS Clear again
Download the latest bios file from the download page website
Copy the bio file to a fat-formatted usb memory stick
Remove the bios jumper from the board.
Connect the usb stick on the target machine.
Make sure there is no other usb devices connected on the system. You can disconnect your mouse and keyboard as well.
Switch on the system
Wait for the bios update to complete.
Put back the bios jumper to CONFIGURATION position not Normal Position
Try to boot the machine.
If it boots, it will go directly onto the BIOS.
Then check if the update was done correctly and switch off your system
Put the BIOS jumper in its default normal position.
Let me know the result.
i have the same issue.
i have done what you suggested.
when i boot without the jumper, theres no video for about 3 minutes, then it auto restarts, goes through bios to an update screen, and then it reports a failure. if i do the config jumper setting then nothing happens.
if i power down when the auto restart happens (no video at that time) then set the jumper, it still goes right past bios and fails the update.
Please remember, the jumper should be removed only when doing bios recovery.
As Aryan said, download the bios recovery file from this link: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/license_agr.aspx?url=/17805/eng/SO4158P.BIO&ProductID=3018&agr=Y&sType=&PrdMap=&DwnldId=17805&strOSs=38&OSFullName=OS%20Independent&lang=eng
Put the downloaded file on either an empty non-bootable usb or cd. Note the downloaded file should be the only file on the disk, if there are any other file on the media, it will fail and will not work.
Put the cd or usb in the system, remove the bios configuration jumper, power on the system and the system will boot to the usb or cd and the bios recovery will start automatically. When finished it will prompt you to power off the system, put the jumper back to the normal position, and then start the system.
It should work fine from there, and bios will have been updated successfully.
You may read the instructions for bios recovery from this document:http://downloadmirror.intel.com/17805/eng/BIOS%20Update%20Readme.pdf
You can clear the cmos before doing the bios update/recovery. Clear cmos is done by removing the motherboard battery and put it back after about 30 minutes. The bios jumpes has nothing to do with clearing the cmos.
Hope this is helpful.
thanks unplugged. trust me, i followed the instructions to the letter the first 2 times i tried it.
when that failed, i started trying a few variants on it.