I just built-in an mSATA-SSD (Kingston, 30GB) in the mPCI-slot and now I have exaclty the same problem:
The system resets just before the F-command menu appears to enter the BIOS.
I don't know anymore what to do, this is a complete disaster.
The whole Computer is a graveyard for work, nothing goes.
This can't be Intel quality
Nobody has got any ideas?
I am sorry to hear that have had issues with the Intel board.
I might say this could be a problem with either board itself or the power supply.
Please have in mind that your motherboard model requires a minimum of 460 W. See page 66 for more specifications:
If the problem turn out to be the board, you may need to check with your local warranty team at support.intel.com/chat for live support.
it's unlike that this is the problem.
The machine is equipped with a new power supply by CollerMaster (GX-550, GX-550 Bronze - Cooler Master ), which offers 550 watts.
The problems arise only when an external USB drive is attached to the PC which has no bootable partition on it.
At my last post I forgot to unplug one last external hard drive. It boots with the additional 30GB SSD inside.
I can boot from my external BlueRay drive but only if there is a bootble disc inserted.
An empty or non-bootable disc causes the sme problem like the external USB hard disks:
endless resets (logo shows up, reset before the BIOS options arise). It's a dead end.
This shouldn't happen when USB booting is deactivated, right?
Have you taken the board out of the chassis?
Does the problem remain? This is a motherboard problem and you may need to call at Intel support for warranty options.
Contact Intel via live chat at http://www.intel.com/support/feedback.htm
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