Hello Robert, I’m sorry about this situation. Some recommendations I could give you are the following:
Remove the CMOS battery and leave the system without it for about an hour. Then put it back on and restart the system. Desktop Boards — Troubleshooting BIOS issues
You could try to flash the BIOS to the same version or a newer version. It will be necessary to use the recovery method. Desktop Boards — Instructions for Recovery BIOS update
If you are able to access Windows, you may check if you can restore your computer to the last working state by choosing “System Restore”.
Thanks for your reply. Luckily, I work with an IT guy that has a computer science degree. We tried the battery removal and now it will not start at all. It has a moment of power, the fans light up and just start to spin and it shuts off immediately. I have disassembled the entire computer and I am cleaning all contacts and heat sinks of dust and dirt and I will reassemble and try to start up again tomorrow, we were going to attempt a bios recovery at that point but if it doesn't even start up, then I am not sure I can even attempt the recovery (I will try starting up with the safe mode jumper off, I believe this the correct course of action? I have the boards documentation and I will follow the instructions there). I will let you know how it turns out. I have an issue with the fact that Intel software literally crashed my Intel motherboard and Intel CPU. It doesn't make much sense that software created to make over-clocking simple and trouble-free crashed my system. I realize I clicked the box that said I take full responsibility and that user error may be involved but I can't help but be afraid to use any Intel software or hardware in the future. If I have to replace the board, I will not be happy.
Thanks for the information Robert.
In order to access the system in save mode, please restart the computer and press the F8 key a few times.
I hope it won’t be necessary to replace the board, but in case you need to, these are the 2 ways you can contact our warranty team http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/contactsupport or submit a web ticket requesting the information https://servicerequestmgmt.intel.com/webticketui/emailpage.aspx?lang=en-us
Thank you very much! I was assuming I was out of luck, thank you very much for that information. I realize I very well may still be out of luck but at least I have a shot at replacing it if it is broken. My IT co-worker shares your sentiments, though, that the board is recoverable. I didn't have much time to work on it today. I am still hoping I can re-assemble it tomorrow and try to start her up. I will let you know what happens.
I was able to get the comp together today but the board did not POST, unfortunately. I will see about the warranty tomorrow. Thank you for your time.
Just in case you can contact our warranty team so they can help you replacing your board http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/contactsupport or submit a web ticket requesting the information? https://servicerequestmgmt.intel.com/webticketui/emailpage.aspx?lang=en-us