Hello Suraj_Mathew, I would need to inform you that this motherboard is no longer under support since June 2013. http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-034322.htm
However, these are some recommendations for this issue:
- Test the system out of the chassis, minimal configuration please. (Motherboard, processor, power supply, 1 memory stick)
- Remove the CMOS battery and leave the system without it for about an hour. Then put it back on and restart the system.
- Check if there is any BIOS update you would need to install on the board.
-If the issue persists and if the motherboard is still under warranty please get in touch with our Warranty Department so they can help you to replace the unit: http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/contactsupport
Thanks Sylvia for your response.
"- Test the system out of the chassis, minimal configuration please. (Motherboard, processor, power supply, 1 memory stick)"
SM - i had done this action...and the issue still exist.
"- Remove the CMOS battery and leave the system without it for about an hour. Then put it back on and restart the system."
SM - i had tried this step.. but removed the battery only for 5 seconds. Will try the same for 1 hour and update you the status.
"- Check if there is any BIOS update you would need to install on the board."
SM - Yes as you have suggested, i'm planning to try for a BIOS update.
Sadly my warranty had expired 4 months before
I'll update the status after performing the mentioned actions.
I removed the CMOS for about nearly 2+ hours, and i got started again. Any guess on why this issue is??
I also tried for a BIOS update. I used the .exe file option (Express upgrade). I was unable to see any screen, as shown in step 6 on express upgrade guide (http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-023357.htm). But i got the Step 7 message stating that the update was successful.
Also, will the overheating of CPU / any other component block the loading of BIOS ?
At last i self diagnosed and found that the issue was overheating. I used to remove the heat sink from the processor for cleaning and kept back just like as it is.
But when ever we are removing and replacing the heat sink from the processor, always apply "Heat sink paste" on to the center of the processor's flat area (where the heat sink is coming into contact) . Also apply the paste with a maximum size of a grain. (use a medical syringe for better deal).
If the processor's flat area and the heat sink base are having the old remaining...clean them using an eraser.
Thanks all for the suggestions....