For the boot problem try these steps:
Advanced>> Hard Disk Pre Delay >> No
Advanced>> Peripheral Configuration >> Disable the eSATA Port.
Go to Boot Menu
Boot Menu: Advance
Boot Priority: Hard Disk Drive First
Boot to Removable Devices Disable
Boot to Network Disable
Boot to Optical Device Disable
USB Boot Disable
Boot USB Device First Disable
USB Mass Storage Auto
Yes, i think that the ISO method works best on the board, and the Recovery method through CD, nevertheless, I did the update using all the methods available except for the express method as i dont like it.
Make sure that you dont have any USB device connected like usb stick, sd card in the card reader.
Let me know if you have any other problem.
All the best,
Are you using any raid?
Were you having this problem before you update the bios?
Also you may try to clear the CMOS by removing the motherboard battery and power supply and put it back after some 10-15 minutes.
If still having the same problem, then can you try to do the bios update again but this time do it with either the recovery method or iflash method. Read the instructions carefully on how to do it properly:http://downloadmirror.intel.com/17492/eng/BIOS%20Update%20Readme.pdf
If still this does not work,then can you go back to the previous bios. It's the same procedure as updating the bios, but use the bios downloaded from this link instead: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&Inst=Yes&ProductID=2932&DwnldID=17492&strOSs=38&OSFullName=OS%20Independent&lang=eng
Let me know how it goes.
Sorry i am late
unplugged_24 remind me that i have SATA controller card. the system is normal after i unpluged the controller card.
If BIOS set IDE mode need wait 30secs if set ACHI or RAID only wait 2 secs
Why controller card on this motherboard have no it's BIOS menu. Is it not compatible this motherboard ? but it can use in windows
Yes unfortunately, external raid controller cards have not been tested on this board or any other intel desktop boards. But that does not mean that they will not work. It's up to you to test it and see if it works properly, if not then you may need to either change it or use the no-board raid.
In your case it looks like this is the way it will always work. I have seen some other people having the same problem of not being able to access the Raid BIOS during post when using raid controller card, bu still be able to use it when you are on windows. I do not know if there is any resolution for that, and if not, i dont think it will be fixed since raid controller card have not been tested and supported on these boards and hence it is difficult to solve the problem you are having.
I updated the BIOS to the current version a week ago, and today I started getting a 30 second pause on a black screen before booting.
What changed in my system was that I added a Firewire PCI card, and a UAD-1 PCI Express Audio DSP card, and a couple of USB devices -- a USB Protection Key and an AKAI APC40 MIDI Device.
So who knows what in particular is making it go into deep thought, but it appears to want to do it, even after I disable every boot device except SATA hard disks.
hey guys! I have a similar issue.. I'm running a DX58SO mobo with the i7 920.. the problem that I have is that my computer gets stuck in the black screen.. but the dash is not blinking... here's the post I originally submitted http://communities.intel.com/message/92601#92601 ... as you can see I have tried many things without success.. here's the whole story.. I contacted amazon to make my warranty effective.. but they told me to ask for help first and try to fix.. this guy from the other post recommended me to update the bios.. now I have a question.. my computer does not even load the bios.. as i told you, it freezes in the black screen and the dash does not blink.. if I can't even boot from a cd.. will updating the bios really work? any help/advice?